Last December Bubba Watson released a song for Christmas.
Niall Horan? Who’s he? The press room at Augusta National is one of those rare places where the name elicits only upturned palms and empty looks. So Rory McIlroy quickly added the qualifier “from One Direction”.
The absence of Arnold Palmer from the Masters par-three event on Wednesday will be seen by many as a sad note in history.
A majority of golf professionals believe Tiger Woods will win another major, according to an ESPN poll.
Perhaps this was continuing a theme of attracting as little attention as possible. Or maybe the idea was simply to hand a thrill to a young amateur golfer.
Tiger Woods declared himself ready to end a near seven-year wait for a 15th major victory, and what would surely rank amongst the most sensational of all, after taking to the course for 11 holes at Augusta National on Monday.
Paul McGinley believes Rory McIlroy will need to improve his patience levels if the world No1 is to secure a first Masters title this spring and go on to dominate the golfing majors for years to come.
Tiger Woods will compete in the Masters Tournament this year. He confirmed the news in a tweet.
Spring has sprung. The azaleas and rhododendrons in bloom.
With a dodgy back and an Open record that even a chiropractor cannot do much about, Justin Rose was not really expected to dominate Jordan Spieth on the sunny links. But he hit four birdies in a an opening round of three under while Spieth, a fully paid-up member of golf’s Big Four, managed only level par after fluffing the final hole.
Billy Horschel was in no doubt.
At 21 minutes past six on Thursday evening, Phil Mickelson was poised to etch his name into sporting folklore. The American had a 16ft putt at the 18th to become the first player to score 62 at a major championship.