Graeme McDowell  with his caddie Ken Comboy. “We upgraded the house as we went.”

Before the Masters began, four caddies carved out a quiet moment to lift their bottles of beer in a toast to their favourite former nun, a Sout(...)

The tenth green at Augusta National Golf Club in  Georgia which once again hosts the US Masters next week. Photo:  Harry How/Getty Images

It doesn’t come across on television, even with the advent of high definition images, but the impact – regardless of being a first-timer or a s(...)

Augusta National’s famed Eisenhower Tree can be seen on the left side of the fairway in this file photograph of Tiger Woods teeing off at  the 17th hole during the 2005 US Masters  at Augusta National. Photograph: Shaun Best/Reuters

Some 45 years after his death, former US president Dwight D Eisenhower has had his way. By freak of nature, admittedly, rather than b(...)

Tiger Woods  walks across a green during a practice round yesterday ahead of Thursday’s start of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

One fact is indisputable as we come into this 77th edition of the US Masters. Indeed, the signs are so crystal clear that even Angel, the palm (...)

Rory McIlroy walks up a fairway during a practice round prior to the start of the 2013 Masters. Photograph: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Let’s not call it a slump, or even a mini-slump. It was too miniscule for that. Whatever it was, whatever hiccup or aberration Rory McIlroy exp(...)