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  • The Masters: Story of the Green Jacket

    Written by Rob Jerram on Thursday, 12 November 2020

    Cut from an inexpensive wool-polyester mix, the Green Jacket handed to the Masters champion wins no awards for sartorial excellence. Yet since its arrival in 1949 it has become the world’s most coveted jacket. In fashion circles it ranks alongside flared trousers, bat wing shirts and kipper ties, yet nothing comes close in golfing terms to the iconic Green Jacket handed...

  • Augusta Icons: Amen Corner

    Written by Nick Wright on Tuesday, 10 November 2020

    Arguably the most famous stretch of holes in golf, Augusta National's Amen Corner plays a key role in deciding the winner of the Masters. Comprising a trio of treacherous holes, Amen Corner is one of the most sacred places in golf. The pros fear it and the fans love it for the exact same reason – it never fails to create...

  • The Masters 2020: Full field, player facts and betting odds for Augusta

    Written by Rob Jerram on Tuesday, 10 November 2020

    The 2020 Masters will see 92 players, including 26 rookies, go head-to-head at Augusta National Golf Club, all hoping to slip on the coveted Green Jacket and be declared the winner of the year's final men's Major come Sunday evening. Here we run through the entire field, from the favourite through to the also-rans, taking a look at their world rankings, Masters...

  • Don't miss a minute: How to watch the Masters from Augusta National

    Written by Rob Jerram on Tuesday, 10 November 2020

    Wondering how you can watch and listen to the 2020 Masters? Well, all four rounds from Augusta National will be shown exclusively live on Sky Sports with the BBC offering highlights and radio commentary. As well as live coverage of the tournament, Sky will also bring you additional feeds allowing you to tune into Amen Corner, follow featured groups and watch...

  • A champion's guide to Augusta National

    Written by Michael Catling on Monday, 9 November 2020

    Patrick Reed’s victory at the 2018 Masters was as impressive as it was surprising. Never before had he finished inside the top 20 at Augusta, so you could excuse us – and everyone else – for wondering how he tamed a course that had given so little back. We sat down with the Ryder Cup star to find out how...

  • The tragic story of Augusta National course architect Dr Alister MacKenzie

    Written by Peter Masters on Friday, 6 November 2020

    When Bobby Jones bought a former Georgia fruit plantation with designs on creating a golf course, he called on the architectural services of a doctor of medicine from the Yorkshire Dales – and the rest is history. Here, Peter Masters retells the glorious but ultimately tragic tale of Dr Alister MacKenzie. Let us imagine, for a moment, flicking the clock back...

  • Fred Couples: "I wouldn't play the Masters if I couldn't contend"

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 6 November 2020

    What Fred Couples doesn’t know about Augusta National isn’t worth knowing. The 1992 champion tees it up for the 35th time at the 2020 Masters. Here, he considers the challenge and looks back on his finest hour... Three minutes have passed and Fred Couples is still only part way through answering our first question. Get him talking about The Masters and...

  • Will Bryson DeChambeau win The Masters?

    Written by Michael Catling on Thursday, 5 November 2020

    Bryson DeChambeau has a masterplan to conquer The Masters... Augusta National has been warned. Bryson DeChambeau is overpowering courses just like Tiger did before him. Fuelled by protein shakes and steak dinners, Bryson stuck two fingers up to his critics by bombing and gouging his way to a six-shot win at Winged Foot in the US Open, despite hitting just 41 percent...

  • What happened when a club golfer played Augusta National?

    Written by Nick Wright on Wednesday, 4 November 2020

    Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most exclusive venues in world golf and getting a tee time on the hallowed Masters turf is the stuff of dreams for most amateur golfers, unless you happen to win the lottery. The media lottery, that is. In 2019, Nick Wright did just that and was given the opportunity to play the course...

  • Insider's view: How Augusta will play in November

    Written by Kevin Brown on Wednesday, 4 November 2020

    As a former Augusta resident, European Tour star Oliver Wilson knows Augusta National Golf Club better than most. Here he gives us the lowdown on how the course will play in November and what the world's best golfers will need to do to win an autumn Masters. Though he only played in two Masters, in 2009 and 2010, England’s own Oliver...

  • Sir Nick Faldo: "My three Masters top 10s were all victories!"

    Written by Nick Wright on Wednesday, 4 November 2020

    It’s 30 years since Sir Nick Faldo joined Jack Nicklaus as the only men in history to successfully defend the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, an elite group that only Tiger Woods has joined since. Here, Faldo reflects in-depth on his three career Masters victories and what it meant to win the Green Jacket. In terms of consistency, Nick Faldo’s...

  • How a scorecard error cost Roberto de Vicenzo the Masters

    Written by Duncan Lennard on Sunday, 1 November 2020

    In 1968 Augusta National Golf Club witnessed one of the saddest episodes in the Masters' history when, but for a wrong number signed on a scorecard, Roberto de Vicenzo might have won. But to remember him solely for this is to do the Argentinian a great disservice...  One of the Masters' stranger quirks is that the tournament leaders get to watch...

  • Ben Crenshaw: There's not much strategy left at Augusta

    Written by John Huggan on Saturday, 31 October 2020

    A two-time Masters champion, Ben Crenshaw’s majors haul might have been more had it not been for a misfiring 2-iron. Here, in conversation with John Huggan, he looks back on near misses, lessons learned, his knowledge of Augusta National and a nickname he doesn’t deserve. As far as my playing career is concerned, I am happily retired. I’m happy just building a...

  • What does the Masters golf tournament champion win?

    Written by Rob Jerram on Friday, 30 October 2020

    More than just the Green Jacket: Everything Dustin Johnson receives for becoming Masters champion and winning his second Major at Augusta National Golf Club. From a replica trophy of the clubhouse and honourary membership to prize money and plenty of ranking points, a Masters win is far more than just the Green Jacket.  THE MASTERS: How we played Augutsa National (and how you...

  • The caddies of Augusta National Golf Club

    Written by Ward Clayton on Friday, 30 October 2020

    Pappy and Iron Man. Cricket and Stovepipe. Burnt Biscuits, Skillet and Marble Eye. The caddies of Augusta National are just as iconic as the club’s azaleas and Green Jackets, but their role in the Masters too often overshadowed. Now, in Black History Month and with the 2020 Masters less than a month away, Ward Clayton tells their long overdue tale... The...

  • REVEALED! Who will win the 2020 Masters golf tournament

    Written by Rob McGarr and Michael Catling on Thursday, 29 October 2020

    Using stats, science and our experienced gut feeling, we’ve identified the player who will win the Masters golf tournament 2020 and slip on the Green Jacket at Augusta National on November 15. Predicting the winner of any golf tournament with any certainty is tough. Predicting a Major winner with any certainty is nigh-on impossible, even more so at a Masters Tournament...

  • Eyewitness: Tiger Woods' historic 1997 Masters win

    Written by Bill Fields on Wednesday, 28 October 2020

    At a golf club with a troubled history of racial segregation, Tiger Woods arrived at the 1997 Masters tournament with fire in his eyes. By the time he left Augusta National he had changed the game forever.  In two appearances at the Masters as an amateur, in 1995 and 1996, Tiger Woods did not foreshadow what was just around the corner.

  • Jose Maria Olazabal: "I thought I'd never walk again before Masters win"

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 28 October 2020

    Jose Maria Olazabal reflects on the highs and lows of his 1994 and 1999 Masters tournament victories at Augusta National Golf Club. In 1994 a 28-year-old Jose Maria Olazabal broke through for his maiden Major title at Augusta National, and it looked to be the start of many more. But the very next year he was forced to take an extended...

  • Bobby Jones: The untold stories of Augusta National's co-founder

    Written by Stuart Hood on Wednesday, 21 October 2020

    Few men in the world know as much about Augusta National Golf Club co-founder Bobby Jones as author Sidney Matthew. As we continue our countdown to the Masters tournament, Stuart Hood means the writer of The Life and Times of Bobby Jones to find out the truth behind the legend... Mention the name Bobby Jones and a few facts will instantly...

  • Trevor Immelman on his Masters memories

    Written by Rob Jerram on Wednesday, 21 October 2020

    In 2008, Trevor Immelman beat Tiger Woods to win the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. But rather than signalling the start of a run of Major successes, injury set off a slow, painful decline, as the South African explains here. On a cold, blustery Sunday afternoon in Georgia in 2008, Trevor Immelman became the first South African since Gary Player...

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