Photos: Past Masters Tournament champions

Photos: Past Masters Tournament champions

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2004 Champion: Phil Mickelson. AUGUSTA, UNITED STATES: Phil Mickelson jumps in the air after making his birdie putt on the 18th hole to win the Masters Golf Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club 11 April 2004 in Augusta, GA. Mickelson, long stuck with the tag of being the best golfer never to win a major championship, finished 72 holes at nine-under par 279 to edge South Africa's Ernie Els by one stroke. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. CLARY (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on April 10, 2013 at 3:30 PM

Updated today at 5:10 AM

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Masters Tournament is always an exciting sign that spring is upon us.

The Masters is one of the four major championships in professional golf. Each year it is held at the Augusta National Golf Club.

The tournament has a number of traditions, including a green jacket that is awarded to the champion.

Click here to take a look back at some of the tournament's past champions.

The 2013 Masters Tournament begins Thursday, April 11. Round 3 and the final round will air at 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14 on KHOU 11/CBS.
 

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