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Golf: Why do we watch the Masters?

Why do we watch the Masters?

... BECAUSE if you want history, ritual, difficulty, beauty, pretension and a piece of clothing more iconic than possibly even Ali's Everlast shorts, they have it. Somehow, they've turned a Cincinnati-made, single-breasted jacket in ugly rye green, whose owners can remove it from the premises only for a single year, into the most enduringly famous attire in sport.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 05, 2018, with the headline 'Why do we watch the Masters?'. Print Edition | Subscribe