This article was originally written for Christ Hold Fast. I don’t know much about golf, but I do know that The Masters is like the Super Bowl for golfers. There’s something truly special about the annual tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA. Sure, it’s not the only major championship on the PGA Tour but something sets The Masters apart. Undoubtedly, that “something” is the rich tradition of the green jacket. Since 1949, the winner of The Masters has been awarded the distinctive kelly-green sport coat signifying the remarkable victory the champion won, donning the jacket after defeating the rest of the golfers. It’s a jacket of very special privilege and significance, as only members and champions of the tournament are granted such a gift. Likewise, the green jacket symbolizes the honorary membership the champion is bestowed: with the sink of a putt, now he’s in, now he’s a member of one of the most prestigious clubs in the nation. There are, however, strict rules associated with the green jacket. Even though you’ve won it, it’s not really yours, as it can’t be taken off club grounds; only the reigning champion can take his jacket off the property, if he so chooses. Otherwise, it hangs there at the club, nothing but a dusty, green trophy.