There will be no patrons lining the fairways at Augusta National later this year. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

No spectators will be allowed at Augusta National for this year’s US Masters, tournament officials have announced. The championship was due to take p(...)

Tiger Woods celebrates with caddie Joe LaCava after winning the 2019 Masters in Augusta, Georgia. Golfers will be desperate to play in this year’s Masters, be it their first or 25th. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Augusta is one venue where silence can never be mistaken for inaction. As the US remains in the grip of Covid-19 – and its sporting calendar is altere(...)

Rory McIlroy watches his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament in Orlando, Florida on Sunday. Photograph: Phelan M Ebenhack/AP

A milestone of sorts, given he is just the third player in the history of the world rankings to reach three digits, but Rory McIlroy’s defence of the (...)

Patrick Reed reacts after winning the 2018 US Masters at Augusta National. Photo: Charlie Riedel

The demons of old, seemingly banished, returned to haunt Rory McIlroy in his quest to claim an elusive Green Jacket in this 82nd edition of the US Mas(...)

Rory McIlroy hitting from the 7th fairway during  final-day  practice for the  Masters. Photograph:   Reuters/Brian Snyder

Honestly, something has got to give. For in this 82nd edition of the US Masters – only 87 teeing up but never with such firepower – it seems as if one(...)

 Jon Rahm of Spain hitting out of a bunker  during the final practice round at  Augusta National Golf Club. Photograph: EPA/Andrew Gombert

Size isn’t suppose to matter, but it does when you’re the big guy – as in Jon Rahm – and some smaller guy – as in Rory McIlroy – is smashing drives wa(...)

 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(...)

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(...)

Pádraig Harrington  and Shane Lowry have yet to qualify for next week’s US Masters at Augusta.  Photograph: Getty Images

The last chance saloon could conceivably open its doors to someone, with the final ticket to the US Masters going to the winner of this week’s Houston(...)

Sergio Garcia of Spain plays his shot from the second tee during the final round of the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort Copperhead Course on Sunday in Palm Harbor, Florida. Photograph: Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Winning a US Masters did not change Sergio Garcia but the Spaniard was poised to have his life turned upside down on Tuesday as he discussed his Green(...)

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