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 Rory McIlroy  Ireland walks with caddie Harry Diamond during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National. Photo:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The numbers game, add them up and all those digits can mean so many different things; just manipulated into whatever you want them to mean. Rory McI(...)

 Tiger Woods smiles on the 13th green during a practice round prior to the start of the 2018 Masters Tournament at Augusta National. Photograph:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

A Tuesday unlike any previous one – ever – at the Masters! You see, this was the day when Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, players who once found it (...)

Amateur Joaquin Niemann of Chile and Spain’s Sergio Garcia   during a practice round  at Augusta. Photograph:   Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Sergio Garcia admits the odds are against him joining Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods as the only players to successfully defend the Masters(...)

 Bubba Watson:  has arguably the best game tee-to-green with his monster drives giving him an edge on the field. Photo:  Harry How/Getty Images

In this week of weeks on tour, it is hard to find inner calm. But that is what all players want, so that their focus is on one thing: securing a gree(...)

Jason Day in action last week:  “His driving. His iron play. His short game. If you add them all together, and when he is on form, then he is very hard to beat.” Photograph: Eric Gay/AP

Out on tour, we play for ourselves. It’s selfish but that’s the way it is.Focus on yourself, and you don’t tend to look at what others are doing. Ha(...)

Masters champion Jordan Spieth: “He’s athletic, he’s young, he has the right character and he wins.” Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

It isn’t all about the money but, in a professional world, of course it matters. Jordan Spieth’s victory in the Masters tournament at Augusta Nationa(...)

Former schoolteacher Michael Greller caddied for Jordan Spieth as he secured his maiden Major title. Photograph: Getty

Former school teacher Michael Greller had a close-up view of a golfing masterclass as he watched Jordan Speith romp to victory at the Masters on Sunda(...)

Jack Nicklaus: Jack dropped in and chewed the fat, benignly allowing Monty and Butch and Paul McGinley kiss his ring.  Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

As ever, the problem with watching the Masters on TV is that there’s next to no Masters to watch on TV. It was getting on for 8pm last night by the ti(...)

 Shane Lowry  hits an approach shot as his caddie looks on during a practice round prior to the start of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National. Photo:  Andrew Redington/Getty Images

I’m not quite pinching myself. I know everything is real. Being at the Masters is unreal, weird, but in the nicest of ways. The other day I was with P(...)

Phil Mickelson is presented with the green jacket in 2004 by the previous year’s Masters winner, Mike Weir. Photograph: Inpho/Getty

Some topics never go away at the Masters. One of them is the many things that newly crowned champions do with the green jackets they are awarded. For(...)

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