It's finally arrived. We've reached April, which for golfers means only one thing. The Masters.
That late Sunday night watching as the best players in the world tackle one of the greatest, most picturesque courses you could possibly imagine. Following along with the leaders as they tackle Amen Corner, cheering on your old favourites from times gone by as they battle with today's young stars. Analysing every tee shot, picturing each approach and reading each putt, because you've seen them all so many times over the years.
This year is shaping up to be like any other - plenty of big names in great form, a couple of surprise performers putting themselves in the mix, a few seasoned veterans who will still fancy their chances.
As usual, this iconic event also brings with it plenty of changes in the equipment world, from club adjustments to clothing scripts and limited edition gear. Follow along here, as we keep you updated with all the gear on show for the 83rd Masters Tournament:
Last updated - Friday 11th April
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Who's Wearing What?
Puma Announce Player Scripting And Accessories
Puma staffers Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau and Gary Woodland are heading to Augusta kitted out in apparel from the new Spring Summer 19 Collection, including pieces in the new Union Camo design which was developed specially for this event.
Jordan Spieth's Under Armour Scripting
There will be plenty of attention on the 2015 Champion during Masters week, as his incredible record at Augusta ensures that he remains one of the favourites despite a poor run of form over the last 12 months or so.
When he does get out on the course, Spieth will be wearing Under Armour's new Vanish material, which removes moisture almost instantly whilst remaining soft and flexible. Perfect ingredients to calm the nerves whilst fighting it out on the back nine for a second Green Jacket, perhaps...
Spieth will also wear a special edition version of the Spieth 3 shoe, which we put through its paces earlier this year. The shoes feature azalea-themed pink sections, while the insole is complete with a pine-straw design that is synonymous with Augusta National.
Peter Millar Players Aim For Masters Crown
Luxury golfwear brand Peter Millar will have five players kitted out in their Crown Sport range of performance apparel this week at The Masters. Their premium, smart, understated and traditional stylings are bound to go hand-in-hand with the look of Augusta National so that their players will look the part when walking the hallowed turf.
Louis Oosthuizen, Brandt Snedeker, Branden Grace, Si Woo Kim and Patton Kizzire are the men to look out for, sporting pieces which have both moisture-wicking aswell as water and wind resistance properties, which may come in useful thanks to a mixed forecast in Georgia this week.
Find out more about Peter Millar's SS19 Collection here.
adidas Scripting Focuses On Ultimate Performance
Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia and Xander Schauffele. Three of the best players in the world, and three major contenders at Augusta this week. You may not be able to play like them, but you can get one step closer by at least matching up with their adidas gear out on the course.
Garcia and Johnson are wearing apparel from the Ultimate 365 range, with Johnson also using the new Tour360 XT shoes too, whilst Schauffele has added a climachill polo shirt for Thursday and Saturday's warm weather.
What They're Using
TaylorMade Staffers Start Strong
Well the first round is complete at Augusta, and it's fair to say that it lived up to the hype. A world-class leaderboard, plenty of incredible shots and drama already. TaylorMade' tour pros also made a good start to the tournament, with Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Tiger Woods and Jon Rahm all inside the top 11 on the leaderboard.
Tiger Woods WITB
TaylorMade M5 Driver | 9.0°
TaylorMade M5 Fairway | 13.0°
TaylorMade M3 Fairway | 19.0°
TaylorMade P·7TW Irons 3-PW
TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedges | 56° & 60°
Rory McIlroy WITB
TaylorMade M5 Driver | 9.0°
TaylorMade M5 Fairway | 15° & 19°
TaylorMade P750 4 Iron
TaylorMade P730 Irons 5-9
TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedge | 48°
TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe Wedges | 54°& 60°& 64°
TaylorMade Spider X Putter
TaylorMade TP5 Golf Ball
To see more information on what's inside the bag of every TaylorMade staffer this week, click here.
Bryson's Putter Change
Bryson DeChambeau was spotted with a new TaylorMade Spider X Putter at the WGC - Match Play. He was tested it in his preferred armlock-style model which features a much longer shaft and grip, along with loft adjustment, so that the club can be anchored down the side of the left forearm during the stroke.
This comes as a little bit of a surprise so close to The Masters, considering his usual Sik putter has served him well during the last few months with four wins since August, and he currently ranks inside the Top 40 for Strokes Gained: Putting this season. It will be interesting to see whether this new model will be in the bag when he makes his next appearance at Augusta and attempts to tame the notoriously tricky putting surfaces there.
Gary Player Joins The Troops
He may be 83 years old, but Gary Player has certainly not lost his competitive edge. The South African legend has just signed an equipment contract with PXG, so you should see him sporting their clubs in Wednesday's Par 3 Contest and Thursday morning's ceremonial tee shot.
Find out more about PXG equipment here.
Justin Thomas Puts His Stamp On Vokey Wedges
Thanks to Titleist Vokey expert wedge craftsman Aaron Dill, Justin Thomas has a fresh set of SM7s for the week featuring Masters-themed stamping.
Thomas had asked for Bob Vokey's signature on each wedge, as a tribute to the legendary club maker, but Dill went one step further. He added Thomas' (potential) Green Jacket measurements on the sand wedge, as well as 'I love Pimento Cheese', one of Augusta's most famous snacks, on the gap wedge.
Garcia Looks To Fond Memories For 2019 Inspiration
Odyssey have just announced that their Toulon Azalea, which was created with input from Sergio Garcia, is now available as part of their putter range.
The 2017 Masters Champion has had it in the bag since the start of the year and it takes its name from the 13th hole at Augusta, where an unlikely par save proved the turning point in Sergio's round and led to him winning his first major.
Titleist Aim High With Vokey 64T Lob Wedge
Titleist say that the 64T Slate Blue Limited Edition, which is available in 64 degrees loft and with 6 degrees of bounce, comes as a result of Bob Vokey and Aaron Dill working with their tour pros prior to the first major of the year.
Augusta is renowned for its fast, sloping greens and tight fairways with plenty of elevation changes, so the higher lofted wedge will be key in many players' bags. The new T grind provides enhanced heel, toe and trailing edge relief to give versatility around the greens.
Marc Leishman Looks To Get Into The Groove
Aussie Marc Leishman, who finished in ninth place at Augusta last year, has a brand new set of grooves and a custom Master-themed finish on his Mack Daddy 4 Wedges for this week.
Thanks to Callaway Wedge Specialist Anthony Tarantino, they now include the names of his wife and children stamped in Augusta-themed green and yellow. After a solid start to the season, Leishman will be hoping that a sharp short game can propel him to his first ever major title this week.
Special Edition Gear
TaylorMade 2019 Season Opener Staff Bag
This latest range from TaylorMade is about as ‘Augusta’ as it gets when it comes to golf gear. White and green colourways inspired by the caddies' jumpsuits, with a splash of azalea pink, make up this tour bag. There are similarly-themed headcovers and putter covers too.
When The Masters does kick off, the players will even get their entry number added to the bag and for those who don’t trust their caddies entirely, the yardages of each hole adorn its base in case any last-minute checking is required. We think that patterned lining inside the pocket is pretty cool too!
Cobra Continue Union Camo Theme
The camouflage design features the shapes of the United States and the state of Georgia, home of Augusta National, layered in a camouflage pattern. It will be seen on Rickie and Bryson's Cobra Vessel Camo Bags and CRU Camo headcovers. Fowler, last year's runner up, will be sporting a pair of special edition Camo Proadapt shoes too.
Bettinardi Roll Out Masters-Themed Copper Classic Putter
Bettinardi's putters are amongst the best-looking and most sought-after in the world of golf, so when news came of a special Masters-themed model we were suitably excited.
They haven't disappointed either. Just 250 of these BB1 Copper Classics are being made, with green and yellow Augusta styling on the back of the putter and the headcover, to go with Bettinardi's famous honeycomb face milling complete with a copper insert.
A green Lamkin grip completes the first-major look, and the putter will set you back $800 if you want to have your own little piece of Masters gear in your bag.
Odyssey Blossom With April Major Headcovers
Odyssey Golf, in partnership with Seamus Golf and Olivia Herrick, have created this stunning new range of floral headcovers just in time for The Masters next week.
The headcovers feature the flowers which are the names of each hole at Augusta National, from Azalea to Magnolia and Pink Dogwood, so you can have your favourite Masters moments flooding through your head as you pull the club from the bag.
Interested in reading more about the 83rd Masters Tournament? Why not read our Tournament Preview or check out our Betting Tips here.