Ranking the 10 Most Memorable Masters Tournaments

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Ranking the 10 Most Memorable Masters Tournaments
Associated Press
2005 Masters Champion Tiger Woods helps Phil Mickelson the 2006 Masters Champion with the green jacket.

The best golfers from around the world descend on Augusta National Golf Club this week for the Masters tournament.

It is the first major championship of the year and is a harbinger of spring for northerners still shaking off the cold and snow of winter.

It is the only major championship contested on the same golf course every year, and golf fans have become familiar with the Hogan, Nelson and Sarazen bridges as well as Amen Corner and the Butler Cabin. 

Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player have replaced Gene Sarazen, Byron Nelson and Sam Snead as the honorary starters. The traditional par-three tournament on Wednesday afternoon draws huge crowds and spikes television ratings.

Bobby Jones and Dr. Alister Mackenzie are a large part of Augusta National and Masters history, but the great champions, who have won and lost here over the years, have made the Masters the most highly anticipated tournament of the year. 

The biggest names always seem to rise to the top, when the leaders turn for the final nine holes on Sunday afternoon. 

Who will engrave their name in the history books and don the green jacket on Sunday evening?

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