Every year the most elite competitors in the PGA and its European and Japanese equivalents wait eagerly for their invitation to the Augusta National GC for the Masters Golf Tournament, tickets for an enthusiastic spectator are nearly as prized as the invitations to compete. Nowhere in the world are the skills, talents, and desire necessary to be a world champion as evident as on the fairways and greens of Augusta National in Augusta, Georgia. In 2012 those most deserving will gather on April 4-8 to determine the winner of one of the largest purses in the world and one of the most prestigious titles in the sport. It is not too late to get your Masters Golf Tournament tickets and become a part of the passion, drama, heartbreak, and ultimate triumph that has captivated millions around the world since the invention of the sport. While the championship itself is played from the 5th to the 8th, there is a 42 year old tradition of a Par 3 contest on the day before the first round of play that is a spectacle all its own. Witness the pros in a more relaxed environment, socializing with each other and their families before the gloves come off and the intensity kicks in.