Welcome to your 2013 Masters preview

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Welcome to NCG's preview of the 2013 Masters. Below you will find in depth analysis ahead of the first major of the year

The 2013 Masters will be the 77th edition of the tournament and will be held at Augusta National between 11-14 April.

Follow the links below for our comprehensive tournament preview. 

Exclusive Interviews

Exclusive Interview: Sandy Lyle on all things Augusta – 20 years on from his Augusta triumph, we talk to Sandy Lyle to get his take on The Masters.

The Insider’s Guide to Augusta: Billy Foster Interview – We talk to the renowned caddy about his Augusta experiences.

The 2013 Rookies –  Three men poised to make their Masters debuts talk exclusively to Mark Townsend about their dreams – and nightmares – ahead of their first trip to Augusta.

Nick Price: How I learned to love Augusta – We talked to course record holder Nick Price and got his views on the challenges that Augusta National presents.

Exclusive Larry Mize interview – Famous for that chip which helped him win the 1987 Masters, Augusta local Larry Mize talks to Chris Bertram about why his victory was so special. 


Themes of the 2013 Masters – As the opening major of the year approaches, Dan Murphy outlines eight key storylines – including the suggestion that this could be Ian Poulter’s year.

A club golfer’s journey to Augusta – Club golfer Robin Johnson relives the time he played and stayed at Augusta National.

Colin Callander: Why favourites prevail at Augusta – Our resident columnist argues that there are very good reasons why the favourites usually win at Augusta.

10 rules for cashing in on The Masters – Thinking of having a bet on The Masters but not sure who to back? Our betting expert provides ten top tips for winning money on the first major of the year.

Who won’t win at Augusta this year – Our step-by-step guide eliminates the men who won’t triumph in this year’s Masters.

Eight players tipped for Augusta success – We believe that only eight players have a serious chance of pulling on the Green Jacket this year. Find out who we are backing and why.

Colin Callander: Why I’ll be watching The Masters on the BBC – Our columnist explains why he’ll be opting for the BBC next weekend.

The Great Debate: Is The Masters the best major? – The Masters is undoubtably one of the most anticipated events in the sporting calendar, but is it the best major in golf? Our editor and deputy editor lock horns over this hotly debated topic.

The Great Debate: Should The Masters leave the BBC? – James Tompkinson and Joe Harrison argue over whether The Masters should be broadcast on pay-to-view television only.

Titleist staff players to watch – We look at three Augusta hopefuls representing Titleist.

Titleist Pro V1/X players to watch – Widely regarded as the number one ball in golf, we highlight ten players who will hope that a Pro V1/X ball will see them to victory.

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