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Masters 2011 golf tournament quiz: The front nine

Justin Rose of England chips to the second green during a practice round for the 2011 Masters golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, April 4. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

In Augusta, Ga. this week, it’s swing time, as the 75th Masters tournament brings together 99 of the world’s best golfers. Here are nine questions to test your Masters IQ.

- Ross Atkin

1. For the first five years of existence, instead of being called the Masters, the tournament’s official name was:

Co-founder Cliff Roberts proposed that the event be called the Masters Tournament, but Bobby Jones considered the name too presumptuous, according to the golf club's official history. But in 1939, as Roberts and the media used "The Masters" to describe the tournament, Jones finally relented.

Co-founder Cliff Roberts proposed that the event be called the Masters Tournament, but Bobby Jones considered the name too presumptuous, according to the golf club's official history. But in 1939, as Roberts and the media used "The Masters" to describe the tournament, Jones finally relented.

Co-founder Cliff Roberts proposed that the event be called the Masters Tournament, but Bobby Jones considered the name too presumptuous, according to the golf club's official history. But in 1939, as Roberts and the media used "The Masters" to describe the tournament, Jones finally relented.

Co-founder Cliff Roberts proposed that the event be called the Masters Tournament, but Bobby Jones considered the name too presumptuous, according to the golf club's official history. But in 1939, as Roberts and the media used "The Masters" to describe the tournament, Jones finally relented.

Augusta National Invitation Tournament

 

Georgia Pro-Am

 

Southern Open

 

Augusta Medal Play Championship

 
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