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How You Can Become a Member of Augusta...
How much does it cost to join Augusta National Golf Club? How do you apply for Augusta National membership? Find out here.
What Is the New Cut Rule at The Masters Golf...
What is The Masters cut rule - the tournament policy on how many golfers make the cut? Here is the answer.
How to Get Tickets to the Masters Golf Tournament
So you want tickets to The Masters golf tournament? You'll need a lot of luck and a lot of cash to get those Masters tickets.
Why is 'Amen Corner' Called That, and Who Came...
Amen Corner is a famous part of Augusta National Golf Club. Why is it called that, and who came up with the name?
2014 Masters Golf Tournament
View a recap and the final scores from Bubba Watson's second Green Jacket win at the 2014 Masters.
On the Menu: The Champions Dinner at The Masters
What have Masters winners served at the annual Champions Dinner? Here is a look at the menus for the meal through the years.
The Masters Records
View the tournament records for The Masters, lists of bests and worsts, first and mosts from the major championship played annually at Augusta National.
2015 Masters Golf Tournament
Information on the 2015 Masters golf tournament, including dates and qualifying criteria.
What Are the Masters Qualifications, the...
What are the Masters qualifications, the various ways golfers can qualify to play in the major championship? Here is the list of qualifying criteria.
The Masters Champions
Who are the winners of The Masters? View the list of Masters champions, and also find the final scores and recaps of every Masters golf tournament ever played.
Do Masters Champions Get to Keep the Green...
The Masters champion receives the traditional Green Jacket for winning ... but does he get to keep it?
What Is 'Amen Corner'?
Amen Corner is a famous part of Augusta National Golf Club. But where on the course is it, and what holes make up Amen Corner?
Golf Club Distances (How Far Should You Hit...
How far should you hit your golf clubs? This chart shows typical distances, along with tips for learning your yardages.
Why Are Masters Champions Presented with a...
The winner of The Masters is presented with a Green Jacket. But why? How did the tradition of the Green Jacket get started? Read this FAQ on the topic.
Who are the Youngest Winners of The Masters?
Who is the youngest Masters champion? And who are others on the list of youngest winners of The Masters golf tournament? Here are the answers.
Augusta National Golf Club
Learn more about one of the most famous golf courses in the world, Augusta National Golf Club, including its history, address and details about course landmarks and membership.
Talkin' 'Bout Shaft: Understanding Golf Club...
What is the role of shaft flex in a golf club and golf swing? Understanding shaft flex can help improve your game.
Know Your Golf Scoring Terms: Birdies, Bogeys...
What do golf scoring terms such as birdie and bogey, eagle and par, mean? Here is the answer from the Golf Beginners FAQ.
The 6 best golfers of all-time in The Masters
Who are the greatest golfers at The Masters, the ones who performed best in the tournament's history? Here are the Top 6 Masters players of all-time.
A Tradition Unlike Any Other: The History of...
The Masters golf tournament is one of golf's four majors, and here you can find tournament history, records and more, along with tourney dates, course info and trivia.
Oldest Golfers to Win Major Championship (Men)
Find out who the oldest golfers are to win one of the men's major championships in golf.
Butler Cabin at Augusta National
The Butler Cabin is one of the landmarks on the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club. Page 8.
What are the Holes Named at Augusta National?
Each hole at Augusta National is named. What are those names? See the list.
Tiger Woods Majors
Here is the rundown of Tiger Woods majors, golf's major championships won by the golfer.
Youngest Golfer to Win Major Championship (Men)
Who is the youngest golfer to win on the men's major championships? Here is the answer to that question.
Has There Ever Been a Hole-in-One on a Par-5...
Has any golfer scored a hole-in-one on a par-5 hole? That question is answered in this FAQ entry.
Hogan Bridge at Augusta National
The Hogan Bridge is one of several famous bridges that are landmarks at Augusta National Golf Club. Page 5.
More Records, Facts and Figures from The Masters
Check out these interesting records, facts and figures from The Masters. Page 2.
Masters Quiz - 1960 to Present
Test your knowledge of the history of The Masters with this quiz, which focuses on the tournament from 1960 to the present.
How are Masters Tee Times and Pairings...
How are the pairings and tee times determined for The Masters golf tournament? Read this FAQ for the answer.
Know When and Where Golf's Major Tournaments...
When and where are golf's major championships scheduled in coming years? Check out the dates and locations of future majors.
Men's Majors - Most Victories
See which male golfers have won the most major championship titles, including professional and amateur.
Understanding Your Golf Clubs: What Are Wedges?
Beginning golfers sometimes aren't sure which golf clubs do what, or why. Here, the About.com Golf Guides tries to help beginners understand wedges, including sand wedges, gap wedges and lob wedges.
Does Augusta National have a pro shop?
Find details about the Augusta National pro shop, both the physical, on-site shop and the official Masters online store.
Ranking Golf's Greatest Players Ever
Who are the best golfers of all-time? Here is a ranking of the Top 25 men in the history of golf.
2013 Masters Golf Tournament
Read a recap of the 2013 Masters golf tournament and view the list of final scores.
Rae's Creek at Augusta National
Rae's Creek flows across a corner of the Augusta National Golf Club and impacts several famous holes. Page 4.
Getting a Great Golf Stance, Step-by-Step
Learn how to achieve a great golf setup position with this step-by-step guide to the stance that includes alignment, ball position, posture, balance and more.
Eisenhower Cabin at Augusta National
The Eisenhower Cabin is one of the famous landmarks at Augusta National Golf Club, named at World War II general and United States President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Page 9.
Get answers to your questions about The Masters
Are you looking for answers to your questions about The Masters and Augusta National Golf Club? Check out our FAQ on The Masters.
The 787-Yard Drive on the PGA Tour
In 1992, a journeyman golfer named Carl Cooper blasted a 787-yard drive during a PGA Tour tournament, the Texas Open. Read how it happened.
What and Where are the Famous Bridges on...
Three bridges on Augusta National Golf Coures have been dedicated to great golfers. Find out which ones, where they are on the course and to whom they are dedicated.
Masters Quiz - Records, Bests and Firsts
Test your knowledge of the history of The Masters with this quiz, which focuses on tournament records, plus bests and firsts.
Origins of the Word 'Golf': Does It Mean...
Does the word golf stand for Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden? That's a popular myth, and it's not true. Find out the real origins of the word golf.
Who Was the First Masters Champion to Wear the...
The Masters champion is awarded the Green Jacket, but who was the first Masters champ to receive one?
Should Golfers Use Clubs With Steel or Graphite...
What's best for your golf game - steel shafts or graphite shafts? This comparison looks at the pros and cons of each type of shaft.
How the Eisenhower Tree at Augusta National Got...
The Eisenhower Tree is one of the famous landmarks at Augusta National Golf Club. Where on the course is it located, and why is it called that? Here's the answer.
2014 US Open Golf Tournament
Find out where and when the 2014 US Open golf tournament takes place, along with qualifying criteria.
Birdie
: "Birdie" is the term for scoring 1-under par on any individual golf hole. Par , remember, is the expected
Golf Handicap Calculator
With a minimum of five rounds played, this Golf Handicap Calculator tells you what your USGA Handicap Index would be.
Lag (Lag Putt)
What is a lag putt in golf? Read the definition here and also find examples of ways to improve your lag putting.
Up and Down
What does the term 'up and down' mean when used by golfers? Read this definition of the phrase for an explanation.
Beginners FAQ: How Does Golf Scoring Work?
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What You Should Know Before Buying Your First...
What factors should you consider before buying your first set of golf clubs? The About.com Golf Guide has some suggestions.
Cut Line
: The "cut line" is the score that represents the dividing point between golfers who continue playing
How Many Cabins are There On the Grounds of...
How many cabins are there on the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club? Here is the answer.
Nelson Bridge at Augusta National
The Nelson Bridge is one of several famous bridges that are landmarks at Augusta National Golf Club. Page 6.
The Lowest Score Ever Recorded For 18 Holes of...
What is the lowest score ever posted in an 18-hole round of golf? Here is a look at that question.
Augusta National Golf Club Par-3 Course
The Par-3 Course at Augusta National Golf Club is a collection of nine exquisite little golf holes, and the site of the Par-3 Contest at The Masters every year. Here is a gallery of photos of the course, along with information about it.
What is a Scramble Tournament in Golf and How...
A scramble is a type of golf tournament that is commonly used for club tournaments, charity outings and so on. Here's an overview of how the format works.
The 10 Best Golfers Who Never Won the Masters
Who are the greatest golfers in the sport's history without a win at The Masters? We count down the Top 10 best golfers never to win The Masters.
What you need to know about golfer Fred Couples
Golfer Fred Couples is featured in this biographical profile that provides details about his life and career, including his top PGA Tour achievements.
What the Colored Stakes and Lines on a Golf...
What do the different colored stakes and lines on a golf course signify? Find out what red, yellow and white stakes or lines mean on a golf course.
Largest Final-Round Comeback on PGA Tour
What are the largest final-round comebacks to win on the PGA Tour? Here's the list.
U.S. Open Cut: What Is the U.S. Open Cut Rule?
What is the US Open cut rule? Here is the answer about how many golfers make the cut in the annual USGA championship tournament.
The Worst Scores In Masters Tournament History
What are the highest scores in Masters history? Here is a look at the worst single-hole, 18-hole and 72-hole scores at the golf major.
What are the Masters records for highest scores?
What are the Masters golf tournament records for highest 18-hole score and highest 72-hole score? How about highest score to win the tournament? Here are the answers.
Top 10 Irish Golfers of All-Time
Who are the best-ever golfers from the island of Ireland? We rank the Top 10 Irish golfers of all-time.
Understanding Your Golf Clubs: All About Irons
Beginning golfers sometimes aren't sure which golf clubs do what, or why. Here, the About.com Golf Guides helps beginners understand irons, from the 3-iron to the pitching wedge.
Sarazen Bridge at Augusta National
The Sarazen Bridge is one of several famous bridges at Augusta National Golf Club. Page 7.
The PGA Tour Cut Rule, Explained
What is the PGA Tour cut rule - how many golfers make or miss the cut at pro golf tournaments? Here is the answer.
How to Grip Your Golf Club
Here is a step-by-step guide to the correct way for golfers to take their grip of the club, starting with the lead (or top) hand.
Arnold Palmer Plaque at Augusta National
Read what's written on the Arnold Palmer Plaque at Augusta National Golf Club, and find out where it is located. Page 10.
Which Golfers Have Scored the Record 59 For 18...
What is the record for lowest round of golf shot on the PGA Tour? Here are the golfer who've shot 59 in a PGA Tour tournament.
The Masters Par-3 Contest Winners, Records and...
Learn the winners of the annual Par-3 Contest at Augusta National Golf Club, played the day before The Masters, along with the tournament record and other facts.
Tiger Woods Masters Wins
Here is a look at each of the Tiger Woods Masters wins, beginning with the 1997 Masters and continuing to the most recent.
PGA Cut: What is the PGA Championship Cut Rule?
What is the PGA cut rule, the number of golfers who make the cut at the PGA Championship? Here is the answer.
The Masters Trophy
This is the trophy presented to the low amateur at The Masters Tournament. Page 2.
Eagle
: In golf, an "eagle" is a score of 2-under par on any individual hole. Golf holes are designated a par
Who Played the Most Masters Tournaments?
Which golfer holds the record for playing The Masters Tournament the most times? Here is the answer from the Masters FAQ.
Lowest Round in a Men's Golf Major
Find out which golfers share the record for the lowest round ever shot in a men's major championship.
How to Fix a Slice in Golf
Get these free tips for diagnosing the cause of your slice on the golf course, and fixing the problems so you can stop slicing.
Top 10 Golf Chokes - No. 4 through No. 2
Here are Nos. 4 through 2 on our countdown of the worst chokes in the history of golf. Page 3.
Alphabetical Golf Glossary of Advanced and...
Need a detailed, in-depth definition of a golf term? Check out this extensive Golf Glossary, which includes hundreds of explanations of common and uncommon words used by golfers.
What are the Masters scoring records?
What are the scoring records at The Masters golf tournament? Find the 9-hole, 18-hole and 72-hole records here; plus the final-round record; and the 36-hole and 54-hole records.
How to Mark a Golf Scorecard
If you're a beginner, you might be unsure of some of the different ways to mark the golf scorecard. Here's a rundown of 10 of the most common methods for marking the scorecard.
How Many Clubs Are You Allowed to Carry in Your...
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What's the Ruling When One Golf Ball Collides...
What's the ruling in golf when one player's ball collides with another player's golf ball? Read this FAQ to find the answer and the ruling.
Golf History FAQ: Why Do Golfers Yell 'Fore'...
Why do golfers yell 'fore' when they hit errant shots? To warn those ahead. But why 'fore' - what is the origin of that term and its golf usage?
Top 10 Golf Chokes - No. 7 through No. 5
Check out the golfers at No. 7 through No. 5 on this countdown of golf's worst chokes. Page 2.
Which Golfers Have Served as Honorary Starters...
Which golfers have served as honorary starters at The Masters, hitting the ceremonial opening drive? Here is the list, with years in which they served in the role.
Who is the Youngest Golfer to Win a Major...
Who is the youngest golfer to win a major championship? This FAQ answers the question.
Golf One-Liners and Other Short Funnies
In the mood for a laugh? Browse through a collection of one-liners and other short funnies about the game of golf.
PGA Tour Qualifying
This article on PGA Tour qualifying outlines the only ways a golfer can earn a PGA Tour card to become a tour member.
Most Career Wins on the PGA Tour
Who has the most career wins on the PGA Tour? Here's a list of all players who have 15 or more career wins on the PGA Tour.
Golf for Beginners FAQ
The Golf for Beginners FAQ helps those interested in becoming golfers answer questions that are sure to come up.
Augusta National Flowers
The blooming plants, shrubs and trees that produce the Augusta National flowers always lead to beautiful scenery. Page 8.
Double Eagle
What is a double eagle in golf? Here is an explanation of the term and what it takes to record one of these rare feats.
What Are the Most Popular Golf Tournament...
What are the most popular golf tournament formats, and what are their rules? Here are 10 of the most common types of competition formats.
PGA Tour Records
Find out who holds the most important PGA Tour records with this run through the tour recordbook.
Bogey
: A bogey is a score of 1-over par on any individual hole on a golf course. Golf holes are typically
British Open Cut: What Is the British Open Cut...
What is the rule for the British Open cut - how many golfers make the cut at the Open Championship? Find out.
Masters Quiz - The Early Years
Test your knowledge of the history of The Masters with this quiz, which focuses on the tournament's early years.
No. 1 on the Countdown of Golf's Worst Chokes
Who committed the worst choke job in golf history? Check out who is No. 1 in this countdown of golf's biggest chokes. Page 4.
Top 10 Worst Golf Chokes and Collapses
What are the worst chokes in golf history? Here is a ranking of the Top 10, plus more of the biggest collapses for your consideration.
Hitting Down on the Golf Ball To Make It Go Up
If you want a golf ball to go up when you hit irons, your must strike the ball with a descending blow. In other words: Hit down on the ball.
How to Clean Golf Clubs
Cleaning your golf clubs is an important chore that needs to be performed every so often to help keep your clubs in good shape.
Augusta National Golf Club Pictures
The gallery of Augusta National Golf Club pictures displays the home course of The Masters and includes course info.
Ten Basics of Rules and Etiquette for Your...
Playing your first round of golf can be intimidating. Will you know how to act on a golf course? Will you be unsure of yourself and the rules? Here's a quick primer - 10 basics of rules of etiquette - that will make your first round of golf go easier.
Understanding Basic and Advanced Rules of Golf
Check out Golf Rules in both short, plain-English form or the full, in-depth rules, plus rulings on confusing situations, and pose your questions to experts.
Rules of Golf - Rules 26: Water Hazards
Rule 26 from the Official Rules of Golf, courtesy of the United States Golf Association.
Jack Nicklaus Plaque at Augusta National
The Jack Nicklaus Plaque at Augusta National Golf Club commemorates the golfer's six victories in The Masters. Page 11.
Augusta National Par-3 Course Scorecard
A look at the Augusta National Par 3 Course scorecard. . Page 9.
What's In Your Bag?
Which golf clubs should you carry in your bag? That depends on your skill level.
Ike's Pond at Augusta National
Ike's Pond is one of the landmarks of Augusta National Golf Course. Page 13.
Phil Mickelson's Wins in Major Championships
Here's a look at the major championships won by golfer Phil Mickelson, with photos, recaps and leaderboards.
Left-Handed Golfers with Most PGA Tour Wins
Left-handed golfers are a scarce breed. Only a handful of left-handers have won PGA Tour tournaments. Here's the list of lefties with the most PGA Tour victories.
Record Fountain at Augusta National
The Record Fountain at Augusta National Golf Club displays plaques noting Masters winners and tournament records. Page 12.
What were Jack Nicklaus' Finishes in the Masters?
How did Jack Nicklaus fare in The Masters Tournament? He's a list of Nicklaus' yearly finishes in the golf major.
Types of Golf Grips: Three Best Ways to Hold...
Here are the three most common types of golf grips, the best ways to hold the golf club during the swing.
Which Golf Course Architect Designed Augusta...
Who is the golf course architect responsible for Augusta National? The answer is in this Masters FAQ.
Golf Demo Days Locator
Looking for a golf demo days event in your area? You can search manufacturers' demo days schedules from this article by the About Golf Guide.
Augusta Par-3 Course: Modern Layout, Yardage
The modern layout and overall yardage for the Augusta National Par 3 Course. Page 8.
How is Golf Handicap Index Calculated? Here's...
Here's an explation of the formula used to calculate a USGA Handicap Index in golf.
How to Play a Four Ball Golf Match
: Four Ball is a match pitting two teams of two players (a total of four balls being played, hence the
Albatross
The term 'albatross' is sometimes used in golf, but what does it mean? Read the definition from the About.com Golf Glossary.
Who Started the Champions Dinner at The Masters?
The Champions Dinner is held every year during Masters Week, when former Masters champions return to the club. What is the origin of this tradition?
More than 100 Years of U.S. Open Golf Champions
View a list of past champions, going back to 1895, of the U.S. Open golf championship.
Green in Regulation (GIR)
: "Green in regulation," often abbreviated GIR, is a statistical category on the pro tours, as well as
Best South African Golfers
Who are the best golfers from South Africa? Here is a ranking of the all-time greatest South African golfers.
Meet the Woods
Beginning golfers sometimes aren't sure which golf clubs do what, or why. Here, the About.com Golf Guides tries to help beginners understand woods - drivers and fairway woods.
Scratch Golfer
What is a scratch golfer? There is an official definition as part of the handicap system, and there is also a general usage of the term. Read the definitions of both for an explanation of the term's meaning.
What Do the Letters X, S, R, A and L Mean When...
On most golf shafts, one of the letters from among L, A, R, S and X appears on the shaft. This flex code is common around the world. What do these letters mean?
Equitable Stroke Control: What Is It, and What...
Equitable Stroke Control in golf is part of the USGA Handicap System and sets a per-hole maximum score that golfers can turn in for handicap purposes. Read the details and view the allowable scores.
What Was the Original Name of the Masters...
The Masters Tournament has not always existed under that name. The golf major had a different name when it was first played. Find out what the original name of The Masters was.
Magnolia Lane at Augusta National
A photo of Magnolia Lane at Augusta National Golf Club and information about the short road that leads into the club.
Understanding Swingweight
What is swingweight in a golf club, and is it something every golfer needs to be concerned with? The About.com Golf Guide examines swingweight.
Betting on Golf and Golf Betting Games
Find out how to play dozens and dozens of golf tournament formats, and check the definitions of various side bets and golf betting games.
What is the address of Augusta National Golf...
What is the Augusta National address? Find the physical address here, along with the Web site address and how to contact the club online.
Find out how many and which golfers have made...
How many golfers have made a hole-in-one during The Masters Tournament? Here's a look at every ace in the tourney's history.
Common Penalties under the Rules of Golf
Unsure what the penalty is for a certain infraction during a round of golf? This page lists some of the most common infractions and what the penalties are.
Greensomes
: Greensomes, also known as Scotch Foursomes , is a competition format that is a variation of foursomes
Top 50 Female Golfers of All-Time
Who are the greatest women golfers of all time? The About.com Golf Guide counts down the Top 50 Female Golfers of All-Time. This is No. 5 to 1. Page 10.
How Pro Golfer Rickie Fowler Became a Star on...
This Rickie Fowler biography includes details about the golfer's career along with personal facts and details.
Big Brands Release New and Updated Golf Balls...
New golf balls by TaylorMade, Callaway, Bridgestone and Titleist reached retail outlets in early 2014; here is a look at those models.
Masters Trivia Quizzes
Think you know a lot of Masters trivia? Try one of these multiple-choice quizzes and put your knowledge to the test.
How to Decide Which Brand of Golf Clubs to Buy...
You're a beginning golfer who wants to buy a nice set of clubs from a major brand, but you're not sure how to choose between brands. Here are some suggestions for deciding.
Augusta National Landmarks
Take a look, in photos and text, at some of the Augusta National Golf Club landmarks - famous points of interest around the course.
Lee Trevino
Learn more about golfer Lee Trevino with this profile, which includes biographical details as well as facts about Trevino's golf achievements.
Low Trajectory? Focus on Impact Position
If you are struggling getting your irons up in the air, these checkpoints will help you address the problem.

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