Luke Donald accepted he made a 'pretty dumb mistake' in touching the sand after a bunker shot during his opening round 79 at the Masters

Masters 2014: Luke Donald admits 'dumb mistake' after two-shot penalty for a bunker violation

Donald says the error is 'pretty frustrating and so unlike me' after carding an opening round 79

Dan Carter of the All Blacks rugby team

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Jack Nicklaus did not get his own Green Jacket until 1998, by which time he had won all six of his Masters titles, the first coming in 1963. "They don't know who was going to win so they put a 46 long on me. I'm a 43 regular. It looked like an overcoat," he said. "When I came back next year, there was no mention about getting a Green Jacket. There was a jacket that was put in my locker, Tom Dewey's a former governor of New York. So I put that on, and I won a few more Masters and kept putting Tom Dewey's on."

Matthew Fitzpatrick, the English amateur from Sheffield, jokes with his caddie after recovering by the third hole yesterday

Masters 2014: Double-bogey at the first? Welcome to Augusta, kid

After a calamitous start, US Amateur champion Matthew Fitzpatrick ended the day ahead of former champions Angel Cabrera and Zach Johnson, and tied Ian Poulter

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Masters 2014: Graeme McDowell hopes the omens prove correct

Being the best putter on the PGA Tour so far this season may pay off on Augusta's treacherous greens

Rory McIlroy had three bogeys but did enough to show promise for the weekend

Masters 2014: Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott do battle with the bogeys at Augusta

Pair pleased to be in red numbers at the end of the opening day

The Eisenhower Tree on the 17th hole at Augusta National golf course has had to be removed due to being severely damaged by the US ice storms

Masters 2014: Eisenhower Tree on 17th hole should not be replaced, say Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player

The tree was taken down in February this year

A view of the course at Augusta

Masters 2014: Live coverage of Day 1 at Augusta

Follow all the latest scores, leaders and actions from the 2014 Masters from Augusta National Park

The Danish pastry and Rory McIlroy

Masters 2014: Golfing fanatic places £1,000 bet on Rory McIlroy to win the event after seeing his face on a Danish pastry

Is it a sign that the Northern Irishman will prevail at Augusta this year?

Honorary starters Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus greet each other on the first tee

Masters 2014: Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer get the action underway at Augusta

The honorary starters got proceedings underway with tee shots on the first hole

Adam Scott is trying to become just the fourth Masters champion to retain the title the following year

Masters 2014: Adam Scott projects the Augusta aura to light up life without Tiger Woods

The reigning champion's blue-eyed stare and Hollywood smile draws the gaze of all, and his game is at a fine peak

Matthew Fitzpatrick remains unawed by this week’s event

Masters 2014: Matthew Fitzpatrick and Garrick Porteous live their Augusta dream in the land of opportunity

The US and British Amateur champion's will be aiming to become the first English winner since Nick Faldo 18 years ago

Sergio Garcia practices at Augusta

Masters 2014 betting: Who will wear the green jacket at Augusta?

A look at the top contenders, with Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy among the decent bets

A view of the scene at Augusta

The Masters 2014: Augusta has a membership so exclusive it makes the Bullingdon Club look welcoming

Bill Gates is among around just 300 members that get to wear the exclusive green jacket

Phil Mickelson practices at Augusta National ahead of the 2014 Masters

The Masters 2014: Phil Mickelson still nervous ahead of first major of the year despite his three previous wins at Augusta National

Mickelson already has three Green Jackets and could match Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer with a fourth but admits his preparation has been unusually hampered

Matt Fitzpatrick partnered Rory McIlroy in practice for the 2014 Masters

The Masters 2014: Matt Fitzpatrick aiming to make the cut at Augusta but could miss out on his beloved Sheffield United's FA Cup semi-final

Fitzpatrick has been invited to Wembley for the final by US Open winner Justin Rose should the Blades make the FA Cup final

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