Rham wins Masters Tournament in premiere golf event of year

Jaden Steppe, Staff Writer

Golf fans prepared for one of the most thrilling events of the year in early April as the Masters Tournament approached. The tournament ended in a bang, as Jon Rham was able to win the masters this year. As a high school student who enjoys golf, the Masters is the most interesting tournament of the year. The match took place on the Augusta National Golf Course greens. Now that the competition has wrapped up, let’s discuss some interesting facts and outstanding golfers.

Hideki Matsuyama made history by becoming the first Japanese player to win a Masters Tournament in 2021. The 2022 tournament was nothing short of thrilling, close games and a new champion. However, with the 2023 Masters Tournament on the horizon, all eyes were on who would take home the prize this year. Jon Rahm was one of the top golfers picked to win the Masters this year. Rahm, who was \ ranked first in the world when the tournament began, is renowned for his ball-striking ability. Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas are additional golfers fans were keeping an eye on. One of these guys was likely to win the championship this year, as they all put on impressive performances in the recent season. 

The amount of prize money up for grabs in the Masters tournament was intriguing. Matsuyama earned a tidy $2.07 million for winning the 2021 Masters, which had a total prize pool of $11.5 million. The overall prize pool increased this year to 3.2 million, making the competition more thrilling for both competitors and spectators. 

Another interesting aspect of the Masters Tournament is the tradition that surrounds it. The Green Jacket, which is awarded to the winner, has become one of the most recognizable symbols in all of sports. The tradition of the Green Jacket began in 1949 when Sam Snead was the first player to receive the honor. Since then, the Jacket has become a widely-known symbol of a champion golfer. 

The Masters competition is well-known for its aesthetics in addition to its history and its awards. With its lush, green fairways and bright flora, the Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most attractive courses in the entire world. The course is the ultimate test of talent and accuracy, since it has been thoughtfully crafted to challenge even the best players.

The competition promised to be one of the most exciting events of the year with some of the best golfers in the world assembling to compete for the Green Jacket. Whether you’re a devoted supporter or an occasional fan of the game, the Masters Tournament is an event that should not be missed.