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How to Attend the 2018 Masters

Want to attend the Masters in 2018? It's easier than you may think to secure entry. We take a closer look at the options, including the annual ticket ballot, and dedicated packages from travel providers that could make your dreams a reality. read more ...


Appreciating Class Act Justin Rose at Great Masters for European Golf

Sergio Garcia was the champion, but Derek Clements pays tribute to the quality and grace of Justin Rose, who was both a star on the course and off it throughout an enthralling and special Masters for European golf. read more ...


Sergio's Classic Masters Moment on the 15th

There was much to savour about the Masters, but Sergio Garcia's brilliant eagle on the 15th will be remembered as one of those iconic moments. It was an incredible scene of theatre on a memorable Sunday at Augusta. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #2 - 2017 Masters Reaction

In our latest podcast, Kieran Clark is joined by Owen Davies to discuss Sergio Garcia's stunning Masters victory and how his first major victory will affect the golfing landscape in 2017 and beyond.  read more ...


Golf and Sport Reacts to Sergio's Masters Success

It had taken him 74 attempts, but FINALLY Sergio Garcia was a major champion. His enthralling battle with Justin Rose left us with a Masters champion, and there have been few more popular winners in the storied history of this great event. Some of the biggest names in golf and sport reacted to the Spaniard's brilliant triumph.  read more ...


Sergio's Winning Bag at the Masters

Sergio Garcia brilliantly withstood the pressure to overcome his friend and fellow competitor Justin Rose in a thrilling playoff at Augusta National for his maiden major championship victory at the 74th attempt. Take a closer look at the clubs used by the Spaniard to achieve his breakthrough moment at the Masters. read more ...


Brilliant Sergio Garcia Triumphs at Enthralling Masters

Sergio Garcia ended two decades of major championship heartache with a thrilling playoff victory over Justin Rose in an enthralling Masters Tournament. Golfshake's Derek Clements reports on a special day and hugely popular success. read more ...


Remembering Seve's Two Masters Triumphs

The legendary Seve Ballesteros would have turned 60 today. Six years have now passed since his death, but the incredible legacy of the Spaniard is continually celebrated. We take a look back at his two historic Masters victories. read more ...


Masters Sunday Key Pairings and Times

Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia lead the way going into what promises to be a memorable Sunday at the Masters. Americans Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth will be looking to strike from the penultiimate pairing at Augusta. Here are the key pairings and tee times to look out for. read more ...


Garcia and Rose Lead Ahead of Special Masters Sunday at Augusta

Justin Rose produced a sensational back-nine of 31 on Saturday to ascend into a tie for the lead with Sergio Garcia after the third round of the 81st Masters Tournament, with Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth just behind ahead of what promises to be a memorable Sunday. read more ...


Garcia, Fowler and Pieters Reach the Summit at Intriguingly Poised Masters

Day one leader Charley Hoffman was caught by a squad of impressive names on Friday at the Masters, with Sergio Garcia, Thomas Pieters and Rickie Fowler all shooting rounds in the 60s to join the 40-year-old at the summit at four-under.  read more ...


Veteran Fred Couples Rolls Back Years at Augusta

25 years ago, Fred Couples secured the Green Jacket after seeing off the challenge from the experienced Raymond Floyd. He was the world number one and pre-tournament favourite. Now 57 and with a troublesome back, the American has found himself back in contention after two rounds at the Masters. read more ...


Key Pairings on Saturday at the Masters

It's poised to be a fascinating and thrilling weekend at Augusta. The third round is destined to be crucial, with a four-way-tie for the lead, and we have picked out the most important pairings of the day and when they're starting. read more ...


Masters Disappointment for Willett

Despite battling admirably to recovery from two notable disasters, the first hole proved to be Danny Willett's nemesis at the Masters, costing him six shots on route to narrowly missing the cut on his defence. read more ...


Brilliant Charley Hoffman Takes Historic Lead at Masters

American Charley Hoffman shot an astonishing opening round of 65 - ten shots better than the field average - to secure a four-stroke lead at the Masters on what had been a difficult Thursday for most of the field at Augusta National.  read more ...


Different Angle of Tiger's Amazing Masters Chip Shot

We all remember Tiger's legendary chip-in on the 16th at Augusta National in 2005 - it's likely the most iconic shot of his career - but you may not have seen this different angle and perspective of such an indelible moment. read more ...


Bubba Holes Two Incredible Putts at Masters

Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson produced two miraculous putts at Augusta on Thursday, holing across greens and down slopes on the 14th and 16th, which helped him salvage a respectable score on a difficult day. read more ...


Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm Produce Magic on 16th at Augusta

Rory McIlroy had to battle during the first round of the Masters, but he produced a moment of brilliance on the 16th, coming close to making a hole-in-one. Playing partner Jon Rahm wasn't far behind him! read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #1 - 2017 Masters Preview

In our first ever podcast, host Kieran Clark is joined by Owen Davies to discuss the up coming Masters Tournament.  read more ...


Weather Set to Play Havoc with Masters Field

Storms and tornado warnings have already defined practice rounds and look set to cancel the Par 3 Contest, but the inclement conditions are set to continue into Thursday and Friday, destined to play havoc with the field. read more ...


Tommy Fleetwood Hoping to Make Impact in First Masters

Tommy Fleetwood is back at Augusta National for a second time, but the first as part of the Masters field. The 26-year-old is enjoying his opportunity this week, and is looking to continue his stunning run of form. read more ...


Seve Ballesteros Eagles 13th at Augusta National

Two-time champion, Seve Ballesteros would have turned 60 on this coming Sunday at the Masters. We take a look back at one example of his magic at Augusta, this brilliant eagle on the 13th in 1986.  read more ...


David Howell Makes His Masters Picks

Two-time Ryder Cup player and Sky Sports Golf pundit, David Howell has looked ahead to this week's Masters Tournament with Josh Carr, and anaylsed the chances the favourites for the Green Jacket this year. read more ...


Golfshake Team Masters Picks

We asked Golfshake Staff and Ambassadors to pick out a number of players who will make headlines this week at the Masters, including the man set to be triumphantly presented with the jacket in Butler Cabin on Sunday. read more ...


Five Players to Follow at Augusta

Who shall receive the Green Jacket on Sunday? That is the main question going into this year's Masters, and there are many potential contenders. Derek Clements has picked out five players that should be in the mix. read more ...


Feature Interview: Brendan McCartain

Brendan McCartain has spent 23-years on tour and was carrying for José Maria Olazabal during the 1999 season and his Masters victory. We caught up with Brendan to learn more about how the 1999 Masters played out and hear his uique insight into Augusta and the Masters tournament.  read more ...


Masters 2017 Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's the 81st Masters! It's the first major of the year 94 players have taken that iconic drive down Magnolia Lane to begin their quest for the Green Jacket. Who is going to be triumphant? Derek Clements looks ahead to the week and picks out some likely contenders. read more ...


Masters 2017 - The Europeans

It's the strongest European challenge in the Masters for many years, including 11 Englishmen in the field at Augusta. Rory McIlroy is the favourite of the bunch to succeed, but who else could have a run? Derek Clements takes a closer look at the large gathering from the continent. read more ...


Masters 2017 - The Americans

Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth lead the American challenge at the Masters, but there are a number of other potential contenders from the States. Derek Clements picks out some of the likely home challengers at Augusta. read more ...


Masters 2017 - The Internationals

Americans and Europeans may be the favourites, but the biggest challenge for the Green Jacket could come from international players. From Jason Day to Hideki Matsuyama and Marc Leishman, there is a strong contingent from across the world at Augusta National. Derek Clements picks out some of the likely contenders. read more ...


Masters 2017 - The Amateurs

Following in the great tradition of Bobby Jones, there are five amateurs in the field at this year's Masters, including England's Scott Gregory. We take a closer look at how they all qualified to compete at Augusta National. read more ...


Tour all 18 Holes at Augusta National

Augusta National is beautiful and iconic, tantalising, dramatic but treacherous. We take a closer look at all 18 holes of the legendary Masters venue, noting the changes that have been made over the years. read more ...


Tiger Woods to Miss 2017 Masters Tournament

Four-time champion Tiger Woods has confirmed that he will not be competing in next week's Masters Tournament at Augusta National, which comes a momentous 20 years after his historic first major championship victory that has long been considered a watershed moment for the game.  read more ...


Masters Favourite Holes

Augusta National is the most beautiful and iconic of golf courses, but which of those legendary 18 holes are the best? We asked Golfshake Staff and Ambassadors to choose their favourites and describe what makes them special. read more ...


Record Breaking English Participation in Masters Field

Danny Willett is defending next week's Masters, and the Yorkshireman will be joined by ten other golfers from England, a record for the nation. Golfshake's Kieran Clark takes a closer look at the UK players in the field at Augusta National. read more ...


Weather Forecast is Ominous for 2017 Masters

We may still be a week away from the Masters Tournament, but this year's showpiece looks destined to be affected by the weather, with rain and thunderstorms forecast. How could that influence the eventful result of the season's first major? read more ...


Augusta National Goes on a Spending Spree

The Masters is still a few months away, but Augusta National Golf Club has long ben preparing with a number of additional features and changes made to the property, with the organisation having gone on a major spending spree. read more ...


Greatest Shots in the Masters Tournament

It may only be December and Christmas Day is yet to arrive, but it's never too early for a glance towards the Masters. Take a look back at some of the greatest shots in the history of golf's first major of the year. read more ...


Danny Willett is keeping his feet on the ground following Masters victory

In the aftermath of his dramatic victory at Augusta National, Danny Willett is settling down to life as both a major champion and new father. But as Derek Clements reports, he intends to stay the same man. read more ...


Danny Willett and the English Renaissance

Danny Willett's dramatic Masters victory ended a 20 year drought for British golfers at Augusta National. Was it the ushering in of a new golden era for English golf? Golfshake's Kieran Clark believes so. read more ...


Willett Shows Sheffield Steel to Win The Masters

DANNY WILLETT is the Masters champion. Let me repeat that - Danny Willett, of Sheffield, is the Masters champion. On an unbelievable final day at Augusta National, Jordan Spieth threw away a five-shot lead. read more ...


Louis Oosthuizen became Ronnie O'Sullivan on Sunday at Augusta!

The 16th hole of Augusta National has been the site of many famous moments in Masters history, and it was a memorable day on Sunday, with THREE hole in ones being made to exhilarate the roaring patrons. read more ...


Masters Day 3 Wrap Up

Jordan Spieth continued his serene progress towards a third major in 12 months but is only one shot ahead of Smylie Kaufman and two in front of Bernhard Langer and Hideki Matsuyama on another day of high drama and tough conditions. read more ...


Masters Day 2 Wrap Up - A Day of Drama

Augusta National finally got its own back on Jordan Spieth.  McIlroy had a rollercoaster round. Casey and Rose followed their opening 69s with rounds of 77.  But what a weekend it promises to be.  Spieth going head to head with McIlroy for the Green Jacket - what more could we ask for? read more ...


5 Masters Meltdowns

Els has written his name into Masters folklore for all the wrong reasons after taking six putts from three feet on the first hole. But he is not alone is walking away from Augusta National with painful memories. read more ...


Titleist Masters Sweepstakes

During the 80th Masters Tournament, Titleist is running a special Sweepstakes, offering golfers the opportunity to potentially win an exciting Prize Pack.  read more ...


Jordan Spieth leads again after day one of the Masters

Defending champion Jordan Spieth defied expectations by opening the 2016 Masters wth a 66. It was an unpredictable day, with Rory McIlroy and Jason Day still in touch. Derek Clements looks back on Thursday. read more ...


Bernhard Langer describes the legendary 13th hole of Augusta National

Two-time champion, Bernhard Langer is playing in the Masters for a 33rd time this year. In this video, he talks through the famous 13th at Augusta - Azalea - arguably the finest par five in major championship golf. read more ...


It was an ACE day at the Par 3 Contest!

The annual Par 3 Contest at Augusta National is normally the calm before the storm, but this year we saw a record nine hole-in-ones and an astonishing eight-under score from winner Jimmy Walker. read more ...


History is against Bryson DeChambeau and the other Masters rookies this year

37 years ago, Fuzzy Zoeller won the Masters in his first appearance. He is the only other rookie in 80 years to claim the Green Jacket, but the likes of U.S. Amateur champion Bryson DeChambeau are attempting to join that club this week. read more ...


Appreciating the legacy of Tom Watson in his final Masters appearance

Two-time champion, Tom Watson is playing in his 43rd and last Masters this week. It is likely to be his final major championship. Kieran Clark looks back at his career and assesses his legacy. read more ...


Where did Amen Corner get its name?

Holes 11-13 at Augusta National are possibly the three most talked about holes at Augusta National if not in golf.  But, have you ever wondered where Amen Corner got its name? read more ...


The Ghosts of Augusta National: Why there are no certainties at the Masters

Rory McIlroy and Jason Day are both highly fancied to potentially win their first Masters this week, but Kieran Clark explains why there are no guarentees for even the best equipped players to succeed at Augusta National. read more ...


Top 10 Memorable Masters Moments

The Masters is pencilled firmly into all golfers’ diaries as we eagerly await the start of what is arguably the most popular major of them all.  Joshua Carr looks back at his top 10 memorable moments. read more ...


Masters Tournament Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's that time of year again! The 80th Masters Tournament is here, with 90 invited players driving down Magnolia Lane in search of the Green Jacket. Derek Clements looks ahead to this week's showpiece at Augusta National read more ...


Rory McIlroy is confident ahead of the 80th Masters

Rory McIlroy is the most prolific major champion of this decade, but the one Grand Slam that remains elusive is the Masters. The Northern Irishman is confident that this could be the week he puts on the Green Jacket.  read more ...


Facts of the Masters Tournament

This week is the 80th Masters Tournament, and in that time an extraordinary level of history has been created. Derek Clements looks at some of the best Augusta related facts. read more ...


With Col Swatton at his side Jason Day has eyes for the Green Jacket

You have seen him alongside Jason Day throughout his success on the course, but caddie Col Swatton has played an invaluable role in the development of the Australian. Derek Clements looks at their close relationship. read more ...


Andy Sullivan is ready to make his Masters debut

England's Andy Sullivan won three times in 2015 and now sits at 30th in the world. As he prepares to make his debut at Augusta National, Derek Clements looks back at the 29 year old's long journey to Georgia. read more ...


ETIQUS Releases Special Edition Georgia Green Sport Tour for the Masters

ETIQUS is offering fans of the annual Masters Tournament an opportunity to celebrate their love of the year's first major, with the release of a Georgia Green Sport Tour timepiece. read more ...


Happy Birthday Sandy Lyle

Scotland's two-time major champion celebrates his 58th birthday. We take a look back at the Hall of Fame career of the man Seve Ballesteros once described as being the greatest God-given talent in history.  read more ...


Look Back At Jack Nicklaus' Incredible Masters Victory In 1986

As the Golden Bear turns 76, we take a look back at his most iconic triumph; the 1986 Masters. Aged 46, the legendary American rolled back the years to dramatically win a sixth Green Jacket and his 18th major championship. read more ...


Rory sets his sights on Masters Victory - Adds tournaments to schedule

Rory McIlroy finishes 2015 without a major and that, for him is a disappointment. He will hoping for better in 2016 and has set his sights on The Masters in April.  read more ...


2015 - The year of Jordan Speith

Jordan Spieth has always promised a lot and he has always delivered, but nobody could have predicted the impact he had on the game in 2015. Derek Clements looks back on one of Golf's great seasons.  read more ...


The future of the game is in great shape

With the demise of Tiger Woods and to a lesser extent Phil Mickelson, we have been left wondering where are the stars, but three have emerged - It is the time of Jordan, Rory and Jason!  read more ...


Golfing wonderkids - How do they compare?

So, just how good are the likes of Jordan Spieth & Rory McIlroy? We take a look at how todays wonderkids compare to likes of Jones, Sarazen and Nicklaus.  read more ...


A Masters to remember for Spieth & Titleist - WITB

Titleist's Jordan Spieth led wire to wire to win his first Masters title. Find out what he had in the bag for his maiden major triumph.  read more ...


The shots that won Spieth the Masters

Nick Bonfield picks out the key shots that won Jordan Spieth the 2015 Masters.  read more ...


The next Woods? No, Spieth is an original

Derek Clements reflects on the emergence of a new super star, one that can be compared to the likes of Woods & McIlroy, but is very much his own man.  read more ...


A Legend is born as Spieth wins the Masters

PRESSURE? What pressure? Jordan Spieth produced a performance at Augusta National that was reminiscent of the legendary Ben Hogan to win the first of what will surely be many, many majors at the age of 21. read more ...


Spieth stutters but still has destiny in his hands

Sports Writer Derek Clements reports on day 3 of the Masters which saw McIlroy, Woods & Mickleson all make a charge but Jordan Spieth still heads into the final day with a 4 shot lead over Justin Rose. read more ...


Are we watching the next Tiger Woods?

Derek Clements asks are we watching the next Tiger Woods following a day 2 masterclass from 21 year old Jordan Spieth who followed his opening round of 64 with a 66. read more ...


Young Gun Spieth Masters Augusta

Derek Clements reports on a brilliant first day at Augusta as a young sporting super star upstaged the leading men, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy. read more ...


Augusta, no ordinary town come Masters Week

IT IS fair to say that were it not for a piece of real estate known as Augusta National and a golf tournament called The Masters, very few people would ever have heard of Augusta read more ...


Greatest golfers of all time steal the show at the Masters Par 3 Contest

The two greatest golfers of the modern era took centre stage for the annual Masters Par contest.  read more ...


Lone Star State long overdue at Augusta

Augusta has a rich history and there have been a number of defined ers, but few have contributed more to the lore of the Masters than the state of Texas.  read more ...


Danny Willett living the Masters dream

For most, The Masters is a dream ticket and one that will never be cashed in, but for England's Danny Willett the story is different. He will tee it up at Augusta on Thursday.  read more ...


There is nothing quite like The Masters

Golfshake Writer, Kieran Clark shares his thoughts on the upcoming Masters tournament and it's special place in the heart of UK golfers as the traditional start to the golf season.  read more ...


Masters Preview - Rookie Focus

We take a look at 3 Masters rookies that could have the beating if Augusta National  read more ...


Why it's the year of the young master

RORY McILROY is favourite to win The Masters and complete his career grand slam, but it might prove to be a mountain too high for the world number one to climb. read more ...


McIlroy will be happy to be lost in the Woods

Rory McIlroy will, no doubt, have breathed a huge sigh of relief at the news that Tiger Woods is to compete in The Masters after all as it will take a little of the heat off the Northern Irishman as he bids to complete his career grand slam. read more ...


Chosen Few Find Crow's Nest Short on Home Comforts

Every year five amateurs are invited to play in The Masters, and with that invitation comes an opportunity to spend the week in the Crow's Nest, a 30ft by 40ft room located at the top of Augusta's clubhouse. read more ...


The Masters TV Coverage - Don't miss a shot!

The 2015 Masters is here and we know you won't want to miss a shot, so here are the TV listings for the week!  read more ...


Masters Preview - A dinner fit for champions!

Food glorious food! The Champions Dinner has been a long standing tradition on the Tuesday evening of the Masters. check what has been on the Menu for the last 20 years.  read more ...


Masters Preview - Under Starters Orders

One of the best traditions at Augusta National comes on the opening Thursday when, before a shot is struck in anger, three familiar figures make their way to the first tee. Not just any three figures, mind you. read more ...


Masters Preview - The Perfect Ten

The winner of The 2015 Masters wil come from one of these 10 players, the perfect ten as Derek Clements likes to call them. Check out who is on the list.  read more ...


Odds are stacked against McIlroy....at least for now

Mcilroy may be the favourite to be slipping on the Green Jacket come Sunday, but some think is not McIlroy's time. Derek Clements explains why.  read more ...


Masters Countdown: Englsih hopes look slim

Nick Bonfield takes a look at the English Hopes for a Green Jacket at Augusta and finds little reason to optomistic.  read more ...


The Masters: Who's hot and who's not!

Nick Bonfield runs down who's hot and who's not ahead of this years Masters tournament.  read more ...


Lahiri claims Masters spot following win on home soil

The home fans got what they wanted - a local winner of the Hero Indian Open. However, it was not the one they expected at the start of the day as Anirban Lahiri claimed his 2nd European Tour title of the year.  read more ...


2015 Major Predictions

Ahead of the 2015 season, Nick Bonfield explains why he thinks it will be an absolute cracker and who he thinks will gain major honours.  read more ...


Why Gary Player is Wrong about Rory McIlroy

Derek Clements discusses resent comments by Gary Player on Rory McIlroy's chances of winner the Master tournament at Augusta this year.  read more ...


2015 the year of.....

What will happen in 2015. Will Woods win that elusive 15th Major or will McIlroy continue to dominate or maybe Jordan Spieth usurps the World no.1! read more ...


Top 10 shots of 2014

Nick Bonfield counts down the top 10 shots of what has been an incredible 2014. Check them out and let us know which is your no.1 read more ...


Top 10 Most Dramatic Finishes of this Century

Nick Bonfield counts down the Top 10 most dramatic finishes of this Century. read more ...


Watson doubles up at the Masters with Titleist

When the final group entered the back-9 on Sunday, the leading players were not only sharing a common dream of winning the first Major of 2014 – they were also sharing a trust in the performance of Titleist golf balls. read more ...


Masters Champion Bubba Watson - In The Bag

Following Bubba Watson's assured win at Augusta to claim his 2nd Green Jacket we take a look at what was in the bag: read more ...


Chipping In - McIlroy suffers under the pressure of expectation

In his weekly column - Chipping In, Nick Bonfield refelects on a memorable if not classic Masters tournament.? read more ...


McIlroys Strongest Masters Yet

Sports writer Derek Clements reviews Rory McIlroy's Masters where he ended the week with his first top-10 finish at The Masters but did he under perform. read more ...


Bubba by Numbers

Derek Clements takes a closer look at 2nd time Major winner Bubba Watston. read more ...


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