April 2015

Golf Digest April 2015
Photo illustration by Eddie Guy

Masters Preview

Special Report

How the Masters turns a $29 million profit.

Nine Questions

The most intriguing topics leading up to the 2015 Masters.

Cover Story: The New Model for Greatness

Rory's chiseled, focused and prepared to go for the career Slam.

Bubba's Hop & Stop Shot

We analyzed his short game that led to two Masters wins.

First Impressions: The Masters

My Shot: Lucy Li

By 11, she'd already won at Augusta.

Hit & Hold More Greens

Launch your irons higher.

3 Moves to Smash It

Amp up your downswing.

Confessions: We Bugged a Cart Girl

My adventures serving beer.

Shoe Guide 2015

Changing the look, feel and fit of golf performance.

A Rough Ride with Charlie Sifford

Recalling a harrowing trip together in the 1960s.

For the Love of Spring

Why those first rounds are so sweet.

How to Make the Scary Shots Simple

It's the way to save rounds.

How Tiger Got The Yips

In a career filled with drama, could this be the last act?

Swing Sequence: Francesco Molinari

How he's adding yards to his already accurate drives.

Greenside Guidance

My three go-to shots for getting it up and down.

Sean Foley

The trick to tailwinds.

Jack Nicklaus

On handling tough par 3s.

Butch Harmon

Putting through a shadow?

Rick Smith

The way to avoid that dreaded snap-hook.

David Leadbetter

Become a better bunker player with these four keys.

Hank Haney

Stay in posture to hit it pure.

Tom Watson

Set yourself up for a great round before it even starts.


Must-see new drivers.

What's In My Bag

Carlos Ortiz


Editor's Letter
Playing with Lefty, rock stars and young guns.

Undercover Tour Pro
The good and bad of getting paired with Tiger.

The Core
How not to let jet lag slow you down on golf trips.

Think Young, Play Hard
Behind the scenes of rookie Justin Thomas' tour debut.

Teeing Off
Picking the golf-obsessed brain of Rockmond Dunbar, from "The Mentalist."

The Pour
Premium tequila.

Grassroots Issues
Are those chemicals that superintendents use safe?

Road Report
Drool-worthy food at one of golf's coolest hangs.

Stuff: Mobicoach
Lessons from pros a world away.

Tour-Pro Tempers
My front-row seat.

Book Excerpt
True Titanic Thompson stories.

Tribute: Billy Casper
In memory of a legend.

Can you ace this water-hazard situation test?

Ask Golf Digest
"How'd I get worse last year even when I played more?"

Man About Golf
PGA Tour green speeds have nothing on my carpet.
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