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The Masters Tournament
The Masters is one of four major championships in men's golf. Unlike the other major championships, the Masters is held every year at the same location: Augusta National Golf Club, which is a private golf club in Augusta, Georgia, USA. It is the first of professional golf's grand slam events, which include The Open, The U.S. Open and the PGA Championship.
In addition to a cash award, the winner of the tournament is presented with a distinctive green jacket, highly coveted among professional golfers. The green sportcoat is actually the official coat worn by members of Augusta National while on the club grounds; each Masters winner becomes an honorary member of the club.
Numbers in brackets after "Playoff" indicate the number of players involved.
The following men have won the Masters Tournament more than once to 2005 inclusive.
- 6 wins
- Jack Nicklaus: 1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975, 1986
- 4 wins
- Arnold Palmer: 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964
- Tiger Woods: 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005
- 3 wins
- Jimmy Demaret: 1940, 1947, 1950
- Sam Snead: 1949, 1952, 1954
- Gary Player: 1961, 1974, 1978
- Nick Faldo: 1989, 1990, 1996
- 2 wins
- Horton Smith: 1934, 1936
- Byron Nelson: 1937, 1942
- Ben Hogan: 1951, 1953
- Tom Watson: 1977, 1981
- Seve Ballesteros: 1980, 1983
- Bernhard Langer: 1985, 1993
- Ben Crenshaw: 1984, 1995
- Jose Maria Olazabal: 1994, 1999
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