Augusta National

Lowry in dreamland

Shane Lowry has been left speechless by the magic of the Masters. But while the Clara star is also keen to make his voice heard when the action starts today, he knows that he has to accept that he won’t get everything right on his first competitive trip around Augusta National.

Lowry in dreamland

From Clara to Magnolia Lane: 'There was a bit of a lump in my throat coming up the drive"

Shane Lowry admits that he had a lump in his throat, so emotional was his first trip up Magnolia Lane on Sunday afternoon. By the time he'd suffered a little on Augusta's exacting front nine, it looked like the course had two hands around his neck at times, but you also sense he would't have it any other way.

From Clara to Magnolia Lane: 'There was a bit of a lump in my throat coming up the drive"

Round-up: Lowry at Augusta, Houston thriller, Stephanie Meadow, the West

Clara's Shane Lowry made one of his boyhood dreams come true on Sunday when he played Augusta National for the first time.

Round-up: Lowry at Augusta, Houston thriller, Stephanie Meadow, the West

Form players a Masters threat to McIlroy says McGinley; left-handers also dangerous

Paul McGinley admitted that Rory McIlroy's indifferent Masters record, the form of a string of top players and the recent dominance of the left-handers will make it tough for him to win his third straight major and his first green jacket at Augusta National.

Form players a Masters threat to McIlroy says McGinley; left-handers also dangerous

Undone at Augusta

You’ve 200 to carry the water, 219 pin. Can you resist it? The 15th at Augusta National. It’s on every golfer’s Bucket List.

For most of us, playing the course that hosts the Masters every year is about as realistic an ambition as climbing Mount Everest. Or winning a green jacket. But for members of the press lucky enough to cover the Masters every year, there’s a faint glimmer of hope in the shape of the press ballot.

This year would be my year.

Rory on Tiger and 'drop-gate' - “I thought it was questionable"

Rory McIlroy anxiously watches an iron shot at Augusta NationalRory McIlroy might think Tiger Woods’ escape from Masters disqualification was “questionable” but he believes he’s closer than ever to coming up with the right answers to his own Augusta inquisition.