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 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(...)

 A general view of the   12th green at Augusta National during the final round of the 2018 Masters. Photograph: Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Jim Nantz, the polished sports broadcaster, came up with the phrase, “A tradition unlike any other”. The words were coined to set the Masters apart. T(...)

Of golf’s four Majors, the Masters is the only one to annually return to the same host course: Augusta National Golf Club. File photograph: Getty Images

As one of the four Majors in men’s professional golf, the Masters tournament is the baby, the whippersnapper of the lot. But it has made its own histo(...)

 Rory McIlroy in  a warm-up round prior ahead of the 2017 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club in April 2017: the Northern Irish man needs to triumph in the Masters this week to win a  Grand Slam. Photograph:  Rob Carr/Getty Images

To understand the pressure of gaining access to the most elite club in golf, that of achieving a career Grand Slam, it is worth noting those who faile(...)

Richard Knightly of Royal Dublin plays the fourth hole at the second round of the South of Ireland Open Championship at Lahinch Golf Club on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Arthur.

Elite amateur golf is game for full-time players these days but Newlands’ Jake Whelan proved that you can get a job and still deliver a first-class p(...)