You have spoken: You love the green jacket, the ceremonial tee shots on Thursday morning and Amen Corner. And you prefer watching the Masters sans TV commercials. So now, the Final Four in the Masters Traditions Match Play is set.
The lone upset of the second round of our mock tournament, which features match-ups of the greatest traditions (including natural features) of the Masters Tournament, was No. 2 seed Former champions in the field falling to the seventh-seeded Limited commercial interruptions.
Check out the full voting percentages for Round 2 below:
|(1) Green jacket||92.7%||(8) The menu||7.3%|
|(4) Ceremonial tee shots||56.8%||(5) Par-3 Contest||43.2%|
|(3) Amen Corner||85.9%||(11) Magnolia Lane||14.1%|
|(2) Former champions in the field||47%||(7) Limited commercial interruption ||53%|
Round 3 results and the final match-up will be revealed April 10. Voting for the finals will take place on Wednesday, April 10, with final results on Friday, April 12. Here are the Final Four matches. You can vote below:
Match 13: (1) Green jacket vs. (4) Ceremonial tee shots
• Green jacket: The tradition of the green jacket at Augusta National Golf Club dates to 1937. That year, members of the club wore green jackets during the tournament so that patrons in attendance could easily recognize them if they needed to ask questions. Slipping a jacket onto the winner of the Masters began in 1949.
• Ceremonial tee shots: Jock Hutchison and Fred McLeod hit the first ceremonial opening tee shots in 1963. For many years the trio of Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen and Byron Nelson filled the role. The much-loved tradition now has Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus.
Match 14: (3) Amen Corner vs. (7) Limited commercial interruption
• Amen Corner: The second shot at the par-4 11th, all of the par-3 12th, and the tee shot at the par-5 13th at Augusta are nicknamed Amen Corner. This term was first used in print by author Herbert Warren Wind in his April 21, 1958 Sports Illustrated article about the Masters.
• Limited commercial interruption: The Masters, by design, has fewer commercial breaks than any other golf tournament. While we'd love to never be taken away from coverage, seeing 57 out of every 60 minutes isn't too bad.