Reigning US Open champion Martin Kaymer will play at the Irish Open at Royal County Down at the end of May. Photograph:   Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Darren Clarke’s fishing trip to Boca Grande wasn’t too productive. It would seem Rory McIlroy is having considerably greater success in reeling in the(...)

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods tee off at 7.30pm on the final day of The Masters. Photogarph: Getty

The 2015 Masters may have belonged to Jordan Spieth so far but on Sunday evening the eyes of the world won’t be fixed on the 21-year-old Texan but th(...)

Rory McIlroy walks alongside his caddie Niall Horan of the band One Direction during the Par 3 contest prior to the start of the  Masters  at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • April 9, 2015, 08:00

Golf: It’s Masters time It’s the second weekend in April and for golf fans and sports fans in general that means the Masters. And this year(...)

Adam Scott using his broom-handle putter during a practice round at Augusta National ahead of the start of the Masters. Photograph:  Mark Blinch/Reuters

One milestone will be reached in this year’s Masters with no going back . . . it will be last one in which players will be allowed to anchor broom-han(...)

Darren Clarke has had a discussion with in-form Englishman Paul Casey about rejoining the European Tour in a bid to make the Ryder Cup team. Photograph:   Tannen Maury/EPA

Darren Clarke has changed from angry young man to Mr Happy but the metamorphosis means he is no longer contending in tournaments as much as he woul(...)

The main Masters leaderboard  at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Rory McIlroy’s bid for the grand slam at the Masters will get underway alongside three-time champion Phil Mickelson and Ryan Moore. The world n(...)

Tiger Woods stands on the green as greenkeepers mow the fairways during a practice round prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

For a snapshot of the continued fascination with Tiger Woods, Augusta National at 4.20pm on Monday was the place to be. Never before, surely, has an a(...)

 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(...)

Phil Mickelson hits his tee shot on the ninth hole during the first round of the Shell Houston Open. Photo: Scott Halleran/Getty Images

Phil Mickelson seems to be rediscovering his form just in time for next week’s Masters after finishing the opening round of the Shell Houston Open on (...)

 Graeme McDowell in action at the   Valero Texas Open. The former US Open winner has made the cut just twice in seven appearances at the Masters.   Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

One place no player wants to arrive to with an injury is Augusta National, with its demands on shot-making but also for its undulating terrain: which (...)