Jordan Spieth immediately set his sights on retaining the Masters, after becoming the second youngest winner in the event’s history with a four-shot success at Augusta National on Sunday.
Rory and Tiger paired together, tied on six shots under at the start of Masters Sunday, could have been a dream scenario.
Precious few major championships are defined by a single player. Those that are offer a nod towards current or impending greatness. At 21, Jordan Spieth now deserves his place among the game’s aristocracy.
At 2.30 in the afternoon, Tiger Woods walked up on to the crest of the ridge that stands on the 2nd fairway.
Justin Rose believes playing in the final Sunday pairing at the Masters could prove an advantage, as the Englishman seeks to wrest the first major of the season from the grip of Jordan Spieth.
Not even the clearest indication yet that tales of the demise of Tiger Woods may have been greatly exaggerated could alter Friday’s Masters narrative.
By the time Tiger Woods reached the 18th green, the sun was low in the sky and the cool evening wind was up.
Bernhard Langer is perfectly placed to speak about golden generations.
They call the 1st hole Tea Olive. From the tee, the green is out of sight around to the right, behind the line of pines and beyond two sprawling bunkers.
If part of Rory McIlroy’s low-key preparation plan included the par-three-competition invite to the One Direction singer Niall Horan, it represented a smart move by the world No1.
Soren Kjeldsen’s specialism isn’t so much of the course and distance type. More, wind and rain. Could a golfer from Denmark revel in anything less?
Critics of the Open’s move away from live BBC television coverage have been given impetus after the peak audience for the first day of the championship dropped by almost 80%.
Phil Mickelson, at 46, will become the oldest golfer to win the Open since 1867 if he carries off the Claret Jug here. And there were a few moments on Friday when Scotland stopped trying to pretend it was Bermuda, when the rain cascaded over the links and the wind seemed keen to join the wrecking party that the American looked every one of his years.