The Masters is one of the largest golf tournaments in the country. Augusta happens to be only a short hour and a half drive from Covington, making Covington a convenient place to stay during the chaos The Masters brings to Georgia. The Masters has been bringing golf lovers from all over the country to Georgia since 1934 and each year the crowds only grow larger.
The first ever Masters Tournament was played at the Augusta National Golf Club and has taken place there every year since then. It was in 1935 that a golf professional named Gene Sarazen helped make the tournament become famous. Sarazen accomplished a rare double eagle in that year’s tournament, gaining national attention with a shot known as the “shot heard ‘round the world.”
Since 1935, golf professionals from around the globe have fought to win the coveted Masters title. Not only have the golf professionals fought to win; but golf fans have fought to experience the prestigious tournament. Both fans and golf professionals will withstand any conditions during this exciting tournament. In 1938, such severe weather occurred that the start of the tournament was pushed back to Saturday; this resulted in the competitors having to play 36 holes on Sunday.
The Masters has only taken one hiatus during its existence between the years of 1943 and 1945 due to World War II. In 1946, the tournament came back in full swing and has not stopped since. The Masters sees the best of the best golfers every year and is the tournament to be at. If you are traveling to experience The Masters in person this year, book a hotel in Covington! Avoid the chaos of Augusta and have a guaranteed place to stay.