13 cool facts about the Green Jacket

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1. The Green Jacket wasn’t awarded to the Masters champion until 1949 – 15 years after the first Masters was played.


 

2. The Green Jacket the champion wears during the ceremony on Sunday night is only temporary.


 

3. It takes one month and costs $250 to make each jacket.


 

4. Augusta officials watch the leaderboard on Sunday to try and have the widest range of Green Jacket sizes available for the winner.


The Masters - Final Round

5. In 1937, members of Augusta National wore green jackets to distinguish themselves from the crowd.


 

6. Since 1967, the jackets have been produced by over a dozen different companies, the most common of which is Cincinnati-based Hamilton Tailoring Company.


 

7. The cloth used in the jackets is produced in the town of Dublin, less than 100 miles from Augusta National.


 

8. Multiple Masters winners only receive one jacket.


The Masters - Final Round

9. The Green Jacket retroactively awarded to Horton Smith in honour of his 1934 win sold for a whopping $682,229 in 2013.


 

10. After one year, past champions can only wear the Green Jacket on club grounds.


 

11. And they must wear it whenever they play at Augusta National or visit.


 

12. Six-time winner Jack Nicklaus didn’t get a Green Jacket that fitted him until 1998 – 35 years after his first win.


 

13. 1959 champion Art Wall’s Green Jacket was bought for $62,000 in 2012 but Augusta National managed to block its resale, claiming the jacket was stolen.



The Green Jacket :: Who will be wearing it this year?


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