The Masters

Golfshake Podcast #26: Masters Recap, How to Experience Augusta in 2019

Kieran Clark and Owen Davies discuss the triumph of Patrick Reed, the breathtaking charge of Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler, and finally what was ultimately a disappointing Sunday for Rory McIlroy following an engrossing weekend. read more ...


Why Do We Love the Masters?

Why do we love the Masters so much? It draws us in like no other event, and captivates us over the four days on TV. Alex Picken delves into possible explanations, and what makes the event unique. read more ...


Rickie Fowler is Now Ready to Become a Major Champion

He may have come up agonisingly short of winning, but this Masters Sunday could prove to be a landmark date in the career of Rickie Fowler. Golfshake's Kieran Clark explains why the American is now ready to secure a major victory. read more ...


How to Attend the 2019 Masters

Have you been inspired to experience the Masters and Augusta in person? It's firmly on the proverbial bucket list for most golfers, and it's easier than you may think to secure entry. Here are the options you have to attend the Masters in 2019. read more ...


Complex Champion Patrick Reed Has Always Done Things His Own Way

Controversy has often followed the Masters Champion Patrick Reed, but those circumstances have created a fiercely determined and gritty golfer who has pushed himself to achieve great things. Golfshake's Derek Clements has followed his career closely and profiles the young American. read more ...


2018 Masters - 3 Hot and 3 Not

It will take some days to digest the Masters, and there are many questions to be answered following the contrasting performances from those in contention. Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook takes a closer look at three players whose stock rose this weekend, and three who perhaps won't look back so fondly on their time in Augusta. read more ...


Ryder Cup Players Dominate Masters

The 2018 Masters was dominated by players who that will be part of both the European and American Ryder Cup Teams. It was a hugely encouraging week for both captains Bjorn and Furyk, as their golfers rose to the major occasion. read more ...


Masterful Reed Breaks Major Duck with Dramatic Victory at Augusta

It was meant to be the day that Rory McIlroy finally shook off his Augusta demons, won The Masters and became only the sixth golfer to achieve the career Grand Slam. But he struggled as Reed produced one of the gutsiest performances you will ever witness to land his first major. read more ...


Assessing Tiger's Return to the Masters

Tiger Woods made his return to the Masters, and though his performance fell short of the lofty expectations placed upon him, Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on that showing and why it was a hugely positive week for the 14-time major champion. read more ...


Rory Aims to Chase Down Patrick Reed to Make History at Augusta

Rory McIlroy will step onto the first tee at Augusta today believing that he has a date with destiny, that this is finally the day when he wins The Masters and completes the career Grand Slam - a feat achieved by just five other golfers, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. read more ...


Patrick Reed Hits the Front at Augusta Following Stunning Round

He attracted ridicule some years ago when he declared that he considered himself to be a "top-five-in-the-world" golfer. And Patrick Reed has given himself the opportunity to prove it as he heads into the third round of The Masters with a two-shot lead after a magnificent 66 took him to nine under par after 36 holes. read more ...


Five Outsiders to Watch at The Masters

With considerable attention placed upon the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, we have taken a look further down the pecking order to identify several more unfancied names who could usurp those above and secure that legendary Green Jacket. read more ...


3 Golfers Who Could Win Their First Major in 2018

Now that Masters week is well and truly underway, it is time to take a look at three players who are in with a huge chance of picking up their first career major, this season. One of them may get the job done as soon as Sunday, whilst others may be more suited to another of the marquee tournaments that are still to come in 2018. read more ...


How to Follow the 2018 Masters

The 2018 Masters is hotly anticipated, and there are many ways for you to follow the showpiece. From the TV coverage on Sky Sports and BBC, to the popular 5 Live Radio, and online updates from ByTheMinute, you won't miss a moment from Augusta. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #25: 2018 Masters Preview Edition

It's the first men's major championship of the year, and Golfshake's Kieran Clark has been joined by Stewart Armstrong and Matt Holbrook to Preview the 2018 Masters. Discussing Ian Poulter's astonishing victory in Houston, reflecting on memories of moments and shots at Augusta National, and looking at the favourites and potential contenders for the Green Jacket, the guys delve into what promises to be a classic Masters. read more ...


The Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Has there ever been a more eagerly anticipated Masters? Tiger Woods is back to full fitness and form, Rory McIlroy is a winner again on tour for the first time in 18 months. It has the potential to be a classic. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews this year's Masters and looks at the names who could grasp a coveted Green Jacket. read more ...


Tiger is Back at Augusta with a Green Jacket in Mind

Having missed the last two Masters due to injury, Tiger Woods is back at Augusta. Since returning to the game in December, the 14-time major champion has progressed, and looks a major contender this week. Golfshake's Derek Clements looks at the 42-year-old's journey and his chances of securing an extraordinary victory. read more ...


Five Players to Watch at The Masters

So many of the biggest names in golf are coming into this year's Masters in great form, leading to huge levels of expectation. Golfshake's Derek Clements picks out five Augusta National specialists who could contend on Sunday. read more ...


Review of Sergio's Magical Masters Triumph

Last year, Sergio Garcia finally secured his first major victory on is 74th attempt. It was a Masters Classic, as he battled Justin Rose on the back-nine, and a finish that will go down in history. Golfshake's Derek Clements relives a magic Sunday at Augusta. read more ...


History of the Masters Champions Dinner

The Champions Dinner has been part of the Masters since 1952. Sergio Garcia will serve the menu this year, and Derek Clements looks back at the history, unusual dishes, and stories that have emerged from this club of legends. read more ...


The Masters By Numbers

2018 is the 82nd Masters Tournament, and in that time there have been many records and statistics noted at Augusta National. Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a look through the best of them. read more ...


Hole by Hole Guide at Augusta National

Augusta National is iconic and viewers have become familiar with its 18 holes watching the Masters each year. We take a closer look at each of them, including noting the statistical difficulty of the layout. read more ...


50 Years of the Masters to Watch on YouTube

The 2018 Masters is fast approaching, and to further build up the excitement, 50 Years of the Masters can now sensationally be seen on YouTube. 150 hours of content. Golfshake's Kieran Clark picks 10 Favourites to start watching. read more ...


Augusta National Looks Set for Course Changes

Augusta National looks set to undergo major changes for the first time in a decade, with preliminary site plans filed with local authorities noting a possible lengthening of the fifth hole at the iconic home of the Masters Tournament. read more ...


2018 Masters to be Broadcast on Sky Sports and BBC

Following months of speculation, Sky Sports has confirmed that it has extended its association with the Masters, ensuring that the 2018 Tournament will be showcased on both Sky and the BBC, who have retained live coverage over the Saturday and Sunday of the iconic first men’s major of the year. read more ...


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 ...


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