So, you think you know the Masters and Augusta National 

Your green jacket test awaits

Masters – Green jacket quiz

Masters - Green jacket quiz
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The arrival of the Masters marks the unofficial opening of the golf season and the desire by those competing in the 86th event to don the famed green jacket bestowed on the eventual winner.

The history of Augusta National is forever entwined into the core of golf and the event has generated global interest.

Yet, how much of that famed history do you know?

Take the 20-question quiz below and see if your answers merit a green jacket for excellence. 

Good luck !


Masters – Green jacket quiz

The official name of the event when it commenced in 1934 was:

1). The Masters

2). The Bobby Jones Invitational

3). The Augusta National Invitation Tournament

4). The Green Jacket Invitational

What other architect was considered by Bob Jones, but ultimately not selected, to co-design the club?

1). A.W. Tillinghast

2). Devereux Emmet

3). Donald Ross

4). George Thomas

Masters - Green jacket quiz
Jack Nicklaus watches his shot go for a birdie on the 17th in 1986. (AP Photo/Joe Benton)

Masters – Green jacket quiz

A green jacket champion played in the final round with Jack Nicklaus when the Golden Bear won his 5th and 6th green jackets in 1975 and 1986 respectively. Who were they?

1). Gary Player and Seve Ballesteros

2). Tom Watson and Sandy Lyle

3). Ray Floyd and Bernhard Langer

4). Ben Crenshaw and Larry Mize

When Jack Nicklaus became the first winner to claim two consecutive Masters titles — who placed the jacket on him?

1). Nicklaus did it solo

2). Clifford Roberts

3). Bob Jones

4). Arnold Palmer

Masters – Green jacket quiz

What famous player was paired with Gene Sarazen when he made his famous double-eagle at the 15th hole in winning the 1935 Masters?

1). Bob Jones

2). Tommy Armour

3). Henry Cotton

4). Walter Hagen

Augusta National is open on what sort of time frame?

1). Year round

2). January thru June

3). October thru May

4). March thru October

Masters – Green jacket quiz

The famed green jacket can only be worn off Augusta National property by the current champion.

1). True

2). False

3). All champions can wear the jacket anywhere they wish

4). The jacket can be worn by the current champion only in the USA.

The most appearances in the Masters without a victory is 26. What two men share that record?

1). Gene Littler and Tom Kite

2). Lee Trevino and Tom Weiskopf

3). Johnny Miller and Julius Boros

4). Ken Venturi and Greg Norman

The winner of the Masters becomes:

1). An honorary member of the club only after completing 72 holes in 10 future Masters.

2). Past living champions vote have to vote in the affirmative for the person to be made an honorary member.

3). An honorary member when winning another major championsho.

4). An honorary member of the club.

Masters – Green jacket quiz

The Masters Champions dinner is held on Tuesday of tournament week — who picks up the tab for the event?

1). Augusta National

2). All past champions

3). The current champion

4). They split the tab

Which of the following are true.

1). The Masters does not permit an on-course television analyst

2). Prize money for the event is never mentioned during the broadcast

3). “Amen corner” is the tagline for holes 11 thru 13.

4). All of the above.

5). Only #2 and #3.

Masters – Green jacket quiz

The 2020 Masters was played in November because of the global pandemic and was the first time in the event’s history to be played outside the traditional time frame in April.

1). True

2). False

The low amateur who completes 72 holes is automatically invited to play in the following year’s event.

1). True

2). False

Masters – Green jacket quiz

One of the architects below has not worked at Augusta National — identify the correct one.

1). George Cobb

2). Gil Hanse

3). Tom Fazio

4). George Fazio

5). Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

You are one of the lucky few to receive tickets for the Masters. Of the following listed what are some critical things to make note of when attending.

1). Cell phone usage is not permitted on the grounds

2). Running on the course is not permitted

3). Laying prone on the ground is not permitted

4). All of the above

5). Only #1 and #2

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This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first win by Tiger Woods at the Masters. Who were the four different players he was paired with during the 1997 event.

1). Nick Faldo, Jose Maria Olazabal, Colin Montgomerie, Constantino Rocca

2). Nick Faldo, John Huston, Paul Stankowski, Tom Kite

3). Nick Faldo, Paul Azinger, Colin Montgomerie, Constantino Rocca

4). Nick Faldo, Nick Price, Colin Montgomerie, Constantino Rocca

The order of play of the holes during the inaugural event in 1934 featured the 10th hole as the starting hole. That changed in 1935. Why?

1). Frost possibility

2). Speed of play

3). Difficulty of the opening nine

4). Sunlight in the eyes of the contestants

Masters - Green jacket quiz
Masters champion Tiger Woods receives his Green Jacket from last year’s winner Nick Faldo in 1997. (AP Photo/ Dave Martin)

Masters – Green jacket quiz

The television presentation of the awarding of the green jacket is done where?

1). Clifford Roberts Cabin

2). Bob Jones Cabin

3). Eisenhower Cabin

4). Butler Cabin

5). Arnold Palmer Cabin

This Masters champion completed his final round with four consecutive birdies — who is he?

1). Tiger Woods

2). Charl Schwartzel

3). Jack Nicklaus

4). Larry Mize

5). Seve Ballesteros

Masters – Green jacket quiz

In 2003, Martha Burk led a protect against Augusta National for its unwillingness to invite a female into its all-male membership. When the protect was held outside the club that year approximately how many people joined her in protesting?

1). More than 1,000

2). More than 500

3). Less than 250

4). Less than 100

Masters – Green jacket quiz


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