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  • Mark O'Meara announces retirement from The Masters

    Saturday, 7 April 2018

    Mark O'Meara has announced his retirement from The Masters after missing the cut, 20 years after winnng his maiden major at Augusta National. O'Meara, who said his farewell to The Open at Royal Birkdale in 2017, had hinted he would have something to say after Friday's round after admitting the course was now too long and he no longer felt he...

  • Patrick Reed holds 36-hole lead at The Masters

    Saturday, 7 April 2018

    Patrick Reed is the man in front after 36 holes of The Masters; He leads by two after a second round 66 that included nine birdies It might be unfamiliar territory to him, but Patrick Reed is heading in to the weekend of a major with a two shot lead after he tamed Augusta on a day where just 16 players...

  • 2018 Masters: The best stats from Round 1

    Friday, 6 April 2018

    Jordan Spieth grabbed the first round lead at the Masters for the third time in four years, matching Tiger Woods for the most rounds led at Augusta (9). And he did it in just 17 starts.  Spieth made seven birdies, an eagle and three bogeys on his way to an opening round of 66, and will head in to Friday's round...

  • Jordan Spieth leads The Masters after round 1

    Written by Camilla Tait on Friday, 6 April 2018

    Jordan Spieth holds a two-shot lead after round 1 of The Masters following an opening 66 at Augusta National Having now led the tournament for 9 out of his 17 rounds at Augusta National, the 2015 Champion is a name that in just his fifth tournament appearance has fast become a regular fixture at the top of The Masters leaderboard. And...

  • The best shots from Round 1 at The Masters

    Thursday, 5 April 2018

    There was plenty of impressive golf on display during round 1 of The Masters - we round up the best shots of the day!  From hole out eagles to pin-seeking tee shots and impressive long putts, we recap the best shots of the day - from Jordan Spieth and Louis Oosthuizen to Sandy Lyle and the group of Fowler, Mickelson and...

  • Sergio Garcia hits 5 balls in the water, ties highest ever score

    Thursday, 5 April 2018

    Sergio Garcia had a horror start to the defence of his Masters title, hitting five golf balls in the water on the par-five 15th at Augusta during round 1 Garcia was 2 over par when he went for the par-five 15th green in two and found the water with his approach. He took a drop, but his wedge shot spun back in...

  • Tony Finau ‘optimistic’ he can play in Masters after ankle injury

    Thursday, 5 April 2018

    Tony Finau has said he is ‘optimistic’ that he can play in The Masters after it has been confirmed he didn’t break his ankle while celebrating a hole in one during the Masters Par 3 Contest. Finau was running in celebrating when he dislocated his ankle, and then was seen to pop it back into place and play on.  Following the end...

  • Tom Watson becomes oldest winner of the Masters Par 3 Contest

    Wednesday, 4 April 2018

    Tom Watson rolled back the years at The Masters on Wednesday, going round Augusta's Par 3 course in just 21 shots to become the oldest winner in history at 68 years old.  He was out in arguably the most competitive group of the day with Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player, who shot 23 and 25 respectively, but it was Watson who...

  • WATCH: Jack Nicklaus' grandson makes hole in one during Par 3

    Wednesday, 4 April 2018

    Jack Nicklaus' grandson made his first ever hole in one on the 9th during the Par 3 contest! Nicklaus had his grandson Gary caddie for him during the Par 3 contest, and as is tradition of the fun Wednesday event, caddies are often encouraged to take shots throughout the nine holes.  Gary did just that, and on the 9th hole made his...

  • The Masters Par 3 Tournament: How winners do in the main tournament

    Wednesday, 4 April 2018

    The Curse of the Masters Par 3 Tournament: How past winners have got on in the main tournament  The Masters Par 3 Contest first began in 1960 and has become an annual Wednesday fixture prior to the start of the year's first major, but there is a so-called jinx that goes with winning it. Sam Snead was the first winner of the...

  • Masters Tee Times: Rounds 1 & 2

    Tuesday, 3 April 2018

    The Masters First and Second Round Tee Times, both Eastern (EDT) and British Summer Time (BST). Click here to find out how you can watch ROUND 1: EDT/BST Honourary Starters 8.15am EDT, 1.15 PM BST: Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus Group 1, 8:30/ 13:30: Austin Cook, Ted Potter Jr, Wesley Bryan Group 2, 8:41/ 13:41: Ian Woosnam, Ryan Moore, Jhonattan Vegas Group 3, 8:52/ 13:52: Mike...

  • Meet the fireman who's playing in the Masters

    Written by Stuart Hood on Tuesday, 3 April 2018

    Looking for a plucky underdog story that will tug at your heartstrings? Step forward Matt Parziale. After winning the 2017 US Mid-Amateur Championship, the 30-year-old firefighter received invitations to play in this year’s US Masters and US Open, meaning he could very well become the first person to fight a fire the day after lighting up Augusta or Shinnecock Hills. Cool,...

  • Masters History Lesson: Seven Facts You Should Know

    Written by Michael Catling on Tuesday, 3 April 2018

    Your Masters History Lesson: Seven facts you should know about Augusta National Rae’s Creek Named after John Rae, whose house kept residents safe during Indian attacks in the 18th century, Rae’s Creek flows at the back of the 11th green, around the front of the 12th green and along the 13th fairway. Masters Club Better known as the Champions dinner, the Masters club was...

  • How to watch the Masters

    Tuesday, 3 April 2018

    2018 US Masters TV Coverage: How to watch the Masters in the UK on Sky Sports and the BBC. Both Sky Sports and the BBC have you covered - here's everything you need to know about the 2018 US Masters TV Coverage in the UK!  ● Sky Sports Coverage Sky Sports will be bringing you live coverage every day of Masters week, including...

  • Justin Rose: Augusta National Course Guide

    Written by Kit Alexander on Tuesday, 3 April 2018

    With five top 10s in his 12 Masters appearences, Justin Rose has a stellar record at Augusta. In an exclusive interview with Golf World's Kit Alexander, he reveals his secrets for going low among the dogwoods. Justin Rose clearly has a strong affinity with Augusta National and the Masters. His face lights up as we discuss the first major of the...

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