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Does Phil Mickelson Have What It Takes to Win the 2011 Masters?
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10 April 2011

Phil Mickelson was the winner of the 2010 Masters Tournament in August, Georgia in the United States. Can he do it again at this year’s tournament?

Phil Mickelson was born in June 1970, making him 41 on his birthday in June this year. He turned professional in 1992 when he graduated from his golf scholarship at Arizona State University. And in his 19 years of professional golfing, he has achieved no less than 46 professional wins.

Before he turned professional however, he even managed to rack up 7 wins at amateur level. In 1981 at the age of 10, he won his first championship – the Junior World Golf Championships for boys aged 9-10. Eight years later he won the NCAA I Championship and he also won this the following year, when he also won the US Amateur and the Porter Cup. In 1991 he won the Western Amateur and he also entered into the Northern Telecom Open as an amateur. He then returned to win the NCAA Division I Championship in 1992 for the third time in his amateur golfing career.

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The History of the Masters Golf Tournament
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07 April 2011

The Masters Tournament is a golfing tournament that takes place every year in Augusta, Georgia in the United States. It is one of the four annual major professional golfing events and is usually held in the first week of April each year. The Masters Tournament is the only one of the four major golfing events that takes place in the same location every year. The other major events are the US Open, the British Open (also known as the Open Championship) and the PGA Championship and each event changes location annually.

The Masters Tournament was established by Bobby Jones who was the most successful American amateur golfer that has ever competed nationally and internationally. He was a lawyer by trade, but had a real passion for golf, and after he retired from being a lawyer he wanted to build a golf course.

Out of his dream for building a golf course was born the Augusta National Golf Club which is the club that houses the Masters Tournament in Augusta. Bobby Jones took the advice of Clifford Robert in building the club house, who was an American investment dealer and Golf administrator. Clifford Roberts then took the position of Club Chairman.

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A Quick Visitor Guide of Augusta National Golf Club for 2011 Masters Spectators
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01 April 2011

The Masters Tournament is the only major golf tournament to be held at the same location every year, and its home is the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia in the United States.

The Augusta National Golf Club was commissioned in 1931 by Bobby Jones who also established the Masters Tournament. Clifford Robert, an American investment dealer and golf administrator of the time also became the chairman, and the club was then built by Alistair McKenzie and completed in 1933 when it was opened for play.

A Guide To Augusta National Golf Club

 As you enter the main gates of the club, you walk along to the main plaza area. There is an indoor area here where there is an exhibit area, where you have the opportunity to look at previous Masters Tournaments. There are displays with information of each Masters Tournaments and the winners of significant tournaments, showing photos, text information and even clothing from the previous winners including a display of Tiger Woods’ historic Masters win in 1997.

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Guide to Hotels For the 2011 Masters Tournament
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28 March 2011

The Masters Tournament is less than a month away, and if you’re planning on going to watch the tour then you’ll more than likely want to find a hotel to stay in during your time in Augusta.

Where you stay will really depend on your budget. As you can imagine the hotels in close proximity to the Augusta National Golf Club will be expensive during the time of the Masters Tournament, so we’ve picked out hotels for every budget so that you can make the best decision for you.

Budget Hotels

If you don’t mind a bit of a drive to the clubhouse, the Western Motel is 11 miles away and costs just $35 per night for a queen room. It’s located on Deans Bridge Road, and although it has a two star rating it is still a great place to stay if you’re on a budget.

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