The winner of the Masters can keep their jacket for a year, after which it must be returned to Augusta National, where it will stay. It may only be worn when they are on site at the Georgia golf club.
The jacket belongs to Augusta National and is an important part of their history. They use it as a means of honoring those who have played the game well and lost their lives while playing it. It is given to people who have shown support for the club or who have donated money to it. In fact, the first Masters Tournament jacket was given out in 1948 to Billy Casper, who had died earlier that year. He has never been able to wear his new jacket because he were not yet famous at the time. The second one was given out six years later to Bobby Jones, who had become famous before the first tournament wore their current design.
People sometimes ask if they can buy a replica Masters jacket. Unfortunately, no one is allowed to sell a copy of the real thing because this would violate the rights of Augusta National. However, we do offer several great looking mock-ups on our website!
It is possible to buy individual buttons on eBay or similar sites. These can then be hand sewn onto other clothes to make the jacket look like someone owns it.
Masters champions get to keep the green jacket for a year. They can keep the green jacket away from the club for as long as they are the reigning Masters champion. Augusta National Golf Club offers a variety of green jackets available for first-time Masters champions. The club also offers custom designs for former champions.
The green jacket goes on display at the Masters Museum during the tournament's opening weekend. Previous masters champions have been able to sell rights to their design to be made into a golf garment. This revenue has been used to help cover expenses that come with being the champion. In recent years, no sales have taken place and manufacturers have simply paid to have their product worn by the current champion.
In 2004, Dell Curry became the first former champion in history to earn income outside of winning events. He sold rights to his own design to be made into a golf shirt for which he was paid $100,000. The shirt went on sale in 2005 and became very popular with fans. Other former champions have decided not to sell rights to their designs; instead, they have donated any money earned this way to charities supporting cancer research and treatment at children's hospitals.
Curry was not the first former champion to wear a designed shirt. Arnold Palmer owned up to wearing several different designs over the years while saying that selling shirts was not why he won so much or even considered major championships worth winning.
Do green jackets go to Masters champions? The green jacket is reserved for Augusta National members and Masters champions. Jackets are retained on club grounds, and taking them off is prohibited. The winner, however, may take it home and return it to the club the next year.
The Masters is known as "America's Most Important Golf Tournament" and its prestige has increased over time. The first Masters was held in 1934 at Augusta National Golf Club. It was founded by Bobby Jones, who also created the original version of what is now called the Jones Cup. The tournament is considered one of the four major championships along with the British Open, U.S. Open, and PGA Championship.
Masters winners keep their green jackets? Yes, all previous Masters champions continue to wear the green jacket when they return for the following season's tournament. Even though no official statement has been made by the club regarding this, we can assume that they will continue to do so.
Here are the current masters champions: Bubba Watson (2011), Angel Cabrera (2012), Adam Scott (2013), and Jason Dufner (2014).