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  • Apr 18, 2014
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The Masters

Walrus and Smallrus finally get chance to play at Masters

It was a long time coming, almost too long for Craig Stadler, but his son’s PGA Tour breakthrough win at the Phoenix Open has set up a unique family affair for the pair at this year’s Masters.

Tuesday, 4 February, 2014, 11:46am

Letting 'armchair officials' rule is a recipe for disaster

Someday soon, golf is going to regret letting people watching from home phone in rules violations. Consider what happened at this year's Masters a dry run.

17 Jun 2013 - 4:35am

Whistle-blowers on the back page, too

You don't have to look too far around this publication to know it has been a big week for whistle-blowers. Up front American Edward Snowden has blown the lid off the US National Security Agency's mass surveillance programme in an exclusive interview. Snowden emerged from hiding in Hong Kong long enough to start spilling the beans on some seriously disturbing and illegal snooping around here on folks like you and I.

16 Jun 2013 - 9:51am

Scott shows how to win with style

The trees get fuller, the grass gets greener. The air gets heavier and the mood gets lighter. There are a number of tangible indicators that herald the end of winter. For golf fans, though, nothing arouses the slumber like the Masters. From the grass to the jackets, everything is green again.

21 Apr 2013 - 6:12am 1 comment

Debutant Olesen leads the way for Europeans

Debutant Thorbjorn Olesen finished as the top European as once again no one managed to match Jose Maria Olazabal's victory in 1999.

The 23-year-old Dane has emerged in the last year as a potential major winner, playing well at last year's British Open and breaking into the top 50, thus punching his ticket to Augusta National for the first time.

16 Apr 2013 - 5:04am

Silver Cup caps Guan's historic week

Guan Tianlang's historic debut at the Masters ended with a rousing reception from fans gathered around Augusta National's famous 18th hole.

Playing his final round in the company of 55-year old Scot Sandy Lyle, the 1988 Masters champion, the 14-year-old Chinese schoolboy carded a three-over 75 that left him at 12-over 300 for the tournament.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Guangzhou teen makes cut at Masters

Chinese schoolboy Guan Tianlang rocked the golfing world by making the cut at the 77th Masters despite being penalised one shot for slow play in the second round.

14 Apr 2013 - 4:44am

Guan becomes talk of the town at US Masters

Guan Tianlang has been the talk of Augusta this week, with seasoned pros amazed as much by the 14-year-old Chinese player's poise and maturity as his ball-striking as he prepares to become the youngest player ever to play in the Masters.

11 Apr 2013 - 4:26am

Woods and Guan form Augusta bond

Tiger Woods was practising at the Masters driving range when up walked 14-year-old Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang, greeting the superstar player who had inspired him to start golf.

10 Apr 2013 - 5:36am

Easing the learning curve

It's only when Guan Tianlang sits down that his tender years become apparent and you begin to question whether the enormity of the situation that is upon him has well and truly sunk in.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

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