Augusta, Georgia: Shane Lowry of Ireland, his caddie Brian Martin, Tiger Woods and his caddie Joe LaCava prepares to play shots on the 15th hole the Masters last weekend.

Shane Lowry has inputted the data into the memory bank, which – as he has been advised – is a necessary element of winning a Masters title at Augusta.(...)

 Lee Elder, the first black player at the Masters, in action during the 1975 tournament at Augusta National. Photograph: Augusta National/Getty Images

Until Lee Elder played the Masters in 1975, most of the black people at Augusta National were there working as caddies, cooks, and waiters. When Elder(...)

 Rory McIlroy preparest to play a practice at Augusta National on Tuesday. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

His emotions very much kept in check, meditative almost, Rory McIlroy exuded an almost zen-like demeanour; a sense of inner calm before whatever storm(...)

Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National. Photograph:  Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Tiger Woods has voiced deep admiration for the remarkable transformation of DeChambeau’s body and career, with the 15-times major champion insisting t(...)

Rory McIlroy, once again bidding to complete the final leg of a career Grand Slam, will begin his US Masters campaign alongside Dustin Johnson and Pat(...)

 Shane Lowry: “I’m hoping the time of year kind of changes my luck around here.” Photograph: EPA

Shane Lowry’s rather dismal performances at past Masters tournaments are something of a mystery, especially to him. In his four previous appearances (...)

 Rory McIlroy  with former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty

“I think he would be a surprise winner if he were to win. He showed no form post-lockdown of any significance!” That, in a nutshell, is the blunt obs(...)

Rory McIlroy  laughs with his wife Erica during the par-3 contest at the 2018 US Masters at Augusta National. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The pre-tournament par-3 contest at this year’s Masters has been cancelled, tournament officials have announced. “The fun and excitement of watching (...)

 Rory McIlroy will be back in action at this week’s CJ Cup in Las Vegas. Photograph:  Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

Rory McIlroy hasn’t played since the US Open at Winged Foot last month but returns to competition at this week’s limited-field CJ Cup – which has move(...)

 Former Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz speaks during a campaign rally for Republican senate candidate Mike Braun and attended by president Donald Trump at the County War Memorial Coliseum  in Fort Wayne, Indiana in November  2018. Photograph:  Aaron P Bernstein/Getty Images

Chet Lacheta was an 18-year-old offensive lineman out of Illinois living the dream in his first year at the University of Notre Dame in 1990. At sprin(...)

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