U.S. Masters champions
April 5-8, 2018 -- The 82nd U.S. Masters Tournament is contested at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The inaugural Augusta National Invitation Tournament in 1934 was won by U.S. golfer Horton Smith, who claimed $1,500 in prize money. In the 80 tournaments since, home favourites have triumphed on 58 occasions.
This year Sergio Garcia returns to defend his title after finally claiming his first major victory at Augusta in 2017, his 74th attempt to win one of golf’s four top prizes.
Four-time champion Tiger Woods is also attracting attention, aiming to continue momentum on his latest comeback after finishing tied-fifth at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March.