Note: This year’s Masters Tournament 2020 has been postponed due to the globally spreading COVID-19 pandemic. Further information on the event will be updated in the fall as the rescheduled date is officially announced.
Each year The Masters Tournament draws in the world’s greatest golfers to compete for the prestigious title at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Patrons and fans witness the unparalleled talents of golfers who show their skills on the green at the annual invitation-only event. This April, the Masters Tournament 2020 will continue in its 84th year as one of golf’s biggest events.
The 2020 Masters Tournament
Golf’s four major championships kick off with the Masters Tournament, attracting the sport’s elite to the distinguished Augusta National Golf Club since 1934. Occurring this year from April 9th-12th, more than 90 players will compete, including former Masters Champions and the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking. A history of tradition, impressive athleticism and exclusivity has made the Masters Tournament one of the most highly-coveted tickets in the majors.
The Augusta National Golf Club
Formerly a plant nursery, the National stands as one of the most exclusive golf clubs in the world. The thoughtfully-designed course has had many upgrades through the years, but remains a classic for members and champions due to its pristine appearance and historical place in U.S. golf history. The property’s 365 acres are composed of an 18-hole course, clubhouse, private shopping center and plenty of lush, well-maintained greenery.
Winning the Title
Receiving an invitation to play in The Masters Tournament gives players a chance to solidify their place among an outstanding group of Champions. Players will showcase their talents at this year’s 2020 Masters Tournament in hopes of winning the hefty purse, with the winner’s share totalling more than $2 million. Aside from monetary awards, winners are also gifted with the Augusta National Golf Club’s signature green jacket, a tradition that has continued since 1949. The victor is also granted a lifetime invitation to the Masters to continue to defend or regain their title.
Tiger Woods, a five-time Masters winner and 2019 title holder, will return to the 2020 Masters Tournament to defend his title. The Tuesday ahead of the tournament, he will be hosting the Champions’ Dinner, where the reigning Champion welcomes past winners and board members for a feast. The menu is decided based on the home region of the winner, with Tiger Woods planning to serve up California coastal dishes of steak, chicken fajitas and sushi for the 2020 gathering. Woods holds a number of Masters Tournament records, including youngest winner, winning by the largest margin, and lowest winning score.
With the National being such an exclusive property, the Masters Tournament is known to be a hard-to-get ticket. Invitations go out to members along with a small selection of fans who were lucky enough to apply for the wait list during the two times in history it has been open. Even witnessing the practice rounds requires submitting an application a year in advance. Like previous years, the 2020 Masters Tournament is sure to attract top golf fans who are dedicated and connected within this exclusive, prestigious sport.