gan in 1937 when members were urged to buy and wear the garment during the Masters so patrons could identify reliable sources of information. Sam Snead was the first US Masters Champion to receive a Green Jacket in 1949. So much history, so many great players: this is where we shall see the world’s greatest lineup of golfers, the cream, present and past, on the course and with us in the crowd. The best way to make the most of being at this unique event is to plan your route in ad- vance: our experts on the ground will assist with this, and in general there is time be- tween watching individual shots to view the course’s great historical landmarks. These in- clude the clubhouse—thought to be the first cement house in the entire Deep South. It en- compasses the Eisenhower Cabin, built in 1953 for the golf-mad US President, who vis- ited the Augusta course 45 times. Last year’s champion was Patrick Reed, before him Sergio Garcia, Danny Willett, Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson. England’s Jason Rose has been runner-up twice, in 2015 and 2017— he plans to be among those at- tempting to wear a Green Jacket this and every year. Rory McIlroy will be there, as will Tommy Fleetwood, Fred Couples, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. The Masters just continues to get better, and more of a magnet—as well as more expensive—each year. As Rory McIlroy said recently, ‘The Masters has now become the biggest golf tournament in the world. I don’t care about the US Open or The Open. Everything is at Augusta. For me it’s the most special tournament that we play and it’s the one everyone desperately wants to win.’ So many of the names you will see at the US Masters are star-studded. If you opt to have those sought-after tickets for the Final you will be in at the climax, there in your Masters Chair at the 18th Hole as the cream of today’s golfers battle it out for the most prized trophy in golf. And if you decide to join the Masters crowd on the Friday too, you will see also the ‘old and bold’ in action, players who might just not make the cut these days. Think of two of Britain’s greats, Ian Woosnam and Sandy Lyle, both ex- pected to be in the line-up— they just can’t stay away. 177 Secure MastersTournament badges:Call 020 7399 2960 ‘At least once in your life, you must experience the Masters in person’ Tiger Woods became the youngest ever player to win the US Masters in 1997, only three months after his 21st birthday – a record he holds to this day.