Graeme McDowell celebrates victory in Bulgaria

Graeme McDowell joins list of World Match Play legends

Graeme McDowell became the first Irish winner of the World Match Play Championship yesterday, making amends for his defeat in the event last year with a hard-fought victory over Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee in Bulgaria.

David Lynn climbs up the Players Championship leaderboard with two birdies - he's making light of the heavyweight tournament

David Lynn moves into contention at Sawgrass

Wigan fan's round kicks in to gear around the time his side were lifting the FA Cup

Bubba Watson breaks down in tears during yesterday’s press conference

The Masters 2013 draw: A boohoo, but no whooping, from reigning champion Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson cried when he won his Green Jacket last year. He cried again yesterday

Bubba Watson of the United States speaks to the media

The Masters 2013: Ian Poulter paired with defending champion Bubba Watson

The two have history from the Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods practices at Augusta

The Masters 2013: Tiger Woods has plenty of opposition in Augusta

World number one is favourite to win first major of the year

Way back when: Nick Faldo sports the green jacket in 1996

The Masters: British hopefuls aim to pick their way past Tiger Woods

It is 17 years since Sir Nick Faldo last raised the flag of the Union at Augusta, 14 since a European triumph. There has been a Fijian, a Canadian, an Argentinian and a South African winner since Jose Maria Olazabal won the second of his green jackets in 1999, but those apart, golfers from the United States have turned the first major of the season into the parochial affair it always was before Severiano Ballesteros in 1980 ushered in a golden epoch for European golf.

Rory McIlroy fired three birdies in succession after a poor start

Masters 2013: Winning green jacket would 'mean everything' to Rory McIlroy

The world number two is out of form heading to Augusta

Tiger Woods putted brilliantly in the first round at Doral

Tiger Woods aims to find Masters form at Bay Hill

The Arnold Palmer Invitational starts tomorrow

Tom Watson was named America’s next Ryder Cup captain yesterday

Ryder Cup: Tom Watson reduces number of United States wildcard picks

The next tournament will be played at Gleneagles in 2014

When Luis Figo moved from Barcelona to Real Madrid, the Catalonia fans were furious. So when the Portuguese player returned to the Nou Camp with his new team, the home fans threw a pig head onto the pitch. Point made.

Rafael Benitez and the stormiest receptions in sport

The Chelsea interim manager is set to face a barrage of abuse this weekend

Removal vans sit parked at Cromlix House Hotel after Andy Murray bought the £1.8 million luxury hotel where his brother got married three years ago

What will Andy Murray's service be like?

Scot to open five-star hotel near Dunblane in order to 'give something back to the community'

Andy Murray buys £1.8m luxury hotel in Scotland

His brother Jamie married Colombian bride Alejandra Gutierrez at the venue in 2010

Snow hits the golf course in Arizona

Rory McIlroy: 'This weather is officially ridiculous'

Snow halts place in the Arizona desert during Accenture Match Play Championship

Thrill-seeker: Mike Roberts has bared his all at major sporting contests including Wimbledon, the final of the World Snooker Championship and the Super Bowl

Mark Roberts: A compulsive streak

He's had more exposure than any other nudist in the world, but now he's bowing out. What makes him do it?

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Justin Rose and Louis Oosthuizen eye moves up the world rankings

Justin Rose is now the world number four

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