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Kitazaki went on to wonder if a new jacket is presented every year, or if one size fits all.
How's this for an answer? It was an old jacket, but not the one Olazabal wore when winning the Masters in 1994.
When the tournament was created in 1934, winners got only the usual slap on the back. Members of the Augusta national Golf Club, however, were encouraged to buy and wear kelly-green sports coats so fans could recognize members.
But when Sam Snead won in 1949, somebody got the bright idea of awarding the winner an honorary membership, and with it, the green jacket. Members wear their jackets only at the club, and can't take them home. They hang in a private cedar-lined closet. Winners can take them home for a year, and wear them to golf-related events, but have to return them after a year.
Gary Player was the only exception. He took his jacket home to South Africa and dared Augusta officials to come get it. They asked him not to wear it out on the street.
The jackets are custom-made for the champions after the Masters, but at the tournament, a selection of generic sizes are kept for the photo-op, when last year's winner helps this year's don the coat.
So, Olazabal's jacket is his old one, the one he wears when hanging out in Augusta, but not the one he wore when victorious in 1994.