The Masters Tournament is the first of the four major championships held each year in professional golf. First held in 1934, the Masters has a number of traditions, including the award of a green jacket to the champion. Jack Nicklaus is the most successful player at the Masters, having won the event six times between 1963 and 1986.
When is the Masters?
The Masters takes place every year in the first full week of April.
Where is the Masters?
Unlike other major golf events, the Masters is held at the same location each year – the world famous Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia in the USA.
How do I get there?
The Augusta National Golf Club is located a few miles to the west of downtown Augusta. Augusta itself is approximately 140 miles to the east of Georgia’s largest city, Atlanta.
Air: Augusta Regional Airport is a small airport, located approximately 5 miles from Augusta that has several domestic flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas and Washington. Alternatively Columbia Metropolitan Airport is just over 60 miles away and also has domestic flights to New York, Philadelphia, Washington (D.C.), Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston.
The closest international airports to Augusta is Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports and offering flights across the world. It is located approximately 150 miles from Augusta and takes just over 2 hours to drive.
Driving/Parking – Free car parking is available on site at the Augusta National Golf Club. If driving from Atlanta or Points West take I-20 East towards Augusta, or if driving from Columbia, S.C. and Points East take I-20 West towards Augusta.
How do I get tickets to the Masters?
Tickets for the Masters go to ballot as they usually sell out well in advance of the tournament. Ballot applications usually have to be submitted by the previous June. For the 2019 tournament, Practice Round tickets cost $75, whilst daily Tournament tickets cost $115.
For further information, consult the official Masters website here.
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Last Updated on April 1, 2023 by Sports Tourist