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European Challenge Looks Strong Ahead of Masters

With the Masters just around the corner, there is reason to be optimistic for potential European success at Augusta. Golfshake's Derek Clements reflects on the form of Europe's Ryder Cup players, and contrasts that with the apparent slump of American stars. read more ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Jordan Spieth Leads After Dramatic Opening Day at Masters

It's a familiar tale at Augusta National, as Jordan Spieth produced a sparkling back-nine rally to lead the Masters after day one, but a strong cast of challengers - including Rory McIlroy - remains in pursuit. Here is Derek Clements' recap. 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

If you're looking for some golf content to watch during these winter nights, 50 Years of the Masters can sensationally be seen on YouTube. 150 hours of content. Golfshake's Kieran Clark picks 10 Favourites to start watching. read more ...


BT Sport Move to Secure Masters Broadcasting Rights from Sky

Following the confirmation that the US PGA Championship - the year's final men's major - is to be shown live on the BBC, Sky Sports is facing an additional blow to its newly launched golf channel with the revelation that the broadcaster has thus far failed to agree a contract renewal to present the Masters Tournament from Augusta National.  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 ...


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 ...


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