Why does the Masters winner wear a green jacket and how did famous tradition begin? – The Sun

THE Masters at Augusta each year is one of the most brilliant spectacles in golf, if not the world of sport.

Glorious sunshine, glistening fairways, some fantastic golf and of course the time-honoured tradition of the Georgia club.

For when the victorious player wins the prestigious tournament, then comes one of the most recognisable winning ceremonies.

The passing over of the green jacket from the previous year's champ to this one in a quiet room is eagerly-awaited – but why does it happen? Here is all you need to know…

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