10 memorable shots from the 2015 Masters

Enjoy our gallery of 10 of the most memorable shots of the 2015 Masters

Round 1 Tiger Woods 7th

There were many memorable shots from the 2015 Masters, and Getty’s photographers were on hand to capture these 10 as they happened…

Tiger Woods round 1 – 7th

Just as Jack Nicklaus was saying front bunker was his best hope, Tiger curved one up and over the trees on the 7th to give himself a great birdie chance and make the Golden Bear eat his words.

Patrick Reed round 2 – 18th

Facing a nigh-on impossible bunker shot on 18, Reed played away from the flag, using the contours to send his ball curving back via a U-shaped journey straight into the cup.

Round 2 Patrick Reed - 18th

Round 2 Patrick Reed - 18th

Phil Mickelson round 2 – 10th

Having struggled to the turn, Lefty then missed the 10th green badly on the left. The short-game maestro then hit a high flop to within four feet to rescue par before going on a great back-nine run.

Round 2 Phil Mickelson - 10th

Round 2 Phil Mickelson - 10th

Tiger Woods round 3 – 13th

Memorable for the wrong reasons, this one. Tiger actually chunked his drive like a rank amateur, sending it low and left into the trees about 150 yards away; unlike a rank amateur he then proceeded to make a quite ridiculous birdie!

Round 3 Tiger Woods - 13th

Round 3 Tiger Woods - 13th

Justin Rose round 3 – 16th

Having already made three birdies in a row to climb the leaderboard, Rose looked set to undo much of the good work with a mishit tee-shot on 16. But he then made it four in row by holing out from the short-right bunker.

Round 3 Justin Rose - 16th

Round 3 Justin Rose - 16th

Jordan Spieth round 3 – 18th

Tongues were beginning to wag when Spieth made a pig’s ear of 17 and then sprayed his approach into the patrons on 18. They were quickly silenced when he caressed it to six feet and calmly holed the putt.

Round 3 Jordan Spieth - 18th

Round 3 Jordan Spieth - 18th

Jordan Spieth round 4 – 3rd

Having missed a fairly short birdie putt on the 2nd, Spieth then rolled in a viciously curling 15-footer on the 3rd to re-establish both his authority and his four-shot lead.

Round 4 Jordan Spieth - 3rd

Round 4 Jordan Spieth - 3rd

Rory McIlroy round 4 – 4th

Only someone with Rory’s power could hit it high enough and hard enough to get anywhere near Sunday’s distinctly unfriendly pin position on the 4th. Sadly, he couldn’t then convert the putt.

Round 4 Rory McIlroy - 4th

Round 4 Rory McIlroy - 4th

Justin Rose round 4 – 7th

In the trees off the tee, Rose clipped another with his second to leave himself short-sided 80 yards short right of the green. He then used the slope as a back stop, with the ball all but rolling back into the hole, before tapping in for an unlikely par.

Round 4 Justin Rose - 7th

Round 4 Justin Rose - 7th

Phil Mickelson round 4 – 15th

Fighting to the end, Lefty was undeterred when his second to 15 found the right-hand bunker. He then played an exquisite splash shot that never looked anywhere other than in the hole, rolling in like a well-struck putt.

Round 4 Phil Mickelson - 15th

Round 4 Phil Mickelson - 15th
Jeremy Ellwood
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Jeremy Ellwood has worked in the golf industry since 1993 and for Golf Monthly since 2002 when he started out as equipment editor. He is now a freelance journalist writing mainly for Golf Monthly across the whole spectrum from courses and Rules to equipment and instruction. He also edits The Golf Club Secretary Newsletter, a highly regarded trade publication for golf club secretaries and managers, and has authored or co-authored three books and written for a number of national papers including The Telegraph and The Independent. He is a senior panelist for Golf Monthly's Top 100 UK & Ireland Course Rankings and has played all of the Top 100 plus 91 of the Next 100, making him well-qualified when it comes to assessing and comparing our premier golf courses. He has now played well over 950 golf courses worldwide in 35 countries, right across the spectrum from the humblest of nine-holers in the Scottish Highlands to the very grandest of international golf resorts, but put him on a links course anywhere and he will be blissfully content.

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