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The Masters: Golf's most storied championship

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Many consider The Masters, held each year at Augusta National, to be golf's most prestigious championship. (Mike Bailey/TravelGolf)

Every year in April, the world's best golfers tee it up at Augusta National in Georgia for The Masters, the first major golf tournament of the year.

Though the youngest of golf's four majors, to many The Masters is the most prestigious -- and it is unique in that it is the only major that is played in the same place annually. Augusta National's landmarks -- Amen Corner, Hogan Bridge, Rae's Creek -- are as well known as its golf holes, many of which were re-designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones more than 50 years ago.

Past Masters champions

• 2014: Bubba Watson
• 2013: Adam Scott
• 2012: Bubba Watson
• 2011: Charl Schwartzel
• 2010: Phil Mickelson
• 2009: Angel Cabrera
• 2008: Trevor Immelman
• 2007: Zach Johnson
• 2006: Phil Mickelson
• 2005: Tiger Woods
• 2004: Phil Mickelson
• 2003: Mike Weir
• 2002: Tiger Woods
• 2001: Tiger Woods
• 2000: Vijay Singh
• 1999: Jose Maria Olazabal
• 1998: Mark O'Meara
• 1997: Tiger Woods
• 1996: Nick Faldo
• 1995: Ben Crenshaw
• 1994: Jose Maria Olazabal
• 1993: Bernhard Langer
• 1992: Fred Couples
• 1991: Ian Woosnam
• 1990: Nick Faldo
• 1989: Nick Faldo
• 1988: Sandy Lyle
• 1987: Larry Mize
• 1986: Jack Nicklaus
• 1985: Bernhard Langer
• 1984: Ben Crenshaw
• 1983: Seve Ballesteros
• 1982: Craig Stadler
• 1981: Tom Watson
• 1980: Seve Ballesteros
• 1979: Fuzzy Zoeller
• 1978: Gary Player
• 1977: Tom Watson
• 1976: Raymond Floyd
• 1975: Jack Nicklaus
• 1974: Gary Player
• 1973: Tommy Aaron
• 1972: Jack Nicklaus
• 1971: Charles Coody
• 1970: Billy Casper
• 1969: George Archer
• 1968: Bob Goalby
• 1967: Gay Brewer Jr.
• 1966: Jack Nicklaus
• 1965: Jack Nicklaus
• 1964: Arnold Palmer
• 1963: Jack Nicklaus
• 1962: Arnold Palmer
• 1961: Gary Player
• 1960: Arnold Palmer
• 1959: Art Wall Jr.
• 1958: Arnold Palmer
• 1957: Doug Ford
• 1956: Jack Burke Jr.
• 1955: Cary Middlecoff
• 1954: Sam Snead
• 1953: Ben Hogan
• 1952: Sam Snead
• 1951: Ben Hogan
• 1950: Jimmy Demaret
• 1949: Sam Snead
• 1948: Claude Harmon
• 1947: Jimmy Demaret
• 1946: Herman Keiser
• 1943-45: Tournament not played due to World War II
• 1942: Byron Nelson
• 1941: Craig Wood
• 1940: Jimmy Demaret
• 1939: Ralph Guldahl
• 1938: Henry Picard
• 1937: Byron Nelson
• 1936: Horton Smith
• 1935: Gene Sarazen
• 1934: Horton Smith

 
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