Kevin Garside

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Jordan Spieth celebrates his brilliant opening round at The Masters
Rory McIlroy watches closely as his ball flies between the trees during his practice round at Augusta on Wednesday

Masters 2015: Tiger Woods's return grips Augusta but Rory McIlroy eyes destiny

World No 1 relieved to get his shot at Grand Slam at last

The world No 104 Tiger Woods walks past blooming azaleas at Augusta National on Tuesday

Masters 2015: Tiger Woods - 'I've worked my ass off... my game is now ready to win'

The former world No 1 is back and full of confidence that he can be victorious among the dogwoods. But signs from his practice round suggest it's too much too soon

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Masters 2015: 'Fan' Danny Willett primed to make flying start on belated Masters debut

That win, the biggest of his career, catapulted him up the rankings and into the Masters field for the first time

Rory McIlroy should be in the mix come Sunday evening

Rory McIlroy: What's the story as world No 1 bids to finally win the Masters

It is golf’s greatest tournament, he its greatest player. Yet so far the Masters is the one major to elude Rory McIlroy. But, as Kevin Garside reports, while there can be no guarantee of a victory, the sport is desperate for its young superstar to triumph and his success would be almost as welcome in America as it would in the UK

Rory McIlroy is aiming for his maiden Green Jacket

The Masters: Rory McIlroy interview - 'I feel the extra attention but no extra pressure'

World No 1 tells Kevin Garside that being in the spotlight in Augusta won't affect his chances of winning his third major title in a row and completing set

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Masters 2015: Padraig Harrington aims to show there's life in old masters

After missing out on Augusta last year, Ireland's triple major winner is in fine form again. He tells Kevin Garside what it means to be heading back

Tiger Woods dropped out of the world’s top 100 this week for the first time in 19 years

Masters 2015: Tiger Woods yet to make up mind about taking part in tournament as he seeks solution to his short-game yips

Few venues demand more of a player's short game than Augusta, with its tight lies and rapier quick greens

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Tiger Woods is only 50-50 to play at the Masters

Tiger Woods to drop out of top 100 for first time since 1996

Last month, Woods recorded an 82 at the Waste Management Open in Phoenix, the highest round of his career

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