The Masters Tournament has been in the news recently due to the anticipation surrounding the return of Tiger Woods to professional golf at the event. Woods, a five-time Masters champion, made his long-awaited comeback at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Additionally, top golfers like Jon Rahm have been making headlines by defecting to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf league, impacting the landscape of professional golf and major championships like The Masters.
The Masters Tournament, often referred to simply as The Masters, is one of the four major championships in professional golf. It is held annually at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, and is the first major of the year. Founded by golf legend Bobby Jones and investment banker Clifford Roberts, The Masters has a rich history dating back to 1934. The tournament is known for its iconic green jacket awarded to the winner, as well as its storied traditions and the challenging Augusta National course.