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(...)

 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(...)

The sand at Augusta is extremely bright. “I remember going into a bunker and I had to step back out. the sun was shining directly in and it was blinding,” says Paddy Murphy. Photograph: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

On the 30th January, Paul McBride – along with five other golfing scholarship students from Wake Forest University – swung in off Washington Road, lea(...)

Jason Day in action last week:  “His driving. His iron play. His short game. If you add them all together, and when he is on form, then he is very hard to beat.” Photograph: Eric Gay/AP

Out on tour, we play for ourselves. It’s selfish but that’s the way it is.Focus on yourself, and you don’t tend to look at what others are doing. Ha(...)

 Shane Lowry  hits an approach shot as his caddie looks on during a practice round prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National. Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

I’m not quite pinching myself. I know everything is real. Being at the Masters is unreal, weird, but in the nicest of ways. The other day I was with P(...)

Phil Mickelson is presented with the green jacket in 2004 by the previous year’s Masters winner, Mike Weir. Photograph: Inpho/Getty

Some topics never go away at the Masters. One of them is the many things that newly crowned champions do with the green jackets they are awarded. For(...)

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(...)

Tiger Woods has  confirmed he will play in next week’s Masters after completing a second practice round at Augusta National on Friday. Photograph: Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty Images

Tiger Woods confirmed his golf game was back in good enough shape to play in next week’s Masters after completing a second practice round at August(...)

Padraig Harrington says he will have to make big changes to his playing schedule. Photograph: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Padraig Harrington’s victory in the Honda Classic will demand fundamental changes to his playing schedule for the remainder of the year and also th(...)