The Masters Ceremony: How Do They Get The Right Green Jacket Size?

The Masters Champions come in all shapes, so how do they get the right Green Jacket size?

Scottie Scheffler puts on the Green Jacket after winning the 2022 Masters
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From Gary Player at just 5ft 6" to 1969 winner George Archer at 6ft 5", the Masters Champions come in all shapes and sizes, so during The Masters ceremony, how do they get the right Green Jacket size?

Every year a Green Jacket is presented to the Masters winner in the immediate aftermath of their victory. It first happens during a presentation ceremony in Butler Cabin, where the previous year’s winner helps the new champion into their jacket.

But before the winner slips into their highly coveted prize, it must first be located. That search begins early on the Sunday, with Augusta National members with roughly the same height and build as the leading players sought out.

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Tiger Woods won his first Green Jacket in 1997

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With the best matches found, it's then just a case of waiting to see who wins. The correct Green Jacket size is then borrowed from the member for the ceremony and proceeding photos and interviews, with the Champion then measured up for their own tailored version in the coming weeks.

But why do Augusta National members wear the jackets in the first place?

The tradition started in 1937 so patrons on-site could locate members when in need of useful information or simple questions answered.

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Sam Snead with the first champion's Green Jacket, awarded in 1949

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Traditionally, the Masters champion gets to keep the jacket for a year before returning it to the club. It is then stored at Augusta National and available to the champion to wear whenever at the club.

The winner gets measured for his jacket at the Golf Shop or they can provide measurements so that their custom made garment can be tailored. Typically, a multiple winner will have only one Green Jacket unless his size drastically changes.

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