Watching your favourite golfers descend on the Augusta National Golf Club is definitely a highlight for golfing fans across the world. Although we might not be able to witness Tiger defend his 2019 title, or watch the famous green jacket be bestowed to the 2020 Master champion; we can still find solace in some of the best historical gameplay at Augusta National.
The Masters have been a great source of some magical (and dramatic) gameplay, and we’ve rounded up our favourite golfing moments at The Masters.
The Golden Bear’s dramatic win
One of the finest moments at Augusta happened in 1986, at a time where many believed Jack Nicklaus was down and out. He answered the questions on whether he should retire perfectly with a magnificent game of golf, earning his sixth green jacket. He came from behind and to win with one stroke over Greg Norman and Tom Kite.
Louis Oosthuizen’s makes history
In 2012, Louis Oosthuizen made history as the fourth golfer in the Master’s history to hit a double eagle. Not only was this amazing golfing from the South African, it was also his first Albatros ever, in the finals of the Masters! Although he lost against Bubba Watson- this is one of the most memorable and celebrated golfing moments of a South African golfer at the Masters.
Bubba Watson’s 2012 Calm Victory
You can’t mention Louis’ defeat without crediting the amazing calm gameplay from Bubba Watson. He was in a sudden-death with Louis Oosthuizen, but on the 10th fairway he executed a 40-yard hooking wedge calmly through a chute in the trees. Not only did it land him a green jacket, he also secured himself in the history books with this brilliant gameplay.