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Augusta National goes on another spending spree

Augusta National goes on another spending spree

Aug 10th, 2017

Augusta National has been on another spending spree, and has now bought land from the adjoining Augusta Country Club. The reason behind the purchase is believed to be their desire to lengthen the famous par–five 13th.

Tom Watson’s Augusta National swansong

Tom Watson’s Augusta National swansong

Apr 7th, 2016

Last year we thought we had seen Tom Watson’s final appearance at St Andrews, and we were there to cheer him in on the 18th as the light faded fast. Now it’s the turn of Augusta to bid him farewell.

How To Master The Augusta Greens

How To Master The Augusta Greens

Apr 3rd, 2018

Jeff Ritter isn't just the Sultan of Swing, he's a perfectionist of putting too. Spending time at Augusta watching Tiger Woods Jeff noticed that Woods dealt with long putts a little differently than you would expect.

Augusta's pimento–cheese sandwich

Augusta's pimento–cheese sandwich

Apr 3rd, 2018

Adidas have taken inspiration from Augusta National’s legendary pimento­–cheese sandwich to launch a limited edition “Crossknit Boost” golf shoe.

West Brom player pays £60k to golf at Augusta

West Brom player pays £60k to golf at Augusta

May 10th, 2016

West Bromich Albion midfielder and Scottish international James Morrison has spent a whopping £60,000 on one round of golf at Stiliyan Petrov's Foundation Dinner, but it's all in a good cause.

Ballot for 2019 Masters tickets opens

Ballot for 2019 Masters tickets opens

May 14th, 2018

I got my application to apply for 2019 Masters tickets today in the ballot via email - but the system does not seem to be coping at all. Six tries later, and I am still nowhere. What's going on????

Your Golf Travel launches 2019 Masters experiences

Your Golf Travel launches 2019 Masters experiences

Apr 10th, 2018

As the dust settles on yet another enthralling and exciting Masters, with Patrick Reed ultimately emerging as champion, Your Golf Travel has unveiled an even more comprehensive range of Masters packages and experiences for 2019. 

Hublot celebrates Patrick Reed's maiden major

Hublot celebrates Patrick Reed's maiden major

Apr 10th, 2018

Hublot Ambassador, Patrick Reed, highlighted his prodigious talent and battling spirit with a maiden Major victory at The Masters Tournament, sealing his place in the annals of golfing history alongside the greatest players ever to have played the game. 

Moving day at the 2018 Masters: the wrap

Moving day at the 2018 Masters: the wrap

Apr 8th, 2018

The forecast suggested that Augusta might be battered by storms today, but in reality it was an assembly of world class players who took this course to task. With Augusta’s oleaginous defences somewhat neutered by the moisture, a select band of extraordinary talents took full advantage. 

Day 2 at the 2018 Masters: the wrap

Day 2 at the 2018 Masters: the wrap

Apr 7th, 2018

As Day Two draws to a close, it’s testament to the renewed fervour of Tiger mania that a leaderboard featuring 6 major winners amongst the top 8 seems slightly disappointing.

Day one at the 2018 Masters: the GolfPunk wrap

Day one at the 2018 Masters: the GolfPunk wrap

Apr 6th, 2018

Day One of perhaps the most eagerly anticipated Masters is now in the books, and it was always going to be a challenge for this tournament to live up to the extraordinary hype surrounding it.

Jordan Spieth's scripting

Jordan Spieth's scripting

Apr 5th, 2018

With the Masters knocking on our door, it’s time to look at what some of the key contenders will be teeing it up in.

Nightmare for Sergio Garcia at the 2018 Masters

Nightmare for Sergio Garcia at the 2018 Masters

Apr 5th, 2018

Sergio Garcia has had a right nightmare in the opening round at this year's Masters, as he carded a 13 on the par five 15th, to equal the record of most shots on a single hole ever.

It's shoe time for Bubba Watson and G/Fore

It's shoe time for Bubba Watson and G/Fore

Mar 30th, 2018

It's shoe time for Bubba Watson ahead of this year's Maters, when the in form man of the moment will make a bid for his third Green Jacket. But when it  comes to shoes, it's G/Fore all the way for Bubba.

The Tiger Woods' effect on Masters ticket prices

The Tiger Woods' effect on Masters ticket prices

Mar 29th, 2018

Tiger Woods’ comeback is hitting Masters ticket prices, and you will now have to pay a very pretty penny if you want to see the four-time Masters winner teeing it up at Augusta National.

Drive, chip and putt qualifying opens

Drive, chip and putt qualifying opens

Mar 29th, 2018

As the 2018 Masters quickly approaches, so, too, does a special tradition at Augusta National Golf Club that annually takes place on the eve of the Tournament. 

Rules at The Masters – strictly no running

Rules at The Masters – strictly no running

Mar 27th, 2018

As running is strictly forbidden at Augusta National, fans have developed significant expertise in the art of speed-walking. Here's how to get the best seats in the house.

Azalea Garcia take a bow!!!

Azalea Garcia take a bow!!!

Mar 14th, 2018

Congratulations to Angela Garcia and her husband Sergio, as she gives birth to their first child. And what a name to be given. Introducing Azalea Adele Garcia. 

Three Bargains, Three to be careful of for Masters 2018

Three Bargains, Three to be careful of for Masters 2018

Feb 21st, 2018

The Masters (5th-8th April) has seen its fair share of shock winners down the years, with the likes of Danny Willet (2016) and Angel Cabrera (2009) embarrassing those setting odds for the tournament. While it has a decent record of delivering on the favourites, the bookmakers can often get it wrong. 

Kiradech Aphibarnrat with draws from tournament

Kiradech Aphibarnrat with draws from tournament

Dec 23rd, 2017

Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat made an eagle on the final hole at last week's Indonesian Masters to earn himself a possible place at The Masters. But why did he then withdraw from a tournament to secure a place at the Masters?

Auction of Byron Nelson Green Jacket halted

Auction of Byron Nelson Green Jacket halted

Aug 18th, 2017

A federal judge has granted a request to temporarily halt the auction of Byron Nelson’s Green Jacket from going ahead, according to reports in the Augusta Chronicle.

Hootie Johnson has died

Hootie Johnson has died

Jul 16th, 2017

Hootie Johnson, the former chairman at Augusta National, has died at the age of 86.

Rare Bobby Jones trophy

Rare Bobby Jones trophy

May 17th, 2017

The only trophy won by Robert ‘Bobby’ Jones still known to be in private hands, is to be sold at Bonhams next Sporting Sale in Edinburgh on Tuesday 23 May. It is estimated at £20,000-30,000.

Tickets for 2018 Masters go live

Tickets for 2018 Masters go live

Apr 13th, 2017

The ticket application for next year's Masters is already live. Here’s how you can book your tickets, or rather enter the lottery.

Sergio may wear Green Jacket at wedding

Sergio may wear Green Jacket at wedding

Apr 11th, 2017

Sergio appeared on the “The Today Show” in New York City and was asked by co–host Savannah Guthrie, if Sergio was thinking of wearing his newly won Green Jacket at this wedding.

Charity Shop Green Jacket sells at auction

Charity Shop Green Jacket sells at auction

Apr 10th, 2017

The Green Jacket that was found in a Canadia Charity Shop has been successfullly auctioned. In the final 15 minutes, the bidding went from $48,841 to a staggering $139,349.

Snoop aims to make up the 'cool deficit'

Snoop aims to make up the 'cool deficit'

Apr 9th, 2017

Snoop Dogg thinks that the Masters suffers from a coolness deficit, and he plans to change that by bringing his brand of “hip hop flavour” to the tournament.

The Masters Moving Day Wrap

The Masters Moving Day Wrap

Apr 9th, 2017

It's the close of Moving Day at the 2017 Masters. And here's five things we have learnt today. 

Nightmare on Ernie street

Nightmare on Ernie street

Apr 9th, 2017

Ernie Els had a nighmare moving day round at the Masters, shooting an 83 to end the day at at +14 and in last place.

Green Jacket found in charity shop

Green Jacket found in charity shop

Apr 8th, 2017

A visitor to a Toronto charity shop had a stroke of good fortune when he stumbled upon an original Masters Green Jacket. And now it is up for auction.

Gary Player shows Elise Lobb

Gary Player shows Elise Lobb

Apr 8th, 2017

Gary Player has been showing Elise Lobb, the social media sensation who has 195K followers on Instagram, how he keeps fit, even when there is not a gym at hand.

What's in Jason Day's bag

What's in Jason Day's bag

Apr 7th, 2017

Jason Day finished the first round at 2–over par 74 in a tie for 28th spot, nine shots behind early outright leader Charley Hoffman, so he's got plenty of work to do today. Here's what's in his bag for the Masters.

Masters Day 2 tee times

Masters Day 2 tee times

Apr 7th, 2017

Day 2 of the Masters is now underway. Here are the full tee times and pairings for today's play.

Danny Willett crashes out of Masters

Danny Willett crashes out of Masters

Apr 7th, 2017

Danny Willett became the first defending champion since Mike Weir in 2004 to miss the cut at the Masters. A quadruple bogey on his first hole didn't help...

Arnie's Army commemorative badges

Arnie's Army commemorative badges

Apr 7th, 2017

Commemorative pins honouring Arnold Palmer were handed out to everyone attending the first round of the Masters on Thursday, and they are already appearing for sale online.

Spieth & McIlroy back in the betting mix

Spieth & McIlroy back in the betting mix

Apr 6th, 2017

Following his fall last night, Dustin Johnson is no longer the clear favourite for The Masters. He's now in a three way tie with Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy at 7/1 with online bookmakers 888sport.

Lee Westwood's £2 million bonus

Lee Westwood's £2 million bonus

Apr 6th, 2017

Lee Westwood is once again aiming for Masters glory and Flannels, the luxury fashion retailer, has highlighted its appreciation of high–end clothing by placing a £2 million price tag on the tournament’s famous green jacket.  

What's in Justin Rose's bag?

What's in Justin Rose's bag?

Apr 6th, 2017

The current Olympic Gold medallist has had a solid start to his 2017 campaign. Three top 10’s in 7 events sees Justin sit 16th in the FedEx Cup and 14th in the world rankings. Here's what's in his bag for the Masters. 

What's in Dustin Johnson's bag?

What's in Dustin Johnson's bag?

Apr 6th, 2017

Dustin Johnson is looking for a 4th win in 4 outings. DJ is an obvious favourite for the Green Jacket, if can successfully recover from his fall in time to tee it up on day one. If he does, this is what will be in his bag. 

What's in Sergio's bag?

What's in Sergio's bag?

Apr 5th, 2017

To celebrate TaylorMade athletes, UK artist Scott McRoy was commissioned to create a set of unique illustrations for 'The Contenders' that are bidding to be crowned champion on Sunday night. Here's his take on the 'Matador,' and what's in his bag for Masters week.

How TaylorMade players are shaping up

How TaylorMade players are shaping up

Apr 4th, 2017

The season’s opening major is almost upon us, and to celebrate TaylorMade athletes, UK artist Scott McRoy was commissioned to create a set of unique illustrations for 'The Contenders' that are bidding to be crowned champion on Sunday night. Here's profile number one - it's Jon Rahm. 

Tiger Woods to miss the Masters

Tiger Woods to miss the Masters

Apr 1st, 2017

Tiger Woods has confirmed he will not be playing in The Masters, 20 years since his first major triumph at Augusta National.

Snoop to host Masters Jam

Snoop to host Masters Jam

Mar 29th, 2017

Snoop is hosting a party with Tanqueray Gin right down the road from Augusta National Golf Club, and just the night before the Masters kicks off.

A message from the Masters

A message from the Masters

Mar 16th, 2017

When we get an email from Augusta National, we normally sit up and pay a bit of attenton. And as they want to promote what they see as an important and beloved fixture at Augusta National Golf Club, well then we're happy to help. 

BBC extend Masters rights

BBC extend Masters rights

Mar 16th, 2017

The BBC has agreed an extension to its deal to broadcast the Masters, so the broadcaster hasn't completely thrown in the towel over its golf coverage. 

Glencor Golf launches Masters promo

Glencor Golf launches Masters promo

Feb 23rd, 2017

Glencor Golf Holidays, the UK based golf tour operator, has unveiled a new promotion which gives golfers booking a holiday the opportunity to predict who will win the US Masters 2017 and win up to 1000 Euro in spending money. 

Putting maestro Dave's new artificial green

Putting maestro Dave's new artificial green

Dec 18th, 2016

Putting maestro Dave Stockton has been hard at work with his son Dave Stockton Junior. And what have they been up to? Well, building a lovely artificial putting green emblazoned with the Augusta National logo.

Stoke Park to be bought by The Trump?

Stoke Park to be bought by The Trump?

Dec 9th, 2016

There’s a rumour going round that Stoke Park is on The Trump’s golf shopping list, and it is believed that the King family, who own Stoke Park, have been made aware of Trump's interest. 

Danny Willett learnt golf on a municipal

Danny Willett learnt golf on a municipal

Apr 16th, 2016

We all know that council-run golf municipal courses have been in decline in recent years as local authorities have made cuts and sold land, so here’s a good news story for once.

Bubba Watson signs with G/Fore

Bubba Watson signs with G/Fore

Apr 7th, 2016

Bubba Watson first started wearing the G/Fore golf glove a little while back. First week in wearing the glove, Bubba won wearing the Northern Trust Open. Now his deal has officially kicked in, Bubba will be wearing the G/Fore Gallivanter shoes this week at the Masters. 

Ernie Els 6 Putts The First

Ernie Els 6 Putts The First

Apr 7th, 2016

You've got a three foot putt for par. Six putts later you've made a ten. Bloody hell Ernie, we knew you were having trouble on the greens, but you could have at least concentrated. And you've just cost us two quid. Now we know why you were 250-1.

Sapphire National Golf Club

Sapphire National Golf Club

Jul 28th, 2018

Golf course designer Ron Garl has created over 250 golf courses around the world and Sapphire National Golf Club is certainly one of his finest.

All change at the 13th at Augusta

All change at the 13th at Augusta

Apr 3rd, 2018

The latest potential change, according to a Golfweek report, will allow club officials to lengthen the par-5 13th hole, which is one of the most famous risk-reward par-5′s in the game, and the last hole in Augusta’s famed Amen Corner. 

GolfPunk's musical tribute to Augusta

GolfPunk's musical tribute to Augusta

Apr 3rd, 2018

Some people said it couldn't be done. Others advised that it really shouldn't happen. But it did. Seriously, these boys have got too much time on their hands.... This may, or may not, get you in the mood...

Troon International partners with Pravets Golf Club

Troon International partners with Pravets Golf Club

Dec 5th, 2017

Troon International has announced its latest partnership with Pravets Golf Club in Bulgaria. The 18-hole, par 72 Championship course is regarded as one of the best clubs in the country, nestled amongst the most dramatic landscape.

Top five Alister MacKenzie courses that aren’t Augusta

Top five Alister MacKenzie courses that aren’t Augusta

Sep 14th, 2017

Yorkshire born Dr Alister MacKenzie is renowned for designing Augusta, but he was also responsible for some other masterpieces. Here are four of our favourites, which just about anyone can play, and one that is virtually impossible to get on.

Kyle Stanley wins Quicken Loans National

Kyle Stanley wins Quicken Loans National

Jul 3rd, 2017

America’s Kyle Stanley won the Quicken Loans National as he beat Charles Howell III in a playoff, and took home a cheque for $1.3 million for his troubles.

Two way lead at the BMW International

Two way lead at the BMW International

Jun 23rd, 2017

It's day two at the BMW International Open at Golfclub München Eichenried, and there is now a two–way tie at the top of the leaderboard, whilst Sergio and Henrik are knocking on the door.

Earthquake shakes Augusta

Earthquake shakes Augusta

Jun 21st, 2017

At first they thought it was an explosion or a truck colliding with a building, but it turns out the frightening incident that shook Augusta was an earthquake with an epicentre just six miles away from the Masters' home.

R&A teams up with the Grand National

R&A teams up with the Grand National

Mar 31st, 2017

The Open has teamed up with The Randox Health Grand National ahead of the 146th staging of the Championship at Royal Birkdale this July.

Augusta cuts field for Par-3 contest

Augusta cuts field for Par-3 contest

Mar 14th, 2017

David Duval, Ian Baker-Finch and Rich Beem are amongst the ex-tour players who will miss out at this year's Masters Par-3 contest due to a change in eligibility rules.