It’s the golf equivalent of having your wedding ring removed from your finger.
And as a result of that, the Masters tournament has become synonymous with the most beautiful moments in the sporting calendar.
As we look ahead to this year’s tournament, we thought we’d take a moment to look back on some of the most memorable moments of the year.
The first of these was the Masters championship of 2011, when the British Open was marred by the death of Tiger Woods.
He was playing at the time, but tragically succumbed to a heart attack before the start of the tournament.
On Monday night, his body was pulled from the river near the top of the Green Monster, before he was flown to a private gala to lay a wreath.
That night, the tournament went through its most emotional moments in a year, with fans in tears, commentators struggling to explain the meaning of a golfer who was just barely entering the game of his life, and a player’s wife sobbing at the news.
Woods was the last person to ever enter the tournament and would have played in its final round, but that was not to be.
He went on to win the tournament in six holes and was the only golfer to win two majors and three majors at the Open.
“When he died, the last thing I saw him say was ‘I’m here, I’m here’.” – Tiger Woods’ widow, Laurie Woods, to the Associated Press.
“I’ve never been in a situation like that where the last words of a man that was doing everything he could to save his life was ‘yes’.”
Tiger was such a fantastic, brilliant, kind, generous man.
And I’ve never seen anybody do more for others than Tiger did.
He did everything he possibly could for everyone else.
“His spirit was so strong and his love was so warm, so deep.
I don’t think anybody could have handled that.”
But there was more.
The following day, Woods took a flight from London to New York to spend time with his wife and son, who had been diagnosed with the same illness as his father.
He made a short visit to a hospital in the US and then took off on a charter flight to Palm Beach, Florida, where he met the family and spent time with a young son.
At the end of the flight, Woods was rushed to hospital in a critical condition, and doctors had to remove a vein in his chest to save him.
After being admitted to a cardiac unit, Woods underwent surgery and the following day was released from hospital.
It was an emotional day for Woods’ family, who paid tribute to the life and character of the man they called “the greatest golfer of all time”.
He had been treated in a hospital for pneumonia, which was later ruled to be non-life threatening.
“It was a very emotional day.
I’ve been with Tiger for a long time.
I know how he is,” Laurie Woods said.”
He’s a great man, but he was always a man of his word and everything he said to us was absolutely true.”
Woods and his wife, Laurie, will be buried in Palm Beach in a private ceremony on Wednesday.
The next day, the tour’s first Masters championship was played, with the winner taking on the winner of the French Open.
That was a classic story line of a winner-take-all, with both the men and the women playing their first professional match.
But it was the opening of the US Open, which ended in a three-way tie between Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy, that had a major impact on the sport.
“The first day, it’s not like any other day, that it’s a three way tie,” Spieth said.
I think I was just ready for it.””
The first round of the first round was the most intense I’ve ever been in golf.
I think I was just ready for it.”
The match went into the second round with the score tied at 4-4 when the clock stopped and the field was turned off.
And it was in the fourth round, when Spieth finally got his shot at the title, that the match finally ended in the winner-takes-all match.”
And then the second and third rounds of the second, third and fourth rounds of both were intense, it went on for a while.”
And it was in the fourth round, when Spieth finally got his shot at the title, that the match finally ended in the winner-takes-all match.
Spieth won the match by five shots and went on the run to claim the title in the final round of his career.
The event was played in a four-day tournament format, with players going through the round-by-round progress on the PGA Tour’s official website.
A total of 18 players were involved, and all were in their first year in the sport at the Masters.
A couple of players went on their first tour of duty