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Cincinnati company makes green jackets for Masters champions

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Bubba Watson putting on the green jacket after winning the Masters in 2012 Bubba Watson putting on the green jacket after winning the Masters in 2012
AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) -

Bubba Watson won his second green jacket at Augusta National on Sunday.

It's one of the most recognizable and coveted awards in all of sport. The green jacket is awarded to the winner of the Masters in Augusta, Georgia and has become a symbol of status and membership in the exclusive Augusta National Golf Club.

But who is trusted with tailoring these symbolic jackets? According to Augusta.com, the jacket is made right here in Cincinnati.

Hamilton Tailoring Co. is based out of a small building in Avondale. The company has been making the green jackets for the world's best golfers since 1967, according to Augusta.com.

The article states that the company uses wool fabric produced from a central Georgia mill.

However, the green blazers are only available to Masters winners and Augusta National members.

Augusta National has a very strict policy regarding the green blazers. The blazers can only be worn on the grounds of the club. Only the current Masters champion is permitted to wear the blazer off the grounds. 

To read the full article from Augusta.com, click here.

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