Michael Hoey of Northern Ireland in action during round one of the 2014 Maybank Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club in Malaysia. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images Michael Hoey two off Lee Westwood’s Malaysian lead

Northern Irishman shot a 67 in Kuala Lumpur to keep former champion in his sights

Shane Lowry and his caddie take a break during the Hassan II Trophy in Agadir, Morocco. Shane Lowry: Jet lag I can put up with but not airlines losing my clubs

I’ve become the butt end of jokes from some of my so-called friends in the locker room and caddies on tour

Lee Westwood of England in action in the Pro-Am of the 2014 Maybank Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club in Malaysia. Photograph:  Ian Walton/Getty Images Malaysian Open a chance for Westwood to build further

Englishman returning to scene of early professional win after another Major disappointment

Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland is the defending champion at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head. Photograph:   Streeter Lecka/Getty Images McDowell hoping for more Heritage heroics at Hilton Head

Defending champion won play-off against Webb Simpson last year after early Masters exit

With his long-time caddie, Ted Scott, looking on, Bubba Watson secures his par on the 18th green for a three-shot victory in Sunday’s Masters and a second green jacket and Major. Photograph: Rob Carr/Getty Images Bubba Watson a breath of fresh air on US tour

Boy from Bagdad is a genuine people’s champion after second Masters green jacket

Jonas Blixt of Sweden finished joint-second at Augusta National. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images Paul McGinley throws Ryder Cup door open for Jonas Blixt

Irish captain says joint-second place finish means Swede is almost ‘nailed on’ for spot on his team

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 Bubba Watson happy to be blue collar guy in green jacket

American owes second Masters crown in three years to ‘hard work and dedication’

Bubba Watson reacts after a birdie on the ninth hole during the final round of the Masters  at Augusta National. Photograph: Reuters Bubba holds nerve to take second Masters title in three years

A disappointed Rory McIlroy has his best showing at Masters yet in joint eighth

Rory McIlroy  hits out of the rough off of the seventh fairway during the fourth round of the Masters golf tournament  in Augusta, Ga. Photo: Chris Carlson/AP McIlroy yet to solve Augusta puzzle

Tendency to record one bad round ensures elusive green jacket remains out of reach