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Golf Australia Express : GA Express 235
THE HISTORY OF GOLF'S MOST FASHIONABLE TROPHY... THE HISTORY OF GOLF'S MOST FASHIONABLE TROPHY... T HERE are few awards or trophies in the world as recognised or as coveted as the green jacket awarded to the Masters Champion each year. They began in 1937 when Augusta National members were urged to purchase and wear one to identify them as reliable sources of knowledge at The Masters. Single breasted, with a single vent, in ‘Masters Green’, the jacket features the Augusta National Golf Club logo on its chest pocket and brass buttons. Despite being made from Australian merino wool, Adam Scott is still the only Aussie to have one hanging in the Champions’ Locker Room at Augusta National. The green jacket won by the Masters Champion is taken home for the year and then kept at Augusta National, except in the case of Gary Player, who either innocently or conveniently forgot his jacket when returning from South Africa to defend his 1961 victory. Each year the previous year’s champion slips the jacket onto the shoulders of the new winner, except in the rare case of a back-to-back winner. Jack Nicklaus presented himself his jacket in 1996, while Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods were helped into their consecutive jackets by the Chairman of Augusta National in 1990 and 2002 respectively. FULL GREEN JACKET FULL GREEN JACKET
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