Apr 9th, 2019
GolfPunk's unique Masters Course Guide & trivia special: Augusta uncovered...
GolfPunk's unique Masters Course Guide & trivia special: Augusta uncovered...
It's 1932 at Augusta and America is under prohibition. But people are still seeing things... aren't they?...
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.
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...
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 National has spent the last 15 years buying up property around its borders. But there is one property that is not for sale, whatever the money.
Adidas have taken inspiration from Augusta National’s legendary pimento–cheese sandwich to launch a limited edition “Crossknit Boost” golf shoe.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Augusta National Golf Club's property buying spree just keeps on going, as they' ve now gone and bought a car repair centre.
Augusta National Golf Club's land grab has continued with the purchase of a local music store. And it came at quite a price!
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.
Greenjacketauctions.com have been busy again. This time they have been selling the front entrance sign to Augusta National. And this is how much it went for.
Jordan Spieth has played at Augusta National a total of three times, including this year's Masters. This infographic shows you exactly why.
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.
Stop, collaborate and listen, Henrik's back..
Well, there you have it. After all these years it seemed to be written in the stars that Tiger would deliver once again among the azaleas and pines of Augusta. Yes, he rode his luck a little, but ultimately he was the player that held his nerve the best coming down the stretch.
It's Masters Monday and to celebrate here we bring you the Top 20 Masters Dramas Ever...
Christmas came early for Ernie Els, as on Christmas Eve he received a letter from Augusta National inviting him to the 2018 Masters. But it was sadly not an exemption as Ernie clarified on Boxing Day via Twitter.
Italy has just gone into lockdown and around the world sports events are starting to be impacted by the Coronavirus crisis. All golf events cancelled to date have been mainly in Asia but now Europe and the USA are beginning to take action to stem the spread of the virus. The Masters is only a month away, and the signs are not promising.
Everybody’s chewing or so it seems these days and it’s no longer just plain old Wrigley’s, now it’s all about CBD, the new craze sweeping the sporting world and even two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson has endorsed it (who’d have thought it?).
You have to go back a long time to remember a Masters when so many players, at some point, were arguably in contention to grab that fabled Green Jacket. We know who ultimately prevailed but what happened to other runners who came up short when the chips were down? Here is GP's rundown of the how the main contenders finished.
As Tiger Woods holed the winning putt some time around 7.35pm on Sunday I was asked an awkward question: "Are you crying??", "Seriously, mate, are you crying?" "I've just something... sniff... in my eye, that's ... sniff... all..."
Lilac was the colour of the day at The Masters as the leaders appeared to have coordinated their wardrobes to don shirts of the same hue. The three players that lead in to the final round chose the colour for their shirt with Tiger again modelling a very snazzy mock turtle neck number. Ian Poulter, always one to be different, went instead for a lilac pair of strides.
The threat of bad weather has resulted in an early start for the whole field. Play will commence from both the 1st and 10th tees at 7:30 local time and will be in groups of three. Rather handy for UK and European viewers who can watch it after their Sunday lunch rather than having to stay up late!
I’m probably going to get shot down in flames for this one, but I am going to put it out there, Mr Woods is a lucky golfer. It may be golfing blasphemy akin to suggesting the Beatles, excluding their early stuff, were not that good or suggesting that David Beckham was actually not all that brilliant.
Saturday Tee Times and pairings as Ian Poulter goes out with Tiger Woods...
We had everything on Friday at The Masters: A stellar leaderboard; birdies galore; storm threats; unbelievable recovery shots; a marshall slide-tackling Tiger Woods on the 14th hole (he still made birdie) and some truly comical moments starring Zach Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.
This is the moment we've all been waiting for. Who's playing with who? When are they off and did they remember to put the cat out before hastily legging it to Magnolia Lane? All you need to know right here: How to watch, best odds, course guide, winning score predictor, everything...
Remember when Europeans dominated the Masters? From 1980 to 2000, the tournament was won 11 times by European golfers. Since then, not so much, with only two winners in the last 18 years. It's worth noting, however, that those wins (Danny Willett and Sergio Garcia) make up two of the last three Masters. Maybe the transition of power at Augusta has already begun?
We love celebrating the truly great shots but nothing makes us mortal golfers feel better than seeing our heroes occasionally making berks of themselves. Especially at the Masters. In 2018... here are the worst offenders...
Over to GP's ace golf betting tipster, The Golf Spiv, (AKA Nick Fleming):
Patrick Reed has confirmed his plans for the Masters dinner he will be hosting, following his maiden Major victory at Augusta National last year.
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????
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 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.
History beckons on the final day of the 2018 Masters. PLUS 3-minute highlights from round three...
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.
“Because he’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now.”
It's moving day at the Masters!! And there are some blockbuster pairings...
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 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.
There have been some amazing moments at The Masters over the years and some incredible shot-making. We celebrate the 10 best shots ever here...
One of the many, many things that we love about the Masters is just what great value for money it offers for the ordinary spectator- opps, Patron.
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.
Here's what Team Peter Millar players Branden Grace, Chez Reavie and Si Woo Kim will be wearing at the 2018 Masters.
We may have been wrong before but that's not going to stop us throwing our weight around... I mean, if we don't know who's going to win the Masters then who the blazes does??
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.
If you are of a delicate disposition, turn away now. These stomach churners will leave you aghast. And they're not all Greg Norman....
The best things ever said about the Masters. Ever.
It's the greatest shot of all time, but you've never seen it like this before...
Men like building sheds. Women like men building sheds because it gets rid of them for a while. But what about building your very own Butler Cabin shed as part of a Golden Bell extravaganza? Oh yes, it can be done...
Give yourself a break. You deserve it. And check out this brilliant mini-doc recounting the greatest shots that made Masters history...
The Masters – the year's first major and one of the truly great events. Won last year by Sergio Garcia (tipped by yours truly!) Most bookmakers paying out each way on top 10 including Betfair exchange. If you have a few accounts shop around. This week I am advising each way top 10 with a few more selections than normal.
The first day of Spring has passed. With the sun out more, the weather is starting to warm up and the birds are chirping. So you know this means … It’s finally here.
Bubba Watson is not the only player who will be teeing it up at The Masters wearing G/Fore shoes, as Phil Mickelson is now getting in on the action. Here's what Phil will be sporting this week.
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.
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.
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.
Can anyone remember a more eagerly anticipated Masters championship? No, neither can we. It's going to be amazing. This amazing...
The Masters inspires people in different ways. According to an article by Meg Mirshak of the Augusta Chronicle, a Georgia man has followed his twin passions for golf and architecture and has built a Masters leaderboard out of Lego.
It's Trick Shot Tuesday here at GolfPunk Towers, so we've gone in to the archive to celebrate Masters week. It's a tradition at 16 to try and skim the ball across the water in the practice rounds. Vijay managed to do this and then some...
The GolfPunk Masters Quiz Take 2!!!
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.
Danny Willetts has revealed his Masters dinner menu. And there's a strong Yorkshire theme to it.
How much does it actually cost to get your hands on a coverted Masters ticket if you've not been lucky in the ballot?
He does things on the golf course that mesmerise and amaze us. Off the course he’s nuttier than a squirrel at a nut festival. Here he comes, right atcha, Bubba Watson.
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.
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.
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?
Augusta National Golf Club is now accepting applications for a variety of job openings for the 2018 Masters, which will be held April 5-8. Could this be a sneaky way in?
Put.... the..... gun...... down.... Adam....
Lee Elder The first African-American to play in the Masters…
Real Madrid and Wales International Gareth Bale completes the first hole of his astonishing home golf course.
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.
Only for the fourth time ever, a Masters Tournament champion green jacket is publically for sale.
Hootie Johnson, the former chairman at Augusta National, has died at the age of 86.
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.
SuperStroke staff player Sergio Garcia took a grip of his first ever Major title with the help of his S–Tech club and 1.0P prototype putter grips.
The ticket application for next year's Masters is already live. Here’s how you can book your tickets, or rather enter the lottery.
Peter Alliss has managed to get himself into hot water again, over a remark he made on–air about the length of Sergio's fiancee's, Angela Akins, skirt.
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.
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.
He's done it!!!!!!! Enjoy....
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.
Notah Begay III said in a Friday appearance on The Rich Eisen Show, that we can expect to see TIger Woods back within the next month.
It's the close of Moving Day at the 2017 Masters. And here's five things we have learnt today.
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.
Here are the tee times and pairings for the final day of the 2017 Masters.
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.
That was a very interesting Friday... Five things we learned after round 2 of the Masters
It's moving day and it's, well, time for people to start moving about the leader board. Otherwise it'll just end up being called 'staying where you are day' and that would be rubbish...
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.
As the Masters begins we thought we'd have a look at how you can qualify for it. And there are a suprising number of ways!
Wowzers what a day. DJ out and then Charley Hoffman shoots one of the greatest ever rounds at Augusta... welcome to the Masters 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.
Day 2 of the Masters is now underway. Here are the full tee times and pairings for today's play.