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Tag: Masters

How to Experience The Masters in 2022

We have all been thinking about things that we'd love to experience in the future, and for any golfer, that raises the simple thought of the Masters and Augusta National. Attending the iconic event and walking around the famed property is a dream, and as we gaze ahead to 2022, it's a piece of magic that could be turned into reality by Golfbreaks. read more ...


Japan Celebrates First Masters Champion

Japan has been waiting a long time for a men’s major champion, and there have been several false dawns, but Hideki Matsuyama finally made that breakthrough at the Masters, with the reaction and impact already registering as enormous. read more ...


View From The Augusta Fairway - 85th Masters Reflections

It was a week of stories and headlines from Augusta National, and Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his reflections from a memorable few days at the 85th Masters, with a touch of controversy thrown into the mx too. read more ...


Matsuyama Survives Late Scare to Win Green Jacket

It has been a long time coming for Hideki Matsuyama, but finally, the 29-year-old became the first Japanese golfer to win a men’s major with a one-stroke victory over Will Zalatoris to secure The Masters a decade after his first appearance in the tournament as an amateur. read more ...


Augusta National Bared Her Teeth at The Masters

Talk about chalk and cheese. Was that really the same course that Dustin Johnson brought to its knees in November? Augusta National bared its teeth this past week and we got a “proper” Masters in April. read more ...


Big Names Fell Early at The Masters

Hideki Matusyama triumphed, but there was despair elsewhere for many of the game's biggest names, including Dustin Johnson, who became the 11th player in the tournament’s history to miss the weekend during their Masters title defence, with the likes of Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood also struggling. read more ...


What Champions Earn Per Swing at The Masters

They don’t like to talk about money at Augusta National. It’s enough to don the Green Jacket and enjoy all the quaint traditions that go with winning The Masters. But the reality is that the financial rewards on offer at the season’s first men's major are huge. read more ...


The Masters Officially Returns to Video Games

It has now been confirmed that the Masters Tournament and Augusta National will return to video games as part of the newly unveiled EA SPORTS PGA TOUR: Road to the Masters, with Fred Ridley, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, unveiling the new cover of EA SPORTS PGA TOUR during his annual press conference. read more ...


Sandy Lyle Sets Another Benchmark at The Masters

In a career that has been spent setting benchmarks in the game, Sandy Lyle will once again make history at the Masters on Thursday, when he tees off for the 40th time, becoming the first European golfer to reach that milestone number of appearances. read more ...


Lee Westwood is Dreaming of Creating Masters History

Lee Westwood will be the oldest champion in Masters history if he manages to win this week, eclipsing the great Jack Nicklaus. The Golden Bear was 46 when he won in such dramatic fashion in 1986. Westwood will be 48 on April 24 and has arrived at Augusta playing some of the best golf of his life. read more ...


Tiger Woods Not Far From Everybody's Thoughts at Augusta

Tiger Woods may not be at Augusta but he remains firmly in the thoughts of those who are as he recovers from the injuries suffered in a car crash in Los Angeles in February. Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas have both spoken about the five-time champion, with whom they are in regular contact.  read more ...


Bryson DeChambeau Has a Secret Weapon at The Masters

Bryson DeChambeau says that he has a ‘secret’ club in his bag for this week’s Masters, but we are going to have to wait to find out what it is. The American dominated pre-tournament headlines when the event was held in November, and he is back in the limelight again this week as we wait to find out whether he will change his approach.  read more ...


6 Outsiders at The Masters

Considering the elite and limited field, it's hard to identify genuine outsiders at the Masters, but looking at those players ranked outside the top 25 in the world, here are some names who could make their presence felt on Sunday at Augusta National. read more ...


5 Stories to Watch at The Masters

The Masters is a storybook of a major championship. Each of the 88 players in the field this week have either previously written their own memorable chapter at Augusta National or have arrived with the intention of doing so, and there are a handful of possibilities that capture the imagination ahead. read more ...


Predicting the 2021 Masters

This year's Masters is hotly anticipated with a variety of compelling storylines in play, but what do we think is going to happen down Magnolia Lane? Golfshake Ambassador Matt Holbrook takes on Golfshake Editor Kieran Clark in a foolish contest of making predictions. read more ...


The Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

Dustin Johnson is back at Augusta National to defend the Masters, just five months after he claimed the iconic Green Jacket, but the likes of Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy will arrive determined to enjoy a taste of glory down Magnolia Lane themselves. Golfshake's Derek Clements previews the 85th Masters Tournament. read more ...


How to Follow The Masters on TV & Radio

Eyes will be on the 88 players competing in the 2021 Masters. Sky Sports have exclusive live coverage all week, not to mention a vast range of features and old films, setting the scene for this year's tournament, but there are ways for you to stay informed, even without a Sky subscription, whether that be on the BBC or online. read more ...


Dustin Johnson Reflects on Masters Triumph

Defending Masters champion Dustin Johnson has been reflecting on his triumph last November, revealing that he suffered an attack of nerves ahead of the final round and struggled to eat anything before his date with destiny at Augusta National. read more ...


Memorable Facts & Quotes From The Masters

Since it was first played almost 90 years ago, the Masters has become an iconic fixture on the sporting calendar, delivering a library of unforgettable moments, legendary champions, and images that golfers can't get enough of revisiting. We take a look at some key stats and memorable quotes that help to the tell the story of the tournament. read more ...


Hole by Hole Guide to Augusta National

Augusta National is the most recognisible of golf courses, viewers have grown up watching it each year for generations, learning its challenges, remembering the shots and moments that have made champions across decades. We take a closer look at each of the 18 holes, pointing out key areas that could prove defining this week. read more ...


2020 Masters to be Played Without Spectators

It's the news that most expected, but Augusta National Golf Club Chairman, Fred Ridley has confirmed that this year's delayed Masters Tournament will be played without spectators or guests in attendance, making for an eerie atmosphere down Magnolia Lane.  read more ...


McIlroy Licking His Lips at Prospect of Masters in November

Rory McIlroy says that he is looking forward to The Masters being played in November. He knows conditions will be very different and believes it being staged later in the year will work to his advantage. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the Northern Irishman's optimistic mood. read more ...


The 2020 Masters Postponed

As worldwide reaction to the Coronavirus pandemic deepens, following the announcement from the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour that scheduled events- were immediately cancelled, Augusta National Golf Club Chairman, Fred Ridley has confirmed that the 2020 Masters Tournament has been postponed. read more ...


The PGA Tour Cancels Players Championship Due to Coronavirus

The Coronavirus pandemic is continuing to impact life and routine across the globe, with sporting events now being affected at an accelerated rate. In a shocking twist, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has confirmed that The Players Championship and the next month of tournaments are cancelled, joining the LPGA Tour in shutting down its circuit in the face of this crisis. read more ...


Rory Still Has Augusta On His Mind

Rory McIlroy needs to win the Masters to become only the sixth man in history to secure all four of golf's majors, but despite his best efforts, Augusta National has proven elusive. However, as Golfshake's Derek Clements reports, the Northern Irishman has adopted a different preparation strategy this time. read more ...


Tiger Reflects on Stunning Masters Victory

Tiger Woods has admitted that he surprised even himself by winning The Masters and thus finally securing his 15th major title, and says that he hasn't yet fully come to grips with it. Golfshake's Derek Clements reacts to the legendary American's reflections. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #40: Tiger at the Masters, Spring Inspiration, Twilight Golf

Kieran Clark was joined by Stewart Armstrong and Josh Jeffery on Episode 40 of the Golfshake Podcast. They looked back at Tiger's incredible victory at the Masters, placing that triumph into context, the journey and wider impact of the moment, and what it could mean going forward. They also look ahead to the new season, inspiration for playing golf in spring, and the joys of twilight golf. read more ...


How to Attend the 2020 Masters

If you want to experience Augusta National and see Tiger Woods defend his title, making it to the Masters is easier than you may think. We take a look at the available options for those who are hoping to attend this iconic tournament. read more ...


Tiger Woods Now Has Ending Chapter His Career Deserved

Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on the remarkable journey of Tiger Woods, the spectacular rises and dramatic falls, all of which have culminated in his breathtaking triumph on Sunday at the Masters. read more ...


Where Does Tiger's Victory Figure in Sport's Greatest Comebacks?

Tiger Woods' fifth Masters title has already been widely considered among the greatest comeback achievements in the history of sports. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on many of the other stories that it can be compared with. read more ...


Reviewing Sky and BBC at The Masters

Tiger Woods won the Masters, but who claimed the TV battle between Sky and the BBC? Golfshake's Derek Clements shares his opinion on both broadcasters, their strengths and weaknesses, and reveals which of the two he preferred. read more ...


The Scale of Tiger's Victory at the Masters

Golfshake's Derek Clements tries to capture the enormity of Tiger's astonishing victory at the Masters, reflecting on the comments and widespread praise shared by many of the biggest names in sport and society. read more ...


Golfshake Podcast #39: 2019 Masters Reaction

Golfshake's Kieran Clark and Matt Holbrook instantly react to Tiger Woods' extraordinary triumph in the Masters, as the legendary American rolled back the years to secure his first major title since 2008, overcoming a depth of injuries, personal humiliations and torment to complete one of the most remarkable triumphs in history. read more ...


Miraculous Tiger Woods is the Master Once Again

Following a Sunday of tense drama, Tiger Woods has completed the most extraordinary of comebacks and won the Masters for fifth time, 14 years since his last, and 11 since his most recent major victory. Golfshake's Derek Clements recaps an unpredictable and historic final day and unimaginable achievement. read more ...


Miracle Man Woods Poised to Complete Remarkable Comeback

On a day of days at Augusta, Francesco Molinari, the Open champion, recorded a round of 66 to take a two-shot lead into the final round of The Masters at Augusta National. And one of the two men lurking behind him is 14-time major champion Tiger Woods, looking to claim his first Green Jacket in 14 years. read more ...


Ian Woosnam's Unassuming Final Farewell to Masters Points to End of Era

Former Masters champion, Ian Woosnam quietly brought his career at Augusta to an end on Friday. Golfshake's Kieran Clark reflects on the Welshman's achievements, and how the storied time of Europe's Big Five is reaching its conclusion. read more ...


Tiger Roars Into Contention with Major Champions at Augusta

Tiger Woods survived a rain delay and a sliding tackle from a marshal to leave himself one shot off the lead after the second round of The Masters as he attempts to complete one of the most remarkable comebacks in sport. read more ...


The Best Alister MacKenzie Courses in the UK & Ireland

You may not play Augusta National in your lifetime, but there are many other Alister MacKenzie courses in the UK and Ireland, including Alwoodley and Lahinch. We have brought them all together into one helpful guide. read more ...


Koepka and DeChambeau Lead at Masters

It was meant to be all about Rory McIlroy and his attempt to finally claim the career grand slam. Instead, the first round of The Masters was all about Brooks Koepka, whose 66 saw him leading the way with Bryson DeChambeau as he attempts to win his fourth major and his third since successfully defending the US Open in June last year. read more ...


Master the Greens at Augusta or Pack Your Bags and Head for Home

The greens at Augusta National are notoriously quick, but just how fast are they? Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look, recalling time spent with former Amateur Champion Gary Wolstenholme, to discover just how difficult these surfaces are. read more ...


The Greatest Masters Memories

To capture a little bit of the special imagination that people have with Augusta, we asked members of the Golfshake team, including several of our ambassadors, to delve back into their memories and recall some of the tournaments, shots, and triumphs that have defined their lifetime of watching the Masters. read more ...


8 Outsiders to Watch at the Masters

Considering the exclusive and limited nature of the field, there aren't many genuine outsiders at the Masters, but we have picked out eight names who could surprise the big favourites this week at Augusta National. read more ...


The 2019 Masters Preview, Picks & Analysis

It's time for the Masters, but who is going to achieve immortality at Augusta National? Golfshake's Derek Clements takes a closer look at the main storylines, the potential contenders, and what we can expect from this week. read more ...


6 to Watch at the Masters

Who is going to claim that iconic Green Jacket on Sunday? Golfshake's Derek Clements has picked out five names - plus one outsider - who may just achieve immortality this week at the Masters and join the legends of Augusta. read more ...


Augusta National Hole by Hole Guide

Home of the Masters Tournament since 1934, Augusta National is arguably the most iconic golf course on the planet, sitting alongside the Old Course at St Andrews and Pebble Beach for that accolade. We take a closer look at 18 holes of this legendary course, where the players of today will walk in the footsteps of legends. read more ...



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