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 5:55

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(...)

Bubba Watson  poses with the green jacket after winning the 2014 Masters  by a three-stroke margin  at Augusta National.  Photograph:  Rob Carr/Getty Images 1:36

Bubba Watson was quick to play down his achievement of winning a second Masters title in three years as Jordan Spieth declared himself ready to(...)

Gary Player  shakes hands with fellow former Masters champion Jack Nicklaus  as Arnold Palmer  looks on at the start of the US Masters  at  Augusta. Photo: Brian Snyder/Reuters

No tipping. No lying down. No flags. No signs. No cameras. No phones. No chairs with arms. No coolers. No going barefoot. No radios. No sitting(...)

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 09: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland waits on a tee boxduring a practice round prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 9, 2014 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Rory McIlroy waits on a tee box during a practice round prior to the start of the 2014 Masters. The 24-year-old Ulsterman knows better than anyone how the deal is closed on a Sunday afternoon at Augusta. Photo: Rob Carr/Getty Images

The old-timers never want to leave, almost as if pulled by some magnetic force to the lawn in front of the clubhouse. Gary Player, respl(...)

 Jason Day of Australia hits a shot during a practice round prior to the start of the 2014 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Photo:  Rob Carr/Getty Images

The quest isn’t necessarily for perfection, for golf – as Dr Bob Rotella will tell you – is not a game of perfect. Jason Day, though, will keep(...)