Jordan Spieth lines up a putt on the 7th hole during Round 2 of the 80th Masters Golf Tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images

Time moves on, new history is created. And, as Tom Watson played his final ever tournament stroke on the hallowed turf of Augusta National, others – m(...)

Shane Lowry plays from the second tee during the first round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. Photograph: Kevin C Cox/Getty Images

He’s different, that’s for sure. Shane Lowry muscled his way into the business end of affairs in this 80th edition of the US Masters, after an openin(...)

 Rickie Fowler: his opening round of 80 effectively ends his US Masters challenge at Augusta. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty

A dazed look in his eyes, Rickie Fowler zipped up his Puma top until it could go no further, as if it would shield him from the barrage of words he k(...)

World number one Jason Day with his son Dash during the  Par 3 competition at Augusta yesterday. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The temptation is to reach out, to grab destiny before it slips away. If Rory McIlroy is to find that missing link to the career Grand Slam here at t(...)

 Bubba Watson:  has arguably the best game tee-to-green with his monster drives giving him an edge on the field. Photo:  Harry How/Getty Images

In this week of weeks on tour, it is hard to find inner calm. But that is what all players want, so that their focus is on one thing: securing a gree(...)

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 05:  Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald stand on the second tee during a practice round prior to the start of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 5, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia.  (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Somewhere, in the background, Rory McIlroy hears a clock ticking. Why bide your time? And as the world number three fine-tunes his way into this 80th (...)

 The US Masters  replica trophy, left, along with the  US Open trophy, the Claret Jug (British Open) and the  Wanamaker trophy (USPGA).  Photo: David Cannon/Getty Images

If the feel of a green jacket on the champion’s shoulders is the act most associated with victory, the actual Masters Trophy – a depiction of the Aug(...)

 Jason Day:  “There’s so many players that can win around here, there’s not just one heavy favourite.” Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

For any Aussie, this week of all weeks, has resonance. It’s the 20th anniversary of Greg Norman’s meltdown as destiny played a cruel trick on the Grea(...)

 Shane Lowry plays a shot on the 11th hole during a practice round prior to the start of the US Masters tournament at Augusta. Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

What’s this they say? Something old, something new, something borrowed and something . . . if not blue, how about green? Shane Lowry – the master pl(...)

Rory McIlroy takes a break during a practice round with England’s Chris Wood yesterday prior to the start of the US Masters at Augusta National. Photograph: Harry How/Getty/Getty Images)

An omen, perhaps? Rory McIlroy – who has arrived into Augusta National Golf Club this year in his quest for the only Major to so far evade his clutche(...)