Sergio Garcia does not get to keep the green jacket for winning the Masters, but he does get a replica trophy

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Sergio Garcia won his first major in thrilling fashion, beating Justin Rose in a epic duel over the final five holes to win the Masters.

While everybody was gunning to win the green jacket, there is a little known fact about the most sought-after prize in golf – the winner doesn’t get to keep the jacket. Instead, they do get a trophy, a replica one at that.

According to the Masters media guide, Garcia will get to hold onto the jacket for a year and then will return it to Augusta National Golf Club prior to next year’s tournament, where it will remain unless he wins the tournament again.

If Garcia ever does win the Masters again, he will most likely be presented with the same jacket. Again, according to the media guide, “multiple winners will have only one green jacket unless his size drastically changes.”

Garcia will not be empty handed. He does get to keep a replica of the Masters trophy, which includes the names of every winner and runner-up, as well as a 3.4-inch-diameter gold medallion.

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Winners do get to wear their green jacket whenever they are on the grounds of Augusta National, but after the first year, that is the only place it can be worn.

In other words, it is like they have become members of Augusta National, and that is the only place the jacket is to be worn.

Here is a look at the medallion Gene Sarazen won in 1950.