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(...)

Lydia Ko won the women’s Australian Open, but what’s in her bag? (Photograph: ESTHER LIM/AFP/Getty Images)

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 Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after his victory in the British Open at Hoylake.

On a Sunday evening back in 2000, Tiger Woods, shortly after he had completed the career Grand Slam for the first time by winning the British Open at (...)

Rory McIlroy with the Claret Jug after winning the 2014 Open Championship at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. Photograph: Getty Images

The media circus was in full flow at Royal Liverpool Golf Club on Sunday evening, as Rory McIlroy – just as he had done on the golf course – took it a(...)

A spectator emerging from the gorse during an  Irish Amateur Open Championship  at Portmarnock Golf Club. Photo: Alan Betson

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Curtis Strange: “I think the longer it goes the more fortunate I realise I was. I’d say you can play well and still not win.” Photo:  Harry How/Getty Images

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 If ever there was a perfect time for Tiger Woods to end his barren run in major championships, next week’s US Open could well be it.   Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire

If ever there was a perfect time for Tiger Woods to end his barren run in major championships, next week’s US Open could well be it.The last of the w(...)