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Though the British Open may be more historic, and the U.S. Open has a better field, to many Canadians The Masters is the most significant golf tournament of the year. In many parts of the country, the tournament in Augusta, Georgia, signifies the start of golf season, with formerly snow-filled fairways finally awakening to allow golfers to come out of hibernation and once again hack their way around the course.
Most golfers don’t recognize that The Masters – a title club co-founder Bobby Jones was not enamoured with – barely survived the Depression. Now Augusta National, with its always blooming azaleas and pristine wall-to-wall green, is regarded by most as the most exclusive and successful golf club in the world, controlled by a group of rich, almost exclusively white men who also run one of the best golf tournaments. Settling it to watch The Masters on television is without doubt one of the sports highlights of any year.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at five Masters that continue to set the tone for the tournament each year: