In what year was the first Masters Tournament held?

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At the time Franklin D. Roosevelt was President of the United States.


The first Masters Tournament was held in 1934.

More about the 1934 Masters Tournament

The 1934 tournament at Augusta National Golf Club was the first Masters Tournament.

Back then it was officially known as the “Augusta National Invitation Tournament”.

The total purse was $5,000 and the winner's share was $1,500.

Horton Smith won the event with a total score of 284 (-4) one shot ahead of runner up Craig wood 285 (-3).

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