Jordan Spieth waves to the gallery after making a birdie on the ninth hole, his last,  during the second round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links  in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Photograph: Matt Sullivan/Getty Images

A day of low scoring at the RBC Heritage saw American Troy Merritt take the lead on 12 under on the back of equalling the course record with an 11-und(...)

Graeme McDowell hits his third shot on the 15th hole during the first round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links   in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Photograph: Tyler Lecka/Getty Images

Former champion Graeme McDowell and America’s Matt Every shared the lead after the first round of the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head, with Jordan Spiet(...)

Masters Champion Jordan Spieth visits the observation deck at The Empire State Building in New York City.Photograph: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

Masters champion Jordan Spieth is confident he will win more majors in pursuit of world number one Rory McIlroy.Spieth set numerous records on his way(...)

Vinny proves he has his finger on the pulse as Many Clouds wins the Grand National at Aintree. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Vinny Fitzpatrick was leaning on the goalpost in the corner of St Anne’s when a certain little lady walked by.“Oh me, oh my,” he thought to himself be(...)

 Patrick Reed  plays a bunker shot  during the second round of the  Masters. The world number 14 will play at the famed links beside Slieve Donard on May 28th-31st. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The cat wasn’t just let out of the bag, it jumped out. Patrick Reed – the world number 14 – revealed at Augusta that he would be adding the Irish Ope(...)

 Graeme McDowell watches his tee shot on the second hole during the third round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Graeme McDowell insisted he would never consider not playing the Masters despite another frustrating experience at Augusta National.McDowell carded a (...)

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(...)

Pádraig Harrington  tees off on the first hole   during Round 2 of the 79th Masters  at Augusta National. Photo: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty

A tale of two Irishmen. No green jacket for Pádraig Harrington; none for Shane Lowry either, but the 28-year-old Offalyman – on his debut appearanc(...)

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(...)