The Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club is without doubt the jewel in the golf season’s crown. Of all the majors, this is the one that golfing fanatics around the globe will be most pained to miss out on. With so many events scrapped from the 2020 calendar, nostalgia trips have been a comfort to the sporting world – this is the year that each sport takes stock of its rich history.

While we won’t be making Masters memories this year, the experts at Golfbidder look back at the five most iconic moments in the history of golf’s most sacred tournament…

Nicklaus makes history

The 1975 Masters is widely considered one of the best golfing spectacles of all time. Three American greats at the peaks of their careers, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf and Johnny Miller, took it down to the wire on the final Sunday. In the days before the thrilling sudden-death playoffs, the prospect of a full 18-round on Monday loomed over the inseparable trio. Putting paid to this possibility, Nicklaus sent a brave and meticulous putt spiralling uphill and finding the hole to the great elation of his flag-wielding caddy. This glorious moment marked Nicklaus’s fifth Masters title, and he went on to claim a record-breaking sixth a decade later. To this day, nobody has won the great major as many times as Niklaus. Ohio’s golden bear remains the undisputed king of Augusta.

There is maybe only one golfer who has been more heavily backed by punters at Augusta than the Golden Bear, and that’s Tiger Woods.
Woods confounded the odds last year to win the Masters and claim his 15th major and first for 11 years. You wouldn’t put it past Tiger to win his 16th when he next steps out on the Augusta National course.

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