DEREK LAWRENSON: It's wrong to tee off about Rory McIlroy's caddie

DEREK LAWRENSON: It’s wrong to tee off about Rory McIlroy’s caddie despite the poor showing at the Masters – having someone less ‘qualified’ has worked for Stewart Cink and Lee Westwood Current world No 13 McIlroy’s current caddie is close friend Harry Diamond  Northern Irishman has been criticised for not using someone more experienced  But it is a more nuanced question than simply hiring the most seasoned caddie For players

European Tour: Second event added in Tenerife to replace Open de France

The European Tour has confirmed an additional tournament will be played in Tenerife to replace the cancelled Open de France next month. The Tenerife Championship will take place from May 6-9 and will be the final event of a three-week stint in the Canary Islands, starting with next week’s Gran Canaria Lopesan Open, hosted by Rafa Cabrera Bello. The Golf Costa Adeje club will then host the Tenerife Open, with

The Masters: Hideki Matsuyama winning at Augusta will make Japan proud, says Paul McGinley

Hideki Matsuyama becoming the first Japanese player to win a men’s major at the Masters is not just big news for the proud nation of Japan, it’s huge for Asia and international golf in general, says Paul McGinley. I think Hideki Matsuyama has always believed he was a major champion in the making. When you are that good a player, you have to be thinking like that. There was obviously

You haven't heard the last of Will Zalatoris at the Masters

Senior golf writer for Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University AUGUSTA, Ga. — He has seemingly come out of nowhere. The truth, though, is Will Zalatoris has always been there. He just took a more anonymous route. Zalatoris, 24, didn’t win the Masters on Sunday, but he made it interesting for a time. That he gave himself a chance in his

'Making Japan proud': Tiger Woods congratulates Hideki Matsuyama for history-making Masters win

Hideki Matsuyama made history Sunday, becoming the first Japanese male golfer to win a major championship by wrapping up the 2021 Masters title. His history-making win earned kudos from the biggest name in the golf world: Tiger Woods.  "Making Japan proud Hideki," Woods wrote on his verified Twitter account. "Congratulations on such a huge accomplishment for you and your country. This historical @TheMasters win will impact the entire golf world." 

The Masters: Jordan Spieth laments poor start as Justin Thomas vents his frustration

Jordan Spieth felt a slow start had cost him any chance of victory in the final round of The Masters, although he was content with his week’s work at Augusta National. The 27-year-old American started the day six behind Hideki Matsuyama but dropped shots at the first, fifth and sixth – either side of a birdie at the second – to leave himself with too much ground to make up

Was this Ian Poulter's Masters swansong?

Was this Ian Poulter’s Augusta swansong? It won’t be a bad way to leave the stage after another round under par at the Masters – but he has been in worse scrapes and came back Ian Poulter’s final round didn’t fulfil the promise shown over the first nine holes  He needs to get back in the top 50 by the end of the season to return to Augusta Poulter, 45,

The Masters 2021: Pairings and tee times for final round at Augusta National

Pairings and tee times for the final round of the 85th Masters at Augusta National, where Justin Rose is among the players chasing Hideki Matsuyama. Leaderboard USA unless stated; all times BST 1500 A Scott (Aus), J Herman 1510 J M Olazabal (Esp), B Todd 1520 G Woodland, C Bezuidenhout (Rsa) The Masters – Live April 11, 2021, 4:00pm Live on 1530 B Horschel, P Casey (Eng) 1540 M Thompson,

Thomas implodes after delay, 10 back in Masters

Senior golf writer for Covered golf for more than 20 years Earned Evans Scholarship to attend Indiana University AUGUSTA, Ga. — A dangerous weather situation that caused the evacuation of Augusta National and was followed by a brief period of heavy rain was all it took to throw Justin Thomas off his game and out of contention at the Masters. Things were going quite well for Thomas before weather