The Masters

  • Fred Couples: “I wouldn’t play the Masters if I couldn’t contend”

    Written by Michael Catling on Friday, 12 March 2021

    What Fred Couples doesn’t know about Augusta National isn’t worth knowing. The 1992 champion tees it up for the 37th time at the 2022 Masters. Here, he considers the challenge and looks back on his finest hour… Today’s Golfer’s 2022 Major coverage is brought to you in association with TaylorMade. Three minutes have passed and Fred Couples is still only part way through...

  • Augusta Icons: Amen Corner

    Written by Nick Wright on Wednesday, 10 March 2021

    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. Today’s Golfer’s 2022 Major coverage is brought to you in association with TaylorMade. 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...

  • How a scorecard error cost Roberto de Vicenzo the Masters

    Written by Duncan Lennard on Wednesday, 10 March 2021

    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…  Today’s Golfer’s 2022 Major coverage is brought to you in association with TaylorMade. One of the...

  • Green Jacket winner Patrick Reed’s guide to Augusta National

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 9 March 2021

    2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed shares his course guide for Augusta National Golf Club. Patrick Reed’s Master victory 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...

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

    Written by Nick Wright on Monday, 8 March 2021

    Sir Nick Faldo is one of only three men to successfully defend the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club. The elite group is made up of the Englishman, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. Here, Faldo reflects in-depth on his three career victories and what it meant to win the Green Jacket. Today’s Golfer’s 2022 Major coverage is brought to you in...

  • Jose Maria Olazabal: “I thought I’d never walk again before Masters win”

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 1 March 2021

    Jose Maria Olazabal reflects on the highs and lows of his 1994 and 1999 Masters tournament victories at Augusta National Golf Club. Today’s Golfer’s 2022 Major coverage is brought to you in association with TaylorMade. 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...

  • Trevor Immelman on his Masters memories

    Written by Rob Jerram on Monday, 1 March 2021

    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. Today’s Golfer’s 2022 Major coverage is brought to you in association with TaylorMade. On a cold, blustery Sunday afternoon in Georgia in...

  • Ben Crenshaw: “There’s not much strategy left at Augusta”

    Written by John Huggan on Sunday, 28 February 2021

    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. Today’s Golfer’s 2022 Major coverage is brought to you in association with TaylorMade. As far as my...

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

    Written by Stuart Hood on Saturday, 27 February 2021

    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 meets the writer of The Life and Times of Bobby Jones to find out the truth behind the legend… Today’s Golfer’s 2022 Major coverage is brought to you in association...

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

    Written by Peter Masters on Saturday, 27 February 2021

    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. Today’s Golfer’s 2022 Major coverage is brought to you in...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Written by Kevin Brown on Sunday, 1 March 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...