A lot of places in golf are considered sacred. St. Andrews in Scotland is largely considered the birthplace of golf. Courses such as Pebble Beach, Torrey Pines and Royal Birkdale have provided the stage for some of golf’s greatest moments. However, there is one stage in golf that cannot be matched. It’s a place like any other as we have been told every time we watch a particular network. Augusta National is golfs grandest stage. The Masters, which started Thursday morning, has given golf fans both causal and intense some of the games greatest moments. It’s where Jack Nicklaus charged the back nine on Sunday on his way to winning the green jacket and where Tiger Woods ran away from the field in 1997 destroying everyone in the tournament. It’s unique from all of the other majors in the fact that Augusta is the only course which hosts the major every single year. The U.S Open, Open Championship and PGA Championship are played at the games best courses, but none can match the mystique of Augusta. It, along with Opening Day and the Kentucky Derby are the unofficial gateways to the warmth of spring. Its an immaculately kept golf course, its the years first major, it provides unmatched drama, it is The Masters.