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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# The Masters

Last month
January 2023
# Mistake
'I’m really not kidding' – Scott Stallings’ Masters invite sent to wrong person
The three-time PGA Tour winner posted the message from the other Stallings on social media.
Last year
2022
# Aiming high
Shane Lowry hoping to build on fine Masters form and challenge for US PGA title
The 35-year-old is looking to add to his trophy collection having now finished in the top five of all four major championships.
# Bittersweet
'It's so near and so far. I don't know how many chances I'll get to win the green jacket'
Shane Lowry defiant despite sense of regret at missing out on Masters glory.
# Golf
McIlroy and Lowry finish in top 3 at the Masters as Scottie Scheffler wins first Major
Scottie Scheffler finished three shots clear at the 86th Masters
# Final Charge
'Have to pick myself up' - Frustrated Lowry aims for strong finish after slight slip at Augusta
Shane Lowry is tied for fourth place heading into the final round of The Masters.
# Round 2
Scottie Scheffler proves top ranking as superb Shane Lowry shares second
Elsewhere, Tiger Woods fought back to make the halfway cut.
# William Hill
Tiger's comeback sparks hysteria and Seamus Power makes debut: Talking points for the Masters
Adam McKendry looks at the key storylines – including the Irish interest – as they prepare to get underway at Augusta.
# seamus power
From West Waterford to playing at Augusta - 'It couldn't happen to a nicer fella, he's worked so hard'
Seamus Power’s meteoric rise in the last year sees him play in the Masters this week.
# Augusta
Tiger Woods playing at the Masters would be 'phenomenal' - McIlroy
Woods has not competed in a top-level event since a car accident last year.
# The Masters
Neil Robertson through to Masters final after dramatic win over Mark Williams
The semi-final went to the final frame at Alexandra Palace.
# honesty
'I promise I will get help' – Mark Selby opens up on mental health struggles
Selby was beaten 6-1 in his Masters quarter-final on Friday.
# exit door
Ronnie O’Sullivan dumped out at the Masters
Neil Robertson got the better of the seven-time winner, prevailing 6-4 to book a semi-final spot.
All time
# moving day
Hideki Matsuyama four shots clear at the Masters after stunning Saturday at Augusta
The 29-year-old completed the first bogey-free round of the week on Saturday.
# The Masters
Shane Lowry 11 shots off the pace after shooting an even round 72 at Augusta
Lowry was tied for 20th behind clubhouse leader after three rounds.
# time out
McGinley urges McIlroy to 'clear his head' after early Masters exit
McIlroy has not won a major championship since 2014.
# The Masters
'If the rain doesn't come, then it will be really fun. It has the potential to be even crazier'
A world-class field of 88 golfers made final preparations on the eve of the 85th Masters.
# Mashed Potato
No 1 DJ and McIlroy thrill returning Masters spectators
The patrons are back at Augusta.
# The Masters
'Probably the best run of golf I've played here': McIlroy takes the positive out of missed Masters opportunity
McIlroy finished in a tie for fifth after shooting three rounds in the 60s.
# The Masters
Record-equalling performance puts Johnson in control at Augusta
The world number one has matched the 54-hole scoring record set by Jordan Spieth in 2015.
# The Masters
Play suspended at The Masters just 25 minutes after first round tees off
Thursday’s forecast includes the possibility of heavy rain and isolated thunderstorms.
# Tee Times
Lowry paired with Tiger Woods for opening two rounds at US Masters
The action gets underway this Thursday.
# The Masters
Home thoughts from abroad: the family that made a Masters hopeful
This year of Covid 19 has disrupted all schedules yet James Sugrue still stands apart. This week, finally, he tees up at the US Masters, seven months on from its intended date. His journey started in North Cork.
# lengthy statement
McIlroy hopes extra distance might bring Masters title
After watching Bryson DeChambeau win the US Open, McIlroy tried to add length off the tee.
# No Patrons Allowed
The 2020 Masters at Augusta National will be played behind closed doors
This year’s Masters will take place from 12-15 November.
# Let's Get Quizzical
Quiz: Can you recognise these past golf major winners?
The US PGA championship had been scheduled to start today. What’s your knowledge of former major champions like?
# Save the Date
The Masters moves to November 2020 in rescheduled golf calendar
2020 PGA Championship moved to August with US Open pencilled in for September.
# short game
McIlroy: 'If I started to try and gear up for Augusta in January...my head would be absolutely fried'
‘It’s not as if I’m out on whatever hole here and thinking, ‘This is the fifth hole at Augusta and this is the tee shot I need.’’
# Bonkers
'The most amazing shot in history' leaves fans stunned at the Masters
Viewers could had believe what they saw during Stephen Maguire’s comeback win.
# Golf
Tiger Woods knows he must 'do everything right' to catch Jack Nicklaus
Trailing Nicklaus’ record by three, Woods knows he now has a smaller window for major success.
# Unimpressed
'Maybe Tiger dislikes me' - Golf legend Norman says Woods is yet to respond to his Masters letter
Tiger Woods has apparently not responded to Greg Norman’s congratulatory letter after his success in the 2019 Masters.
# Pairings
McIlroy joined by Rahm and Leishmann for opening rounds of US Open
Graeme McDowell, meanwhile, returns to the scene of his 2010 major success when he touches down at Pebble Beach.
# falter
Failed fightback leaves Tiger 'aggressively' chasing birdies at PGA Championship
The 15-time major winner fought back from a poor start and but saw his round fall apart in the final four holes.
# Major Moment
Nicklaus congratulates Tiger for receiving Presidential Medal of Freedom
Tiger Woods was lauded by Jack Nicklaus after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
# Winner's enclosure
Woods surges up world rankings again after mastering Augusta
Having plunged to 1,199th in the world, the 15-time Major champion is back inside the top 10.
# tiger is back
Woods not thinking about 18 as Nicklaus says: 'I'm shaking in my boots'
The 43-year-old is now just three Major titles behind all-time great Nicklaus.
# vintage tiger
'It has come full circle': Woods savours Masters win in front of his children
There were special scenes on the 18th at Augusta on Sunday.
AS IT HAPPENED
The Masters, final round
Relive all the action from Augusta as Tiger Woods claimed a 15th Major title.
# preparation
Tiger sets 4am alarm with Masters glory up for grabs
The threat of inclement weather meant the US star was keen to get up bright and early on Sunday.
# Showtime
Magnificent Molinari leads Woods, Finau by two at Masters
A spectacular day of action at Augusta featured a 64 from Tony Finau and a Tiger Woods charge, but the italian leads the way.
# Streaky
'I just made too many mistakes' - Masters mistakes foil McIlroy's latest Grand Slam bid
With today’s round of 71, his bid for a career Grand Slam looks like it will have to wait another year.