The 2015 Masters Tournament saw golf's elite players return to Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA for the 79th edition of the prestigious tournament. The 2015 Masters took place between April 9–12 as the first of four golf majors of the season, followed by the US Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.Winners of the Masters are awarded the coveted 'Green Jacket' of which defending champion Bubba Watson had two following his successes in 2012 and 2014. The previous year, Watson finished three shots ahead of runners-up Jonas Blixt and new champion Jordan Spieth with defending champion on that occasion Adam Scott tied for fourteenth place.Rory McIlroy was tied for eighth, but was widely considered the man to beat in 2015 after subsequently clinching The Open Championship and PGA Championship later in the season.Building on his solid showing of 12 months earlier, it was Jordan Spieth that dominated proceedings to lead from start to finish, shooting a record-tying score of 270 to win his first major at the age of 21. Speith finished 18-Under and four strokes ahead of runners-up Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose, both of whom are major champions.Each year the prestigious tournament attracts a global TV audience and is one the biggest betting events in the sporting diary. Online bookmakers love the US Masters as many of the millions of golf fans who follow the event enjoy having a bet on their favourite players and it is a time to go overboard with a huge array of betting markets, special bets and free golf bet offers. You should follow us on twitter for the latest tips and free bet offers on the US Masters and all major golf events throughout the year.
With the top 50 players in the world receiving automatic invitations to join a field generally restricted to 90-100 players, competition for the US Masters is intense and nerves of steel are required to have any hope of getting to wear the green jacket.
The great Jack Nicklaus has recorded the most number of US Masters victories with six wins between 1963 and 1986, a record that may never be broken. Tiger Woods has threatened to take the record with four victories between 1997 and 2005 to equal Arnold Palmers achievements in late 50s, early 60s.
American players have tended to dominate the US Masters, but England’s Nick Faldo and South African Gary Player equal Phil Mickleson, Jimmy Demaret and Sam Snead having won at Augusta National on three occasions.
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