April

  • 2019 Masters: The best stats from Round 1

    Friday, 12 April 2019

    The stats you need to know from Round 1 of The Masters Some of the best stats from Round 1 of the masters, with a little help from The 15th Club Brooks Koepka, who finished with a six-under 66 to share the first round lead with Bryson DeChambeau, posted the only bogey-free round of the day. It was just his second round...

  • Masters 2019: The best shots from Round 1

    Friday, 12 April 2019

    The best shots from Day 1 of the Masters: Two near aces, chips ins and more The new coverage feature on Masters.com means you can track, and watch, virtually every single shot from the first round of the masters. But just in case you don’t want to troll through to find the best ones, we’ve put together a selection of the...

  • Koepka and DeChambeau both credit preparation as they share Round 1 Masters lead

    Written by Camilla Tait on Friday, 12 April 2019

    Koepka and DeChambeau credit preparation as they top congested leaderboard with one shot lead over Phil Mickelson on first day of the Masters Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau were playing in the final few groups of the day and took advantage of the soft course conditions to break free of a highly congested leaderboard at Augusta National with a pair of...

  • Thursday at the Masters: Big opinions, Koepka and DeChambeau top congested leaderboard and surprising players struggle

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 11 April 2019

    Koepka and DeChambeau top congested leaderboard with one shot lead over Phil Mickelson on first day of the Masters Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau were playing in the final few groups of the day and took advantage of the soft course conditions to break free of a highly congested leaderboard at Augusta National.  At one stage in the day there were nine...

  • Jason Day received on course treatment for his back during Masters first round

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 11 April 2019

    Jason Day received on course treatment for a back injury during the first round of the Masters Jason Day had barely made it to the second hole before he sought out medical treatment for his back during the first round of the Masters on Thursday. After hitting his drive on the par-five second, Day received medical treatment on his back by the...

  • Player, Nicklaus on the need for a professional golf ball and Augusta’s phone policy

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 11 April 2019

    Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus on the need to roll back the ball for professional golfers and why Augusta National should change their ban on mobile phones Gary Player didn’t hold back during his press conference at the Masters on Thursday after hitting the honourary tee-shot with Jack Nicklaus, and called on the governing bodies to form a ball for professionals...

  • The Dunvegan Hotel: Stunning revamp to one of golf’s most famous 19th holes

    Written by Camilla Tait on Thursday, 11 April 2019

    Right on cue for Masters week, one of golf’s most iconic 19th holes has had a stunning revamp that comes with a Bobby Jones theme The Dunvegan Hotel is only about a wedge shot away from the 18th hole of The Old Course in St.Andrews, and has become a must-visit destination for the travelling golfer.  And now the iconic spot, which sits...

  • 5 of the best moments from the Masters Par-3 Contest

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 10 April 2019

    Matt Wallace beat Sandy Lyle in playoff to win the Masters Par 3 on his first trip to Augusta National, but his victory was just part of the story. Here’s five of the best moments… The Masters Par 3 contest is all about players, past champions and invitees getting to enjoy themselves with friends, family and often celebrities on the eve...

  • Matt Wallace beats Sandy Lyle in playoff to win Masters Par 3 Contest

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 10 April 2019

    Matt Wallace needed three extra holes to win The Masters Par 3 Contest against Sandy Lyle Masters Rookie Matt Wallace is guaranteed to be leaving his first trip to Augusta National with at least two prizes for his victory during the Masters Par-3 Contest on Wednesday. A highlight of Wallace’s five-under-par round was a hole in one on the eighth hole of...

  • Potential changes could be coming to Amen Corner

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 10 April 2019

    Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley says that they are considering changes to the 13th hole because it ‘does not play as it was intended to play’ The 5th hole has only just been extended by 40 yards for the 2019 Masters, but Augusta National’s Chairman Fred Ridley says they are already looking ahead at potential changes to final hole of Amen Corner.  Ridley...

  • 2019 Masters Par-3 Contest: What you need to know

    Wednesday, 10 April 2019

    What is the Masters Par-3 Contest? The Masters Par 3 Contest is an optional event for competitors, non-competing past champions and honorary invitees that is held on the Wednesday of Masters week. It’s a fun event where players will often invite family, friends or celebrities to be their caddies for the day.  The winner of the contest receives a crystal bowl, and...

  • Jordan Spieth: My expectations are high this week

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 10 April 2019

    Jordan Spieth insists his expectations are high for this week as he feels his recent results don’t tell the whole story about where his game is at.  If there’s a tournament where Jordan Spieth is expected to show up and perform, it’s The Masters. The 2015 champion has played in the tournament just five times, having had a victory, two runner-up...

  • Rory McIlroy’s approach to improving his mental game include meditation and juggling

    Written by Camilla Tait on Tuesday, 9 April 2019

    Rory McIlroy insists that a big shift in his attitude towards golf and a focus on his mind-set is the driving force behind recent successes as he targets the grand-slam this week at Augusta National. From meditation, mind-training and juggling to cutting out dairy from his diet and a difference in his attitude towards his results, Rory McIlroy has made some...

  • Masters Rookie: Matt Wallace

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 9 April 2019

    A few years ago Matt Wallace applied for tickets to watch the Masters. He didn’t get them. This year he’s driving down Magnolia Lane with a player’s badge and has the chance to become the first rookie in more than 40 years to win the Green Jacket — We caught up with Matt Wallace ahead of his first trip to Augusta...

  • The Masters: Fooch returns to Justin Rose’s bag after heart surgery

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 8 April 2019

    World No.1 Justin Rose’s caddie Mark Fulcher is back on the bag, and Rose is planning to make their past experiences together count Justin Rose’s long time caddie Mark Fulcher is making his return this week after being sidelined for the past three months as he recovered from heart surgery.  Henrik Stenson’s former caddie Gareth Lord had taken over duties in the...

  • Monday at the Masters: Play suspended, Players react to 5th hole changes and Fooch back on Rose’s bag

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 8 April 2019

    5 Things that happened on Monday at The Masters Thunderstorms rolled in on Monday afternoon and stopped all the action at the Masters, but not before players reacted to the changes made to the 5th hole, Justin Thomas showed off his new hilariously stamped wedges, and Justin Rose’s caddie made his return.  Here’s what happened on Monday at the Masters.  How to watch...

  • ANA Inspiration: What you need to know

    Written by Camilla Tait on Wednesday, 3 April 2019

    ANA Inspiration: From the bookies favorites to what the players say and how to watch, here’s everything you need to know about the first major of the year The first major of the year is here for the best female golfers in the world as 112 players head to California for the 48th edition of the ANA Inspiation. The field, which...

  • Valero Texas Open Preview: TV times, betting tips

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 1 April 2019

    The PGA Tour moves from Austin to San Antonio this week for the Valero Texas Open: Here’s how to watch, and who to back this week  The Valero Texas Open is the last stop before the first major of the year next week, presenting a final opportunity for those who aren’t in the field to earn their spot with a victory.  Assuming...

  • What you missed: Victories, McGinley calls Kuchar’s nice guy image a ‘facade’ and players sound off on rowdy crowds

    Written by Camilla Tait on Monday, 1 April 2019

    What you missed last week: Wins, Kuchar and Garcia at the front of a rules faff, players sounding off on PGA Tour crowds and the key stats from this week Justin Harding and Shane Lowry became the last two players to qualify for The Masters through the World’s top 50 category, and will be headed to Augusta next week. Both men...

  • Paul McGinley calls out Matt Kuchar nice guy ‘facade’

    Sunday, 31 March 2019

    Paul McGinley calls out Matt Kuchar nice guy ‘facade’ Paul McGinley has said that the incident over the gimme putt with Sergio Garcia has given an a real ‘insight in to Matt Kuchar’, and that his nice guy demeanor is a ‘facade’.  What happened? Of all the men to be involved in a rules spat during the WGC Dell Match Play, Sergio Garcia...