The Masters: Seven brilliant quotes about the Augusta tournament

The Masters

Augusta National inspires, delights and humiliates in equal measure

“I must admit the name was born of a touch of immodesty.”
Bobby Jones on deciding to call the Augusta tournament the Masters

“Augusta is the closest thing to heaven for a golfer – and it’s just about as hard to get into.”
Joe Geshwiller, San Francisco Examiner

“From the first time I drove up Magnolia Lane at age 19, I had a special feeling about Augusta. Even today, I get chills driving up Magnolia Lane.”
Jack Nicklaus

“I was leading this golf tournament with nine holes to go, and I just unraveled. It’s going to be hard to take for a few days, but I’ll get over it.”
Rory McIlroy

“If there’s a golf course in heaven, I hope it’s like Augusta National. I just don’t want an early tee time.”
Gary Player

“If the Masters offered no money at all, I would be here trying just as hard.”
Ben Hogan

“I don’t think about winning the Masters as part of the slam. You want to win the Masters because of what it means to the game.”
Jack Nicklaus

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