Shot Centre: The Masters Breakfast team bash it like Bubba and close out Augusta
Last Updated: 14/04/14 12:43pm
Bubba Watson once again showed everyone how you win the coveted Green Jacket, and the Masters Breakfast trio had a go at recreating the American's skills - complete with top button done up.
Rob Lee, Andrew Coltart and David Howell tried to emulate the left-hander's wild swing prior to his victory at Augusta on Sunday evening, and you can see the results in the video above.
The guys also took on the rest of the course throughout the week, while a stellar line-up visited the Sky Sports Golf studio to see if they could handle the pressure - including Monday Night Football trio Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Ed Chamberlin.
Former F1 driver Johnny Herbert and former footballers Jamie Redknapp and Michael Ballack also tried their luck at the tricky par-three 12th, while there was some pro advice from the likes of Danny Willett, Richie Ramsay, Peter Oosterhuis and Laura Davies.
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Closing it out
Rob, Andrew and David set their sights on a strong finish to their round at Augusta inside the Shot Centre, and Andrew nails a beauty of an approach at the 15th - the easiest hole on the course - before David endures a tough time at the 18th... much to the amusement of his colleagues, who show little sympathy for his visit to the trees.
Turn on the style
If you think the hard part's over after the front nine at Augusta, think again. The 10th and 11th have claimed many scalps over the years and the Masters Breakfast boys have a go at turning the corner at Camellia, then tee off at the 11th, which lulls you into a false sense of security before giving you a tricky approach towards the green.
Master the start
It goes without saying, but a poor start isn't going to get you anywhere at Augusta, so getting some big shots in on the first three holes is the key to any championship charge. The first is a tricky opener while the second and third are a little more forgiving and present a chance for birdies early on. Rob, Andrew and David are up early for Masters Breakfast to give it a go.
The tricky teens
The Masters Breakfast trio move on to the back nine par threes, tackling the tricky 12th on Amen Corner before facing the 16th - where Tiger Woods famously chipped in on his way to victory in 2005. Our boys have a little difficulty finding the green at Golden Bell, but roll back the years with three beauties to give themselves a birdie putt at Redbud.
Rob, Andrew and David kicked off this year's Masters Breakfast with a look at Augusta's tricky little par threes in the Shot Centre. They are holes which can make or break a push for the Green Jacket, but Andrew showed the others how it's done on the front nine par threes after Rob encountered a slight technical hiccup at the fourth.
Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher and Ed Chamberlain sneak away from the Monday Night Football studio to visit Sky Sports Golf and have a go at the Shot Centre ahead of this year's Masters. The boys take on four holes at Augusta National to see if their golf is as sharp as their punditry, but they might want to stick to the day job...
Redknapp and Ballack
Footballers - especially retired ones - have plenty of time to hone their golf games, right? So surely former England midfielder, turned Sky Sports football pundit, Jamie Redknapp and former Germany captain Michael Ballack found tackling the 16th an absolute breeze? Check out how they got on here and see if they can strike a golf ball as well as they can a football...
Johnny be good
Former Formula 1 driver Johnny Herbert is used to spotting the best line on the race track but can he fire the ball arrow-straight at the flag on Augusta's punishing 12th hole? Johnny may be carrying a few injuries from his racing days but he can still strike a sweet eight iron... and as you'd expect, he's more than prepared to take the racing line.
Danny Willett could well be playing the 12th at next year's Masters - but for now he was happy to take on our Shot Centre challenge. Watch Danny, who has made four major championship appearances, take on the pin with an eight iron and discuss just how difficult it is to take on the shot when the pressure is high on the final day.
Precision wins prizes around Augusta - but it helps to have power and distance too! Richie Ramsay picks up his driver and unleashes a couple of belters as he explains how to give yourself the perfect start at the first hole and set up a birdie, or even eagle, opportunity at the par-five 15th. If you're after extra power off the tee, then this is a must-watch vid!
Peter Oosterhuis joins Denis Pugh to explain why the par-three fourth hole was the hardest hole on the course in 2013 and highlight the importance of getting into good position for the uphill second shot at the par-four ninth. If you're still in good shape, beware the trees on Hole 14 and make sure you hit the right level on the green!
D-day for Davies
You can't afford to slip up on the par threes around Augusta - but that's easier said than done! Laura Davies guides us through the two short holes on the front nine, explaining the possible approaches to the different positions. One thing's for certain, though - you need your caddie to give you the correct club or you're in bogey territory...