“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

What are your favourite quotes from the Augusta tournament?