Larry Mize celebrates chipping in at the  11th hole to win the US Masters in  1987. Photograph: David Cannon /Allsport

It is known as White Dogwood, which is a small tree that provides an abundance of white flowers at this time of the year. The tree itself is a beauty(...)

Rory McIlroy watches his tee shot on the third hole during the first round of the US Masters in Augusta National. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The omens weren’t entirely promising from the off. Rory McIlroy strode onto the practice putting green - a matter of yards behind the first tee - and(...)

Jordan Spieth of the US hits off the 13th tee during first round play of the Masters golf tournament at Augusta yesterday. Photograph: Jim Young/Reuters

Those golfing sages who insist this sacred golfing ground is one for the experienced, the old and the wise, have been put in their place. Jordan Spiet(...)

 Rory McIlroy plays a shot back to the fairway on the tenth hole after a costly  errant tee shot during the final round of the 2011 Masters Tournament at Augusta. Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

1st - Tea Olive - Par 4, 445 Yards Historical Difficulty: 6th most difficult, averaging 4.23. Notable fact: Retief Goosen found the perfect wa(...)

Rickie Fowler plays a tee shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 2015 Masters at Augusta National. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty

If only a clairvoyant’s insight could truly help. A little over half-a-mile down the Washington Road entrance gates into Augusta National Golf Club(...)

Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry during a practice round on Monday in Augusta. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The old work ethic, instilled from an early age, is what made him, so sentiment doesn’t enter into the equation for Pádraig Harrington. Someone(...)

A more engaging Tiger Woods on the tee yesterday during practice for the Masters. Is it possible not to play tournament golf for two months and return with the necessary sharpness? Photograph: Getty Images

Someone has air-brushed Tiger Woods in his time away from the sport. The guy who has turned up at this 79th edition of the US Masters tournament – aft(...)

Rory McIlroy on the practice ground in Augusta National golf club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

If not quite flying under the radar, how come a player like Rory McIlroy – world number one, poster boy of the sport, and chasing a career Grand Slam–(...)

Graeme McDowell hopes lowered expectations can work in his favour in at the US Masters in Augusta, Georgia. Photograph:  Brian Snyder/Reuters

More often than not, Graeme McDowell has walked from the 18th green here at Augusta National looking for more than the sanctuary of the colonial club(...)

 Tiger Woods   and Darren Clarke are all smiles during as they talk  on the practice range  at Augusta National Golf Club ahead of the Masters. Photograph:  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

I walked into another world again on Monday. The sensation never changes. This is my 20th Masters – with a couple of gap years – and, still, after all(...)