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Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador Ian Poulter | Courtesy Mercedes-Benz

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From The Mercedes-Maybach GLS to The Green Jacket

Four Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassadors reach for the 2020 Masters Championship title and the coveted Green Jacket.

Ian Poulter compete for the Green Jacket

Ian Poulter | Courtesy Mercedes-Benz

Year after year, the golf world’s best players sojourn to Augusta and compete to win the coveted Green Jacket and their place in Tournament history. Since its beginning in 1934, this year marks the first time the Masters Tournament will be held in November, and first without patrons and their beloved “roars” at Augusta National.

Yet, the unique prestige of the Masters, where Mercedes-Benz has been a partner since 2008, remains unchanged. As a long-standing partner and the official vehicle of the Masters, Mercedes-Benz ensures luxury mobility for all players and officials on location.

Rickie Fowler compete for the Green Jacket

Rickie Fowler | Courtesy Mercedes-Benz

Four Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassadors are also featured in the Masters field this year, including two-time Masters champion Bernhard Langer, Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm and Ian Poulter.

Accompanying the Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassadors on their journey to Augusta National is an exceptional vehicle, the All-New 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 SUV.
The 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS and Rickie Fowler

The 2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS

Before and during the Tournament, Mercedes-Benz is showcasing exclusive social media content with its Brand Ambassadors and will be presenting a special film for the Masters on the ultra-luxury Mercedes-Maybach GLS 600 for golf and car fans on its social channels.

Rickie Fowler, who stars in the film, speaks about his ambitions for this year’s prestigious Tournament. The 31-year-old American made it to the top 10 at the Masters last year. “It is my 10th time participating in the Masters and my 10th opportunity to make this dream come true,” says the runner-up of 2018. “No one remembers who came second — except the runner-up. This year I want to put on the Green Jacket.”

Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador Jon Rahm compete for the Green Jacket

Jon Rahm | Courtesy Mercedes-Benz

Along with Ian Poulter and Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler is part of the trio taking part in a Q&A event at the start of the Masters week. The Brand Ambassadors will talk about the challenging golf year 2020, their goals for the Masters and their connection to Mercedes-Benz. The Q&A session can be watched on Mercedes-Benz US’s Instagram channel.

Besides title contender Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm is another favorite to win the Green Jacket. This year is the fourth time the Spaniard has taken part in the Masters after making his debut in 2017, and he is traveling to Augusta ranking second in the world. Ian Poulter made it to the top 12 last year. The Briton is about to take part in his 15th Masters.

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Mercedes-Benz Brand Ambassador Bernhard Langer compete for the Green Jacket

Bernhard Langer | Courtesy Mercedes-Benz

The German golf legend Bernhard Langer secured a life-long invitation to the Masters with his two victories in 1985 and 1993.

Despite being a two-time Masters champion, the 2020 Masters is a special Tournament for Bernhard Lange. “A very special Masters — without spectators, the stands and the roping,” says Bernhard Langer in an interview at the press presentation and test driving event for the new S-Class. “I am nevertheless looking forward to competing in Augusta, even under these extraordinary conditions. It will certainly be a Masters that goes down in history.”

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