Billy Payne

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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(...)

Tiger Woods making his first public statement in February 2010 after crashing his car the previous November. At the event   at TPC Sawgrass Woods publicly admitted to cheating on his wife Elin Nordegren but maintained that the issues remain “a matter between a husband and a wife”. Photograph: Lori Moffett-Pool/Getty Images

Yesterday marked 10 years since the scandal that rocked professional golf and one of the first true internet explosions of the modern age. On November(...)

Rory McIlroy currently leads the PGA Tour driving distance statistics. Photo: Chris Condon/PGA TOUR

Where will it all end, you’ve got to wonder? Watching the final round of the Hassan Trophee II tournament on Sky Sports on Sunday, Richard Boxall, on(...)

Augusta National chairman Billy Payne: We have a very short member season at Augusta National, it’s seven months only. The time that we dedicate to the preparation and conduct of the tournament is already extensive. I don’t think that we would ever host another tournament here.” Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

LPGA veteran Paula Creamer received broad support from her hundreds of thousands of followers when she first called for a women’s Masters two years ag(...)

Jordan Spieth is one of the stellar names likely to feature at the Olympics. Photograph: Getty

Gold medallists in this summer’s Olympics will receive a one-year exemption into the game’s major championships, officials from the sport’s top organi(...)

Adam Scott using his broom-handle putter during a practice round at Augusta National ahead of the start of the Masters. Photograph:  Mark Blinch/Reuters

One milestone will be reached in this year’s Masters with no going back . . . it will be last one in which players will be allowed to anchor broom-han(...)

 Tiger Woods   and Darren Clarke are all smiles during as they talk  on the practice range  at Augusta National Golf Club ahead of the Masters. Photograph:  Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

I walked into another world again on Monday. The sensation never changes. This is my 20th Masters – with a couple of gap years – and, still, after all(...)

Augusta National’s famed Eisenhower Tree can be seen on the left side of the fairway in this file photograph of Tiger Woods teeing off at  the 17th hole during the 2005 US Masters  at Augusta National. Photograph: Shaun Best/Reuters

Some 45 years after his death, former US president Dwight D Eisenhower has had his way. By freak of nature, admittedly, rather than b(...)

Rory McIlroy hits from a bunker  during a practice round for the Masters. The Augusta National chairman has announced changes to the tournament system for the first time in 50 years.  Photograph:  Brian Snyder/Reuters

More players will make the halfway cut in the Masters this year after Augusta National chairman Billy Payne announced changes to the system use(...)