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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.