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Shane Lowry was disappointed to miss the cut in the Masters but inspired by Tiger Woods he's optimistic about his game ahead of the RBC Heritage at Hilton Head.
RISING star Leona Maguire has accepted a special exemption to compete in the 2019 KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
THE emotion was so uranium-enriched, The Tiger's Garden of Eden so drenched in tears, the wonder was that old Rae's Creek didn't swell up and burst its banks.
Tiger Woods mania is in full swing again with even Jack Nicklaus admitting he's shaking in his boots as the now five-time Masters champion closed in on his 18-Major haul with that win for the ages at Augusta.
The length of Tiger Woods's shadow obscured any other narrative rolling up out of Augusta on Sunday night, so frustration at another lost Major for Rory McIlroy never quite found compelling traction.
During those long months of convalescence, when the pain would sizzle through his joints like electricity, when walking was a daily struggle and swinging a club still a pipe dream, Tiger Woods began to despise golf so much that he could no longer even bear to watch it.
Tiger Woods's Masters triumph will be rewarded with a new Nike deal worth in excess of €170 million, according to leading brand experts who claim he could start closing the gap again on Michael Jordan as the wealthiest sportsman in history.
The Tiger Woods major watch, stagnant for so long that it had almost been abandoned, is back on and Jack Nicklaus might yet be proved correct.
During those long months of convalescence, when the pain would sizzle through his joints like electricity, when walking was a daily struggle and swinging a club still a pipe dream, Tiger Woods began to despise golf so much that he could no longer even bear to watch it. Occasionally - perhaps during one of the big tournaments, or if a close friend was in contention - he would put it on. But always on mute. And always with another TV on showing something else. For one of the greatest athletes of his generation, obsession had turned to curse.
Tiger Woods has won his fifth Masters title and first Major in 11 years after victory in Augusta yesterday.
Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system when Jupiter Police found him slumped at the wheel on a deserted Florida road. It was the dead of night and it looked, by any objective judgment, like the death of a career.
It was a day that even as little as a year ago would have seemed unthinkable. Tiger Woods, undone by lurid sex scandals, a drug arrest and back injuries, had spent a decade in the wilderness.
Tiger Woods staged one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history by winning the Masters yesterday, 11 years after his last major golf championship victory and 14 years after he last wore the traditional green jacket.
It's like the Garden of Eden: a lush and verdant paradise that's so utterly beautiful it's easy to forget that demons lurk in every nook and cranny of Augusta National. Every hole is a memorial to great deeds, but also a graveyard for so many dreams.
The great migration to see Tiger Woods climb the hill up Augusta's 18th spoke less of a desire to witness a tournament win than an historical event.
Yesterday's man is today's Masters champion. Impossibly, ridiculously, Tiger Woods is back on top in golf again, with his fused back, his pile of lost years and his talent somehow back from the dead.
From child prodigy to the biggest sports star in the world, from fallen idol to beloved veteran, the career of Tiger Woods seemingly had it all.
Tiger Woods was 'overwhelmed' to be able to celebrate his history making 15th major victory with his two children, 22 years after famously embracing his father when he clinched his first at the same venue.
Tiger Woods held his nerve on a wonderfully chaotic final day at Augusta National to win his 15th major title, and a first in 11 years, in the 83rd Masters.
Wherever he finishes when the thunder stops and the prize is handed out, Tiger Woods has taken today's Augusta crowd on a tour of what the Masters was when he owned it.
A fearsome cat has gone on the prowl in a familiar habitat. And it's a safe bet that seeing Tiger Woods challenging for his fifth Masters title, made last night decidedly uncomfortable for his rivals today at Augusta National.
Among the many who came to Augusta National hoping to witness a Career Slam from Rory McIlroy was his one-time putting guru, Dave Stockton. It was Stockton's first tournament this year due to knee replacement surgery and he was especially anxious to observe McIlroy's progress under Brad Faxon.
Eddie Pepperell claimed bragging rights over four-time major winner Rory McIlroy after enjoying another Masters tradition on his tournament debut.
A roomful of reporters waited to hear what Ken Green had to say after his round, which went up and down like some of the greens at Augusta National. The first thing he told them was: "I am not an unknown. Everybody in Connecticut and my family knows me. I also have colour. I want you to write that."
Nowhere in golf do the sights and sounds quite match those of Augusta National. The renowned beauty of the place will be accompanied this afternoon by unique sounds reverberating through the pines as eager voices respond to contrasting deeds on the treacherous homeward journey.
It's the final day at the 2019 Masters and Italy's Francesco Molinari holds a two-shot lead over Tiger Woods and Tony Finau. The final group tees off at 14.20 Irish time.
Tiger Woods believes recent form will count for more than his lengthy wait for a fifth Masters title as he tries to chase down Open champion Francesco Molinari.
It was a bereft Rory McIlroy who braved a smile in the face of sapping frustration after another fruitless round at Augusta brought damp to any clinging hope he may be able to mount contention on Sunday.
Tiger Woods is firmly in contention for his fifth green jacket at the Masters following a brilliant third round at Augusta National.
The final round of the Masters is set to be moved forward significantly due to the forecast of severe weather at Augusta National.
Rory McIlroy's membership of golf's most exclusive club will remain on hold after an erratic third round of the 83rd Masters.
Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Brooks Koepka, Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen are in five-way tie for lead at start of day three. Rory McIlroy has it all to do and is out at 16.05 with Tiger Woods taking to the stage at 18.05
Just after 2pm local time, Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry walked past Augusta National's great, old oak, moving in different directions.
The second round of the Masters roared into life last night with an elite group of five taking a share of the lead into the weekend, but there was no doubting that Tiger Woods was the story of the day.
Described by Augusta as "an outlier by accomplishment and choice," Bryson DeChambeau is a hell of a lot more eccentric than that euphemism suggests.
A badly-timed weather delay and even a bizarre sliding tackle from a security guard failed to prevent Tiger Woods from surging into contention for a 15th major title on a sensational second day of the 83rd Masters.
Shane Lowry has it all to do after yesterday's 78. He is out at 4.37pm while Rory McIlroy tees off at 7pm after yesterday's 73.
Three-time major winner Brooks Koepka hit back at criticism of his recent weight loss after firing a flawless 66 in the opening round of the 83rd Masters.
Rory McIlroy entered the Masters as golf's hottest player but the Northern Irishman's opening-round on Thursday was tepid at best, carding an uninspiring one-over 73.
The US Masters can get away from you quicker than a windswept bank-note and that's what befell Shane Lowry during the course of his ugly opening round of 78 yesterday.
Inner calm is no bad quest for a golfer, but meditation and self-help books face a brutal test with the first shot at the Masters.
Former Taoiseach Enda Kenny sounded keen to get back into the swing of things and hit the fairways again as he drank in the atmosphere at the Masters.
For Tiger Woods, this was Throwback Thursday. Not only was he toting the mock turtleneck last glimpsed during his mid-Noughties pomp, he also marked his opening drive, fired like a tracer bullet, with a contented little club twirl.
One week you are playing in a Monday qualifier, finding yourself in a six-man play-off with one spot on offer at a San Antonio resort course; the very next you are leader in the clubhouse at the Masters, having been congratulated by Jack Nicklaus on the first tee. Such is the life of Canada's Corey Conners at the moment.
You may not have noticed it because their release into the public domain can be hit and miss, but the fifth, sixth and seventh suspensions for abusive or threatening language or minor physical interference with a referee or linesman were signed off on last Monday night.
Rory McIlroy was left with a massive job on his hands after dual US Open champion Brooks Koepka and 'science nerd' Bryson DeChambeau put down stunning first round markers at Augusta National.
Rory McIlroy's Masters charge got off to a frustrating start at Augusta National as small errors led to him carding a one-over par opening round of 73 in Georgia.
Ireland's Shane Lowry faces a massive battle to make the cut following a disastrous opening round at the Masters in Augusta.
Keep up-to-date with all the scoring from the opening round of the US Masters from Augusta National.
Rory McIlroy's "unbelievable golf" will make him tough to beat in the 83rd Masters according to Ryder Cup team-mate Jon Rahm.
Shane Lowry had the perfect start to his 2019 Masters by hitting a hole-in-one in a pre-tournament event.
In Michael Bamberger's classic book 'Men in Green', Arnold Palmer is quoted on how golf's Majors eventually belittle even the greats of the game.
The stage is sometimes synonymous with the star and 12 months ago Jordan Spieth dared to pull off one of the most thrilling comebacks in sporting history. An afterthought entering the final round of the Masters nine shots back, the golden boy of American golf caught fire, blazing nine birdies to stand on the 17th tee with a share of the lead at Augusta.
Clara's Shane Lowry has made the ideal start to his US Masters after making a hole-in-one on his first hole during today's Par 3 contest at Augusta.
They go together like peaches and cream or fish and chips until you stop for a moment as he holds court at the Masters and mentally calculate that it's been 11 years since his last Major win and 14 years since he captured his fourth green jacket.
Shane Lowry awoke to a morning of inky, rain-sodden stasis in North Georgia yesterday, but declared himself untroubled by the loss of practice hours for his fourth US Masters.
Rory McIlroy has vowed to shut out thoughts of the career Grand Slam as he makes his 11th bid for a Masters green jacket this week.
Rory McIlroy will be able to keep a keen eye on the progress of Masters rival Tiger Woods following the draw for the opening two rounds at Augusta National.
Patrick Reed is relishing the defence of his Masters title as he tries to join Jack Nicklaus, Nick Faldo and Tiger Woods in claiming back-to-back victories at Augusta National.
IF Tiger Woods dared again to stop all the clocks, should Augusta National’s old ringmaster make the azaleas palpitate and the dogwoods swoon one last time, the Butler Cabin wardrobe superintendent would face an urgent dilemma.
The man who made golf cool stops under the old oak for a fleeting, pre-planned Kodak moment with some of Fred Couples's friends that extends to precisely seven seconds.
Last Monday morning Canada's Corey Conners was battling with 72 others to earn one of four spots in the Texas Open. Yesterday morning, he was getting ready to tee it up at Augusta.
Patience paid off for Leona Maguire as she took a giant step towards her LPGA Tour dream by snatching her maiden professional win in a play-off in California.
Leona Maguire has claimed her first-ever professional victory in thrilling fashion at the Symetra Tour's Windsor Golf Classic in California.
Ireland's Olivia Mehaffey was walking on air after finishing tied 23rd in the inaugural Augusta National Women's Amateur.
Dundalk's Caolan Rafferty took one small step at Lahinch last summer when he won 'The South'.
April again then and the drum roll for Augusta feels like another journey inside his speeding mind.
Graeme McDowell produced a valiant effort in his bid to earn the final spot at the US Masters before coming up short at the Valero Open in Texas last night.
For far too long, excitement about what people wanted Tiger Woods to achieve overshadowed all evidence of what he actually could. Within hours of last autumn breaking, as thousands of fans invaded an Atlanta fairway, hope met reality. At East Lake, in one of the most evocative scenes of his incredible career, Woods was the victor once more , in the Tour Championship.
It felt like discovering a thrilling new dimension to the golfing world when I first attended the US Masters, 30 years ago. Now I'm going back this week, probably for the last time, and the sense of anticipation remains as keen as ever.
Malaysian golfer Arie Irawan died of "apparent natural causes" on Sunday in his hotel room on the Chinese resort island of Hainan, the PGA tour said in a statement. He was 28.
Si Woo Kim extended his lead at the Texas Open to four shots with the help of an ace in the second round of the Valero Texas Open.
Graeme McDowell was just two strokes off the clubhouse lead as he chased back-to-back wins and a Masters place in the Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio.
Seamus Power got off to a fast start in his bid for a Masters spot when he opened with a bogey-free 69 in the Valero Texas Open.
Portmarnock's Conor Purcell scorched home in 30 blows en route to a five-under 66 and a one-shot lead in the Radisson Blu-sponsored West of Ireland Championship at County Sligo.
Rory McIlroy can use his defeat to Tiger Woods as a wake-up call for the Masters and a successful tilt at the career Grand Slam.
Graeme McDowell is among the players looking to follow in the footsteps of Ian Poulter and secure a last-minute invite to the Masters at the Valero Texas Open.
Francesco Molinari realised his childhood dream by winning The Open but he knows it's highly unlikely he'll be wearing shorts when he defends the Claret Jug at Royal Portrush this summer.
An additional 4,300 spectator tickets have been made available for each day of the Open Golf Championship at Royal Portrush from July 18 to 21.
They say you don't appreciate what you have until you lose it and that's undoubtedly true for Graeme McDowell as he took a step back towards the game's elite in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.
Graeme McDowell held back tears and expressed his "massive relief" after a clutch 71st-hole birdie set up his first win for more than three years in the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.
Tiger Woods edged a titanic battle with Rory McIlroy 2&1 to book a spot in the quarter-finals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
Having seen off the challenge of Rory McIlroy at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, Tiger Woods could not get the better of Lucas Bjerregaard as the Dane went on to secure a place in Sunday's semi-finals.
Ireland's Graeme McDowell will take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship after another impressive display in the Dominican Republic.
Tiger Woods endured a titanic battle with Rory McIlroy but edged his way into the quarter-finals of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play following an intriguing 2&1 victory.
Rory McIlroy can earn some redemption and lay down a marker for the Masters when he faces Tiger Woods in a mouth-watering last 16 showdown at the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas.
A brilliant eagle helped Tiger Woods roar back from an early deficit to set up an eagerly-anticipated showdown with Rory McIlroy in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
Ireland's Paul Dunne claimed a share of the lead after the first round of the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.
Shane Lowry inched closer to the Augusta with a hard-fought half with Masters champions Patrick Reed in the WGC Dell Technologies Match Play Championship in Texas.
Rory McIlroy got the fast start he craved but Shane Lowry desperately needs a win after falling to Sergio Garcia in his opening group match in the WGC Dell Technologies Championship in Texas.
Ryder Cup partners Tommy Fleetwood and Francesco Molinari renewed their love affair with match-play golf on the opening day of the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
Rory McIlroy knows he must hit the ground running against Luke List today if he's to avoid a third successive Friday exit in the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play.
Paul Casey threw down the Masters gauntlet to Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson when he retained the Valspar Championship with a dogged performance in Tampa.
With the customary end-of-round courtesies completed, Rory McIlroy departed the 18th green at Sawgrass last Sunday with caddie Harry Diamond by his side. Followed by a TV camera, they gently stretched an arm around each other's back in a gesture which spoke volumes of the bond between them.
Rory McIlroy's victory in the Players Championship couldn't have been more heartening. It's not just that it ended a frustrating 364-day winless run. The quality of the tournament made this McIlroy's biggest triumph since winning the PGA title five years ago.
Robert Garrigus became the first player to be suspended for testing positive for "a drug of abuse" under the PGA Tour's anti-doping programme.
Paul McGinley insists the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is "bigger than Rory McIlroy" but admits it will probably need a change of date if it is to remain one of Europe's most attractive titles.
Padraig Harrington was delighted with his return to competitive action in the Maybank Championship as he looks to make the most of his opportunities before the Ryder Cup captaincy "shuts down" his aspirations.
Pádraig Harrington is banking on "good karma" playing its part when he returns after 125 days away from the game in the European Tour's Maybank Championship in steamy Kuala Lumpur.