April

  • The incredible story of Jason Day

    Written by Golf World on Monday, 04 April 2016

    When Jason Day was gowing up, his baths were filled with a kettle, his mum 'mowed' the lawn with scissors, and his first golf club came from the local dump. It was a hard upbringing, yet these weren't even the biggest obstacles golf's new shining star faced on his journey to the top of the sport. The 27-year-old's father, Alvin, was...

  • A winning Augusta Caddie reveals how to master The Masters

    Written by Kevin Brown on Monday, 04 April 2016

    Few people know Augusta National more intimately than veteran bagman Damon Green, the supremely knowledgeable and influential caddie who helped Zach Johnson celebrate an against-theodds Masters victory nine years ago. The 50-year-old's Masters experience has helped him understand better than most when you can go for it, and when you need to throttle back; where you can leave it for a...

  • The Masters has been cancelled!

    Written by Rob McGarr on Friday, 01 April 2016

    Yes, we know it's 1 April, but this is no April Fools'. But, if you're breaking down in tears as your dreams of spending four days glued to the action from Augusta National disappear in a blur of azaleas and pine straw, don't panic.  It's the Australian Masters that has been cancelled.  The event has been on the calendar since 1979, but will...

  • A Caddie's guide to Augusta

    Tuesday, 29 March 2016

    Zach Johnson’s caddie Damon Green gives a fascinating insight into what you need to do to don a green jacket. Take your pick – the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 10... The 11th is just a bear now they've got the trees down the right side, making it a very demanding tee shot now. There's water left but it's a difficult up-and-down...

  • One Direction star Niall Horan talks The Masters

    Tuesday, 29 March 2016

    With his 39 million Facebook friends and 24.4 million Twitter followers, pop superstar and golf nut Niall Horan will be one of the most popular people in the grounds during his second trip to Augusta National this year. The One Direction star is big mates with lots of the players, notably Rory McIlroy, whom he caddied for in last year's Par-3...

  • The Big Three: Jordan Spieth

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 29 March 2016

    AUGUSTA WEAPONS: Great putting, distance control with irons John Fields remembers the first time he saw Jordan Spieth play. "He was 13, had shot a 62 a few months before, and was making a lot of noise in Texas junior golf," says the head coach of the men's golf team at the University of Texas (UT). "I was immediately impressed with...

  • The Big Three: Rory McIlroy

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 29 March 2016

    AUGUSTA WEAPONS: Length off the tee, towering iron shots You could probably count the golfers whose games were better-suited to Augusta National than that of Rory McIlroy on the fingers of one hand... well, one and a bit. The first name would of course be Jack Nicklaus, whose length off the tee, high faded irons, exceptional putting, meticulous preparation, and shrewd...

  • The Big Three: Jason Day

    Written by Golf World on Tuesday, 29 March 2016

    AUGUSTA WEAPONS: All-round game, dogged tenacity and belief When, in early 2008, a 20-year-old Jason Day first mentioned that he wanted to take the world number one spot from Tiger Woods, the golf world gave a little chuckle. It stopped short of actually laughing out loud, however, because it knew this Aussie kid could definitely play a bit. The son of an...