The Masters golf tournament is played at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, usually during the first full week of April each year.
One of the four annual men’s major golf championships, the invitational tournament is an official money event on the PGA Tour, European Tour, and Japan Golf Tour. Except for three years during World War II, The Masters has been staged annually since 1934 when it was started as the Augusta National Invitation Tournament by amateur golf champion Bobby Jones and stockbroker Clifford Roberts.
Members of Augusta National wear the green sport coat of the club while on the grounds, and the Masters winner dons the coat at the end of the tournament as an honorary member. The jacket becomes the personal property of the winner, but they are expected to return it after one year to be kept at the clubhouse for wearing whenever they are at the club.