What Is The Butler Cabin At Augusta National?

The Butler Cabin is probably one of the most important properties at Augusta National, but what exactly is it?

What is the Butler Cabin?
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Those who watch The Masters year after year will be familiar with the Butler Cabin, but what actually is it?

Well, the Butler Cabin is one of the most historic properties at Augusta National and is a place Masters champions remember with great fondness.

Immediately after signing the winning card, the new Masters champion will be swiftly escorted to the Butler Cabin, where he will be interviewed for the first time by Jim Nantz, the lead commentator for CBS Sports' golf team

It is in the Butler Cabin where this year's victor will be presented with the iconic Green Jacket by the tournament's defending champion, Jon Rahm

Over the years, this tradition has given us some interesting moments.

In 2006, Tiger Woods helped arch rival Phil Mickelson into his second Green Jacket, while, more awkward still, after blowing a five-shot lead with nine to play in 2016, defending champion Jordan Spieth had to present Danny Willett with a jacket he'll still feel should have been his.

The Butler Cabin

The Butler Cabin at Augusta National, pictured here in 2009

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The leading amateur, Neal Shipley, will also be in the Butler Cabin alongside the Masters Champion to receive the SIlver Cup. It's awarded to the low amateur each year and one of the many trophies awarded at The Masters.

The Chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club, currently Fred Ridley, presides over the ceremony. 

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The Butler Cabin ceremony seen in 2020

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The cabin is also home to American TV broadcasters who broadcast their coverage from the property. Aside from the attention the cabin gets during Masters week, for the rest of the year it can be used as a place to stay for Augusta members and their guests.

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Sandy Lyle, Nick Faldo, Hord Hardin and Jim Nantz pose for pictures inside the Butler Cabin after the 1989 Masters 

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Why is it called the Butler Cabin?

The cabin was constructed in 1964 and was named after Thomas Butler, who was a member at Augusta at the time and regular playing partner of Dwight Eisenhower.

It is one of 12 cabins on the grounds of Augusta National Golf Club and is one of the most well-known, alongside the famous Eisenhower Cabin of course.

At the start of the Masters, every player in the field has the ambition to achieve entry into the Butler Cabin come Sunday. But only a few play well enough to realise their dream. 

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