The Masters

  • 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...

  • How a scorecard error cost Roberto de Vicenzo the Masters

    Written by Duncan Lennard on Wednesday, 21 October 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...

  • 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...

  • Masters' Champions Dinner: The history and the menus

    Written by Rob Jerram on Wednesday, 21 October 2020

    Tiger Woods plans to turn the clock back to 2006 with his Masters' Champions Dinner menu ahead of the 2020 tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. A tradition started by Ben Hogan in 1952, the previous year's winner hosts the Champions Dinner in Augusta's clubhouse on the Tuesday night of tournament week and gets to choose the entire menu. THE MASTERS: Visit our...

  • What the top pros' caddies really think of Augusta National

    Written by John Huggan & Brian Wacker on Tuesday, 20 October 2020

    Under the condition of strict anonymity, we quizzed some top caddies to find out more about what it really takes to win the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. As you might expect, they weren’t shy with their opinions. What’s the toughest hole at Augusta National Golf Club? “The 1st is a sneaky, difficult hole. If you’re long, you’re dead.” “The 7th...

  • Masters 2020: Inside Augusta National's clubhouse

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 19 October 2020

    The Augusta National clubhouse is one of the most recognisable landmarks in golf and will appear on our television screens countless times during coverage of the 2020 Masters tournament. Here's what's inside. Augusta National's clubhouse is one of the most celebrated buildings in golf.  From the veranda, you can peer down Magnolia Lane and overlook Founders’ Circle, which pays tribute to Masters...

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

    Written by John Huggan on Monday, 19 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...

  • The caddies of Augusta National Golf Club

    Written by Ward Clayton on Friday, 9 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...