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JUSTIN ROSE: ‘I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR SERGIO. I WOULD LOVE TO WEAR THE GREEN JACKET, BUT IF IT WASN’T ME, I AM GLAD IT IS HIM’ • From Page 3 And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They made us proud, both of them. Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’

Heartache Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He has had his share of heartache over the years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘

This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket

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Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the first extra hole on Sunday.

‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know and be competitive here for a long, long time.’

Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th and now second in his last three Masters, was referring to 57-year-old American Fred Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his last seven appearances.

• PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made the most of his first Augusta experience. • The 22-year-old secured his place through victory in the British Amateur Championship , and had warmed up with victory in the Georgia Cup over US amateur champion Curtis Luck – and by watching hours of YouTube footage from previous Masters.

• THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s golf coverage. • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the PGA Championship in May.

- A Round of Golf on our Stunning • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans • Scott’sCourse rounds of 82 and 75 were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup 18 Hole not enough to avoid the cut but he ‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’

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very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to work on.’

deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making Winter Wheel policy may The apply. clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment

He secured another top ten finish at Augusta, so must wait again for a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam.

McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding ceremony in one of the most famous jackets on the planet: ‘It would have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. It's a great time in our lives and it's all about that over the next couple of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’

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on a marvellous Masters: Justin Rose, Hampshire’s favourite golfing son, made us so proud as INSIDE WOODS Reflecting CONCEDES NEVER COMPETITIVE GOLF JUSTIN ROSE: ‘I AM REALLYHE HAPPYMAY FOR SERGIO. I WOULD LOVEPLAY TO WEAR THE GREEN JACKET, BUT IF IT WASN’T ME, I AM AGAIN GLAD IT IS HIM’ he played his role in one of the tightest but most gentlemanly showdowns in the history of the event

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And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They made us proud, both of them.

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Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to NORTH Hants Golf Club in Fleet will have beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’ Philip’s second spell to find some more space in its Justin as Hants PGA skipper Rose Room to record the continuing Heartache exploits of the county’s favourite – Page 16 golfing son. Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I Left to right: Top of his game with the Claret Jug; familiar celebrations of another Major; happier days with wife Elin; head bowed during his TV apology; genius at work during The Open would love to be wearing the Green Jacket This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016Hampshire champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket Room will be found for mementoes of the but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He hadJenny’s an affair. His father Earl, who had been a good amateur But I certainly don’t have my golf muscles At oneMasters time, golftofans all over alongside the world those 2017 be placed has had his shareWoods’ of heartache over the golfer, taught him the basics and avidly trained because obviously I’m not doing marvelled at Tiger majestic and of Rose’s U.S. Open triumph in 2013 and his lifetime Woods took a break from golf between years. We unstoppable have been friends promoted the youngster who played trick shots December anything golf related.’ apparently game. for a long time Olympic Golf Gold. 2009 – andPage April 2010 accolade 16 after admitting and playing golf against each other since we ‘transgressions’. Woods last had surgery in April, which followed for fun on the local TV station. They considered it was not a case of ‘if’ but were 14 years old. ‘ But while at Augusta his withdrawal from the Dubai Desert Classic in Earl said Tiger first beat him at the age of 11, ‘when’ he Rose wouldwas catchpipped and overtake Jackby Sponsors dumped him and he made a this January. The following month, he was arrested and father never won against son again. Woods humiliating TV statementWas Nicklaus’ recordthe of victory in 18disappointment Majors. Sergio Garcia, inevitable apologising for his ‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be golf’s first hit a round under 70 on a regulation golf for driving under the influence near his home in for histhefans was millions counterbalanced by a actions: ‘I was unfaithful, I had affairs and I Now adoring happy for a month and may thenhave golf to willface take course at the age of 12. display ofhard skillfact andthat sportsmanship which was Florida. Toxicology reports showed a variety of cheated. up to the the Tiger era really is worst over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf prescription drugs in his system. acoming credit totoan both to a sport which He went on to be world number one for more endmen, afterand the man himself has ‘I hurt my wife, my kids, injustice my mother, my wife’s will take over for me.’ still pridesadmitted itself onhehonesty and again fairness. weeks than any other golfer and topped the But his downward spiral can be traced back to publically may never play family, my friends, my foundation and kids all ever? 2009. He had been the boy genius, the brilliant winnings list on the PGA tour for a record 10 competitive golf. around the world who admired me. Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five – Page 24 amateur who at the age of 21 won the Masters seasons. Yes, the final round between these two The 41-year-old, winner of 14 Majors, hasRyder “I thought I could get away with whatever holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the by 12 shots. Cup titans was bound toinberecent emotional. Rose Woods married Swedish former model Elin had back years and I wanted felt that worked hard firstfour extra holeoperations on Sunday. • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made • THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irvingto. asI the faceI had of the BBC’s was edging hishisway a second Major, A couple Nordegren in 2004. The couple had two of months later, in June 1997, he withdrew from lasttowards tournament in January myPLUS entire life and deserved to enjoy all the the most of his first Augusta golf coverage. and was trying to secure first children, a girl and a boy, Sam and Charlie, became the world number one, having been a with Garcia back spasms. He cannot evenhis ride in aon temptations around me. ‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ 2 Course Reviews this month! experience. the which ‘it would been the born in 2007 and 2009. professional golfer for less than a year. golf very buggyday because hurtshave too much’. I felt I was entitled, and thanks to money and said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight Bird Hills Golf Centre 60th birthday of his don’t hero, know Seve what Ballesteros. On the surface, it was a perfect lead life. But things for sport, in December 1975secured in Cypress, Now he concedes: my time.’ future Born fame, I although didn’t haveshe to gowill far to find them. Iface was and be competitive‘I here for a long, long • The 22-year-old hisCalifornia, place years as the corporation’s anchor remain the - page 14-15 began to go wrong in themajor year Charlie wassuch as the Woods was victory introduced to golf beforeAmateur he was holds.’ wrong and I was foolish.’ through in the British of snooker and host events Olympics. But thesaid overriding emotion forbeen spectators of born. A story was published revealing he had two. Woods earlier that hetied had hitting Rose, who has finished second, 10thgolf even Championship , and had warmed up Woods and Nordegren divorced and he the final round was the way these two balls but had target date in mind Romsey Golf Club and 60 nowyards second in hisnolast three Masters, with victory in the Georgia Cup over returned to golf in the Masters in April • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that2010, Europeans fought the fight. Well played, Masters mate: At the end and for a return to competitive action. US amateur champion Curtis Luck – was referring to 57-year-old American Fred but had lost form. includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the - page 19-22 on the course, Rose and Garcia were sporting gentlemen and by watching hours of YouTube Then, when he was on theJacket eve ofinthe Couples, winner of asked the Green PGA Championship in May. After those several rounds of surgery, he has In the final round, they were toe-to-toe rivals Tiger Woods a legend of golf and can walk away from the game with his Presidents was possible footage from is previous Masters. 1992, whoCup haswhether had sixittop-20 finishesheinmay his struggled to get anywhere reach his former but notcompete opponents, competitive head held extremely high when he decides to retire,has says Rory McIlroy. never again,supremely he said: ‘Yeah, definitely. last seven appearances. • Barbour covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans heights. yet gentlemanly, acknowledging each other’s After hearing that said he mayasnever returnontoFootball competitive • Scott’s rounds of Woods 82 and had 75 were a reporter Focus,golf, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament andaFA Cup but ‘That’s going to take time to figure out what Now his fans have to grapple with painful skills with a knuckle-touch or a nod. four-time winner McIlroy played the greatest golfcoverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. not enoughMajor to avoid the cut but hesaid: ‘He probably ‘I felt in control are all day,’ added. games. She also fronts the BBC’s my capabilities goingRose forward - and there’s inevitable probability: He never will. that anyone in my lifetime hasas seen. racked up invaluable exposure he ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and no rush. works qualification for theanything ‘If thistowards is it, he doesn’t have to prove to anyone.’ • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 still to training, •‘I’m Turn PageI’m 4 getting stronger. next Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of my family’. in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’

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OneHAPPY man andI his 1,250 of Gobi Desert JUSTIN ROSE: ‘I AM REALLY FOR SERGIO. WOULDcaddie LOVE TO WEARbeat THE GREEN JACKET,miles BUT IF IT WASN’T ME, I AM GLAD IT IS HIM’ • From Page 3 And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They made us proud, both of them. Are you sure? Postie Mark puts his stamp on Garcia’s game

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Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’

Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad itchampion is him. He A Golf fan tweeted Masters has had Garcia his share heartache Sergio forof206 days in aover row,the years. Wetohave been asking caddie forfriends him. for a long time and eachfor other Andplaying he gotgolf the against job, at least onesince day. we were 14 years old. ‘ Mark Johnson, a postman from Peterborough, messaged the Spaniard ‘We will the get hashtag up tomorrow and he will be lusing #Letmecaddieforyou. happy for a month and then golf will take Garcia responded by inviting Mark to over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf carry his bags at the British Masters will take over for me.’ Pro-Am event at Close House. ‘He was relentless,’ jokedlead Garcia. Rose, 36, held a two-shot with He five was great today. We had a good time.’ holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the Mark said: off to a birdie start so first extra hole‘Heongot Sunday. I’ll take responsibility for that. But then I bag. The Ihighlight waswell justin,’ ‘I dropped feel it is ahis tournament can still do meeting him. He’s just a good lad. I said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to told know himbenow to go and winforthea long, competition.’ and competitive here long time.’ But it was Ireland’s Paul Dunne who shot who a nine-under-par 61 on the final Rose, has finished tied second, 10th day of the main event to hold and now second in his last threeoffMasters, Rory McIlroytoand win his first was referring 57-year-old American Fred European Tour title. Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his last seven appearances.

Completed! The world’s longest hole

A fair way to go: Adam and Ron during their 82-day Mongolian golfing odyssey

This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket

One man and his caddie have completed the longest hole ever played in the history of golf: 1,250 miles across the Gobi Desert and the length of Mongolia. Adam Rolston, 28, from Coleraine in Northern Ireland, and his caddie friend Ron Rutland, 43, reached the 18th green on Mount Bodg Golf Club on the outskirts of the capital city, Ulaanbaatar - after 82 days and 20,093 shots. Adam first teed off on the mammoth charity fund-raising feat in June at Khüiten Peak, PORTSMOUTH’S Gregory the• highest and most Scott western point inmade the most of his first Augusta Mongolia. Following golf rules, he and Ron experience. tracked every shot and kept score using a purpose-built app. • The 22-year-old secured his place Hethrough hit an average a day using a victoryofin180 the shots British Amateur seven or eight iron to ensure the ball was Championship , and had warmed up as easy possibleintothe find, and atCup timesover played withasvictory Georgia much shorter when faced with mountainous US amateur champion Curtis Luck – terrain. and by watching hours of YouTube footage from previous Masters.

Along the way they endured everything from snow blizzards in the mountain ranges to blistering heat and dehydration in the Gobi Desert, waded through rivers and fended for themselves to find food and water - all the time pulling a specially-made 120kg cart loaded with hundreds of golf balls.

‘Crowds of local people joined us to walk the last 15km, and as we reached the hill at the golf course there was a sea of 200 people waiting for us. We wore traditional Mongolian jackets so didn’t look like golfers but looked like locals, and they really appreciated that.

‘I dreamed of this moment. I felt as if I was Adam and Ron have so far raised £15,,000 playing the winning shot in The Open. When for charity Laureus Sport for Good, which I putted the ball I think I did a Tiger Woods uses the power of sport to end violence, fist bump, then had a huge bear hug with discrimination and disadvantage and Ron before my girlfriend and parents all supports more than 100 projects in 35 theface green •countries. THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel joined Irvingus asonthe of for thehugs. BBC’s golf coverage. ‘It was really amazing - a fantastic finish to The pair are awaiting verification from this audacious, crazy ridiculous challenge. Guinness World Records to officially make it •theIrvine, above hasafter stepped down after 25 as a golfispresenter and eight Theyears only downside that even though I’ve Longest Holeleft, in Golf, the European years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain been playing golf for three months,the myface Tour approved it as a single golf hole. of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. game has gone downhill.’ Adam, a scratch golfer, said: ‘Our last day the is magical day over we imagined glorious above right, who joins a team that •was rvine handing to Eilidh- Barbour, sunshine. includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the PGA Championship in May.

JACK TAKES THE PRO PLUNGE Woosie joins the Hall of Fame • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup not enough to avoid the cut but he games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. racked up invaluable exposure as he Hampshires Jack Singh Brar says his attention has works towards qualification the to getting • Irvine said she to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing nowfor turned his European Tourwants card after next Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of my family’. turning professional.

‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’ European Ryder Cup team of Ian Woosnam has been 2006. inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Woosie, at five foot four and

The 20-year-old performed well individually in the recent Walker Cup, despite being part of Great Britain & Ireland’s 19-7 Walker Cup defeat.

RORY: Green Jacket would have been good for the wedding! The 59-year-old, known throughout his career as Woosie, began playing at his local golf course at Llanymynech, where on the fourth hole he would tee-off in Wales and putt out in England.

The following years have taken in every major course in the world, with the diminutive Welshman victorious in 46 top tournaments, more than any other male British golfer. He spent 50 weeks as world number one and secured his place in the history books with the 1991 Masters title. He also captained the victorious

half inches tall, could always Singh Brar, who is now associated with Remedy Oak bring raw power his game, Singh Brar:he Bigwill performance this year’s Walker Cup changes RORYinto McILROY dreamed ofGolf winning a Green Jacket that he McIlroy make insome equipment Club, hopes he can use his performance at the has alsoJackrevealed attributing his big-hitting to his the forthcoming could wear at wedding. Los Angeles Country Club as a springboard. following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I days when he had to lift bales of ‘It felt like the pinnacle of my amateur career,’thought he told my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, hay into theMcIlroy, barn onwho his father’s has just signed aBBC newSport. £89million deal with Nike, will very So there's one thing I will change and try to ‘There’s no reason to wait now. I mightinconsistent. as Shropshire wed farm.American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. work on.’ well push off and hopefully I can get a few starts off Gary Player wrote in the the back of the Walker Cup and go from there.’ The deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making secured another top ten finish at Augusta, so must wait again for foreword forHeWoosnam’s Singh Brar, who appeared alongside fellow Hampshire clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to autobiography: ‘They say amateurs Scott Gregory and Harry Ellis in thecompanies. Walker At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam. that dynamite comes is small Cup, won two foursomes alongside Gregory and won irons, Titleist wedges and a Scotty Cameron putter. Jack the lad withball Nickand the man: The youngster was Faldo Series Champion packages. in 2012 one of his singles across the weekend. McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of two standing at matches the wedding ‘Well, Woosie has been ‘It wouldcompany Each would obviously like the to he endorse their products. ceremony in one of the most famous thea planet: He hasjackets signed on with management and plans Singh Brar wasworld just 14No.2 when won the Hampshire dynamite on golf courses all have been nice to walk down the aisleentering in the Green Jacket. Would I without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes to start events in a bid to secure his However, card. County Junior Championships and went on tothese win this over the world and there is no have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr could lead to complex arrangements. year’s Hampshire Silver Salver and come second in ‘I’ll have to focus on the starts I do get , as you can’t go doubt in my mind that, pound Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. the Hampshire Hog. Among his other credentials, he heading into qualifying school putting all the pressure for pound, Ian has been one of It's a great time in our lives and it's all about that over the next couple Nike said they were stopping making equipment in his a competitive won the Faldo Series Grand Final on way to being on yourself. I’ll treat qualifying school as a bonus and if I the finest players ever to take of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and marketplace in selected which it only managed to secure nine per cent share for England. do get the Tour card on the back of it, then great. If not, up the game.’ a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’ despite the patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy. I’ll still have starts in a number of other tournaments.’

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As Meon Valley Golf Club continues it’s 40th anniversary celebrations, And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque the club giving has Garcia hadthechance and dignified, thumbs-upto to reflect upon its history and by doing so, have acknowledge a greatone shot down the 18th? within the club who has been integral with highlighted member They made us proud, both of them. regard to putting the club on the map both regionally and nationally. Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends

so we Stirling, were verywife respectful of each other. We and Club Chris of Club Professional were cheering each other on. We wanted to President John Stirling, who sadly passed away beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’ last year, has had significant success within Ladies Amateur Golf winning at club, county and Heartache national levels. Her successes include:

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a ten minute ferry ride to the small Somehow Carlo had managed to island of Bellagio (now named himself fromover his busy schedule •free rvine is handing to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that after a in Las Vagas), and includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrewhotel Cotter. She will make herstopped debut atoff the to accompany me round the course at one of the many enticing outdoor PGA Championship in May. but more than anything I was cafes for a cooling glass of local impressed to discover he is one • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live andwine is familiar sports fans white whiletowatching the world Clooney’s playing partners, as a reporterfavourite on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup go by. From here we walked to the I had secretly games. She alsohoped fronts to thebump BBC’sinto coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. quieter side of the island before George while at the club but sadly returning to ouraround hotel, the works qualification ‘re-align my on-air commitments the Excelsior changing •that Irvine wants Over thetowards following decades for thethe wassaid notshe to be, thetoClooneys next Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of my family’. Britannia. My large, comfy room course went through several rewere due arrive the following week! had a small balcony overlooking the designs, fairways were narrowed, Arriving early at the club I found lake where each morning I would large trees and suitable undergrowth Carlo waiting for me in a buggy with pinch myself to make sure it wasn’t were planted which gave the course hired clubs already strapped on - he a dream but the stunning scenery I an English feel about it, in many assured me that it was just as easy admiring wasequipment in fact realty! RORY similar McILROY of winning that he McIlroy has also revealedwas he will make some changes ways todreamed Wentworth. There a GreentoJacket walk or take a trolley around the - including playing with a different ball: ‘I could wear at his forthcoming wedding. following the Masters is even an Englishness about the April Tod course but as he knew the my course thought golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, clubhouse - the mahogany wooden likewith theNike, back he felt theSo there's one thing I will change and try to McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal willof his hand, very inconsistent. panelled bar area has large wed American fiancé EricaaStoll, a USPGA worker. work on.’ welcoming open Inglenook fireplace For The deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making He secured another topbyten finish at Augusta, so must waitfurther again forinformation: and is surrounded comfortable clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment asofas. chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to Excelsior Hotel, Cadenabbia companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam. Britannia Nearby is the library, the club’s pride irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. greatmallhotels.com/como-lake-boutiquehotels/seven-park-hotel and joyrevealed and boasts collection ofstanding at the wedding McIlroy that he ahad dreamed of ‘It would and Cadenabbia Each would obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. ceremony in one of the most famous jackets on the planet: golf publications widely considered Menaggio Golf Club have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these the most prized in the world. Books menaggio.org/en/index have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr could lead to complex arrangements. of all descriptions are stored in glass Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. enclosed wooden some to Milan with British Airways It's a great time in our shelves lives and it's all about that over Flights the next couple Nike said they were stopping making equipment in a competitive contain outstanding collections ba.com of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and marketplace in which it only managed to secure nine per cent share of originalman and a married andrare startmanuscripts. a new chapter in my life.’ despite the patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy.

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Warm, sunny weather greeted us on arrival, a good omen for the days ahead. The week before the entire area had been plagued with heavy rainfalls, something I found hard to believe as we drove through narrow winding roads bordering the glassily still lake.

The club itself is as famous for its celebrities living nearby as it is for its fascinating history. The nine hole course was first built some 110 years ago by a group of wealthy, mostly English residents who simply felt the area missed out not having a golf course. Suitable land was found and bought between two

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JUSTIN ROSE: ‘I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR SERGIO. I WOULD LOVE TO WEAR THE GREEN JACKET, BUT IF IT WASN’T ME, I AM GLAD IT IS HIM’ • From Page 3 And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They made us proud, both of them. Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’

Heartache Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He has had his share of heartache over the years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘

This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket

‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf will take over for me.’ Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the first extra hole on Sunday.

‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th and now second in his last three Masters, was referring to 57-year-old American Fred Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his last seven appearances.

‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’

• PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made the most of his first Augusta experience. • The 22-year-old secured his place through victory in the British Amateur Championship , and had warmed up with victory in the Georgia Cup over US amateur champion Curtis Luck – and by watching hours of YouTube footage from previous Masters. • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were not enough to avoid the cut but he racked up invaluable exposure as he works towards qualification for the next Walker Cup squad later this year.

• THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s golf coverage. • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the PGA Championship in May. • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing needs of my family’.

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And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They made us proud, both of them. Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’

Heartache Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He has had his share of heartache over the years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘

This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket

‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf will take over for me.’ Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the first extra hole on Sunday.

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competition with the best 2 scores from 4 counting on each hole produced some excellent scoring with the Easton & Martyr Worthy Team comprising: Stu Upcraft, Andrew Wickham, Spencer Lock and David Parker just pipping the Bashley Team on countback with 98 stableford points. Individual honours went to Carmel Price and Callum Burt respectively. Prizes for Nearest the Pins on the 5th 9th 13th & 16th par 3 holes, sponsored by Ahmad Teas, Hattingley Valley English Sparkling Wines, B&Q, and Bowman Ales respectively were won by Callum Burt, Judy Slaney,

• PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made the most of his first Augusta experience. • TheZoltowski, 22-year-old secured his place Paul Steve Chandler through victory in the British Amateur & Ben Stanbrough and NTP in Championship , and had warmed up 2 on the 15th, sponsored by with victory in the Georgia Cup over Laverstoke Park Farm, US amateur champion Curtiswas Luckwon – by Mark Farbairn. The longest and by watching hours of YouTube drives, ladies and footage for fromboth previous Masters.

• THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s golf coverage. • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight years as the corporation’s leadat anchor for sport, although she will remain the face Foreman (beautifully prepared lessons with Mark Amey of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. score cards) and Tom Foreman 121Golf & a bottle of Veuve

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121GOLFShop.com, Meridian particularly for the Sunningdale men, on the 4th, sponsored by •4Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and isKPMG, familiar to sports fans Foods, Ahmad Teas, ball voucher superbly • Scott’sAsh rounds of 82 and&753were a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup Wallers Gun Club Choirs as Hattingley Valley English donated back by Duncan King, not enoughwere to avoid the by cut Dawn but he games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. Vineyard, won Sparkling Wines, B & Q, Bowman supplemented on the day by racked up invaluable exposure as he Nicholson & Ben Stanbrough Ales, Laverstoke Park items donated by Gary Smith works towards qualification for the commitments around theFarm, changing • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air respectively.The longest drives Wallers Ash Gun Club & 3 Choirs (Choices next Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of myCurtains family’. & Blinds) and on the 12th sponsored by Ahmad Jamie Mallon (Mallon Wealth Vineyard and all participants & Teas & 3 Choirs Vineyard, was donors for their brilliant support. Management) as did the raffle won by Nicky Lott & Scott Sturt drawn whilst the golf was taking Trevor was delighted to report respectively. Julie Daunter that the golf day had raised place. and Mike Dorey produced the £9,000 for Macmillan Cancer Carvery was enjoyed RORY McILROYdrives dreamed winning that meal he McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes straightest onofthe 18th a GreenAJacket Support. by all with the very talented could wear all at his forthcoming following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I hole and prize winners,wedding. both thought my golf ball this week was doing weird thingsRaising in the wind, Ryan Howarth, Fund Graham Samuel providing individual and team received McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to Manager at Macmillan, having music on a sleeve of fiancé KPMG branded golf worker.background Shadows wed American Erica Stoll, a USPGA work on.’ his acoustic guitars whilst tables attended 4 Big Coffee Morning balls. events, described how important were waiting to be called up. The deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making He anotherHeads top ten finish at Augusta, so must wait again for A secured compelling & Tails theseteam typenegotiate of events are to clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s with equipment acompetition chance to win the one Majorbytitle he seeks to Trevor Foreman inspired a eluding him asOrganiser Macmillan with the money raised At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam. Ali Briggscompanies. thanked and Maria brilliantly effort by the local Macmillan Nurses irons, Titleist wedges andhelping ball and a the Scotty Cameron putter. McKenzie for a fantastic TVGC Romsey Community was won to be there for someone with McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing atteam the wedding and peak caps by Barryin one Goodman who won a on the planet: effort ‘It would Each would obviously likecancer the worldwhen No.2 tothey endorse theirthem products. ceremony of the most famous jackets need were awarded to say thank DB&B a 7aisle course have beenfor nice2 toincluding walk down the in the Green Jacket. Would I However, without a logo allowed Nike capvital or clothes these most on byhis funding services youallowed to Claire Branford & Judy have donemenu that? Oh yeah, if the members me. If Mr could lead to complex arrangements. taster sponsored by Paulwould have that support not only the people (registration), John Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me.Slaney We're very excited. Bingham from The White Horse affected by cancer, but their Branford (auction Nike items), David It's a greata time in our lives and it's all about that over the next couple said they were stopping making equipment in a competitive Hotel, 4 ball voucher from family, friends andnine loved ones. Branford (Gift forms), in which it only of weeks andGolf I'll come back2 atcoaching the Players Championship refreshed andAid marketplace managed to secure per cent share Romsey Club, a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’ Alec McCloskey (raffle), despite the patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy. Ruta

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Invictus golden double for the UK

Our club pros JUSTINput ROSE: a ‘I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR SERGIO. I WOULD LOVE TO WEAR THE GREEN JACKET, BUT IF IT WASN’T ME, I AM GLAD IT IS HIM’ dent in U.S. sweep during her military career. Prince Harry inspired the Invictus Games,

• From Page 3 domination of golf’s biennial The United States’ transatlantic contest remains incomplete thanks And who of canclub forget seeing Rose, statuesque to a team professionals representing and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to Great Britain and Ireland. acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? The Ryder, Solheim, Walker and Presidents They made us proud, both of them. Cups have headed west in the past year or so, but the trophy contested by players with the Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends closest contact to average club players remains so this we were of each other. We on side ofvery the respectful Pond. were cheering each other on. We wanted to Great Britain andguy, Ireland’s record-breaking beat the other not the other lose it.’ 16-10 victory over their American counterparts in the PGA Cup could provide a springboard Heartache for enthusiasm to filter through to untold numbers of ordinary golfers. Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Greensaid Jacket Skipper Albert MacKenzie of but if it wasn't me, am glad it isIreland him.team: He his Ivictorious GB and hey heartache didn’t climb the over mountain… has had his share“Tof the they ran up the mountain” years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we That theyears hopeold. of victorious skipper Albert wereis14 ‘ MacKenzie, who steered his team of club professionals to their emphatic ‘We will get up tomorrow andtriumph he will at bethe Foxhills club in Surrey. happy for a month and then golf will take “ I thinkI will everybeclub professional will be and talking over; unhappy for a month golfto theirtake membership about how great this victory will over for me.’ was,” MacKenzie told BBC Sport. “ It’ll be36, something that all PGA professionals Rose, held a two-shot lead with five will be thrilled chat about. willbirdied be a ripple holes to gotobut lost whenThere Garcia the effect so that the conversations will first extra holehopefully on Sunday. continue and put a smile back into the game ‘Iover feel here. it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ ‘It's a course youput cana record get to know “said And Rose. I’m just glad we could 16 and be on competitive for the a long, long time.’ points the boardhere against Americans. They didn’t climb the mountain, they ran up Rose, who hasI finished second, the mountain. will have tied a smile on my10th face for and now second in his last three Masters, evermore.” was referring to is57-year-old American MacKenzie, who based at Saunton GolfFred Club Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in Devon, added: “We could see the ebbinand 1992, has hadofsixAmerican top-20 finishes in his flow of who the strengths and European last seven appearances. golf shift a little bit over the past two or three years. ‘IItfelt control all day,’that Rose “ wasinvery important weadded. put an emphatic ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you marker down for GB and Ireland - and for and sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 Europe - to say we’re going nowhere, we’re instill regulation and thought it was going in. very competitive and if you want to getI see the myself come.’ trophy having back it many is not more going chances to come to very easily.”

Invictus gold: Cornelia Oosthuizen

and United Kingdom golfers rose to the challenge with two gold medals. The UK Armed Forces won the men’s and women’s gold medals at the highly successful event in Toronto. Cornelia Oosthuizen, who had already won wheelchair tennis gold, and David Scott made it a double UK success at the St George’s Golf and Country Club. A former army Major, Cornelia has a functional impairment illness and reduced mobility. She represented the Army and Combined Services in several sports

She said: ‘It’s a privilege to be wearing an Invictus medal.’ Scott, also a former Major, had to have his right leg amputated following injury during service. He said: “This was totally unexpected. Canadian people are absolute gems - everyone is so friendly.” Invictus comes from the Latin meaning unconquered. The Invictus Games is an international Paralympic-style multi-sport event, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part.

Invictus gold: David Scott

Casey the bogey man lets £7million slip away

This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket

England’s Paul Casey led by two on the final day and was in a strong position to not only win the season-ending Tour Championship but also to pick up no less than a staggering £7.4million FexEx Cup bonus. But• the 40-year-old had threeGregory bogeys on the PORTSMOUTH’S Scott made front nine, his eventual 73 leaving him in fifth the most of his first Augusta onexperience. nine under. Casey, who has not won a PGA Tour title since • The 22-year-old securedwith his rounds place of 2009, opened the tournament in thetoBritish Amateur 66,through 67 and victory 65 but faded finish 10th in the Championship , and had warmed up FedEx Cup standings. with victory in the Georgia Cup over Once again, his frailty on day four of a US amateur champion Curtis Luck – tournament put paid to a huge payday. His and by watching hours of YouTube only birdie all day came at the par five18th footage from previous Masters. when it was far too late. It was an entirely different for were Americans • Scott’s rounds of 82story and 75 Justin Thomas,to who liftedthe thecut FedEx not enough avoid but Cup, he and new-kid-on-the-block Xander Schauffele racked up invaluable exposure as he who became the first rookie to winfor thethe Tour works towards qualification Championship Atlanta. next WalkerinCup squad later this year. Compatriot Xander carded a two-under 68 to finish 12 under par and win by one shot from

Thomas, who finished on 66. The competition is the PGA Tour’s seasonlong points race. Open champion Jordan Spieth led the standings at the start of the week and a seven-under-par finish in Atlanta

of doing so by claiming the $1.53m (£1.12m) first prize in Atlanta.

Spieth began the week with a 200-point lead over Thomas, with world number one Dustin Johnson, Marc Leishman and Jon Rahm in • THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazelcontention. Irving as the face of the BBC’s golf coverage.

As the situation fluctuated in the final round, Spieth was projected to win the FedEx Cup • Irvine, above left, has stepped down afterafter 25 years golf presenter andforeight holing as hisaapproach to the 10th an years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although remain face eagle and tappingshe in forwill birdie on thethe 13th. of snooker and host major events such as the But Olympics. a bogey on the 15th effectively ended his Paul Casey: Frailty on day four of another tournament put paid to a huge payday

chances as Thomas moved into a share of the • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins with a team that lead for the tournament birdies on the includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the 16th and 17th, only for Schauffele to hold his in tied seventh left the American 660 points PGA Championship in May. nerve and birdie the last to win. behind Thomas in second place overall. Schauffele, who collected morefans than • Barbour Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports Thomas, 24,has hascovered won five golf timesfor onBBC the PGA $3.5million (£2.6million) on the Sunday, as athis reporter onincluding Footballsecuring Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cupsaid: Tour season, his first a little speechless. I thought I’d missed games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of‘I’m women’s football and women’s rugby. major at the US PGA Championship. the putt to win the tournament and fortunately Contention it just lipped in. I wasaround very relaxed for most of commitments the changing • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air the day and got really nervous when I saw the Any of the in the field theoretically needs of 30 myplayers family’. leaderboard on 16.’ had a chance of the $10million payout, but only the top five in the standings were assured

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Costly golf ‘drives away the young talent’

RORY McILROY dreamed of winning a Green Jacket that he McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes could wear at his forthcoming wedding. following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I Ireland’s Paul Dunne shot a nine-under-par 61 thought ballonthis was ‘Theremyaregolf iPads theweek go and all doing weird things in the wind, on the final day of the British Masters to hold off The expense of playing golf is A recent report by KPMG into golf McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to Rory McIlroy and win his first European Tour title. driving away the next generation of sorts of things that, when we were participation in Europe showed that, wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. work on.’ young, we just didn’t have. talent, says former Open champion while Scotland was seventh in terms Dunne finished on 20 under par to win by of registered players, the numbers three strokes from McIlroy, who ended only the Paul Lawrie. ‘There was football in the street or The deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making He secured another top ten finish at Augusta, so must wait again for second winless season of his career. you went down the golf club with ‘If two of your family want to take up dropped by 6,711 to 192,533 from clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to 2015 to 2016.the biggest drop in your mates and played golf all day golf, it’s not cheap,’ the 48-year-old Still, world number six McIlroy shot 63 for his companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and become the first European to completenumbers a careerinGrand Slam. Europe. when you had a day off. Now that Scot told BBC Scotland. ‘It’s not like best round of the year to finish on 17 under at irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. doesn’t seem to happen as much. Lawrie says that, even in his own buying a football and a pair of boots Close House. McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding golf foundation, fewer youngsters are hasobviously been a little a stuffy ‘ceremony It’s up to everyone trymost to getfamous jackets on the planet: ‘It would World number 192 Dunne, aged 24, carded Each‘There would likebit theofworld No.2 to endorse their products. in one oftothe taking to the game. attitude towards it for a while. together and make it more seven birdies and an eagle in his final round in have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I However, without a logo allowed Aonlothis Nike cap or clothes these people trying arrangements. hard to change ‘Wewould have have seen allowed a little drop with couldof lead affordable game. Newcastle. have doneand that?grow Oh the yeah, if the members me.off If Mr to are complex that. It just takes time. the kids,’ he said. ‘There are fewer We need to get kids involved and Paul Lawrie: ‘It’s up to everyone “It feels great. I feel like I’ve been up there a few Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. to try to get together and make it numbers therecouple were even Nike‘Psaid get ashorter courses. Even times and never put my foot down to win it,” he It's eoplethey havewere let itstopping go for so making long thatequipment great time in our livesmake and the it's all about that now over than the next in a competitive more affordable’ three or four years ago. hole bigger, just to get kids enjoying said. “I have come close, so it’s nice to put the it is goingintowhich take aitwhile change, to secure nine per cent share of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and marketplace only tomanaged a bit more.’ demon off my back and get my first one.” but slowly we are getting there.’ ait married man and start a new chapter in my life.’ despite the patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy.

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Gregory made • THIS year’s Masters was foratHazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s in •myPORTSMOUTH’S bag as the odds Scott were stacked – soonmuch for me thinking my From a very large entry, the cutthe waslast made the most of his first Augusta golf coverage. against it. carpets were relatively clean! handicap 3.5 and sixty women golfers (21 ‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ experience. professionals & 49 amateurs) played in saidThey Rose. a course you can get to know • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight It didn’t take long to convince me the clubs say‘It's a bad workman blames their perfect spring conditions. andtools, be competitive here for a long, long time.’ • The 22-year-old secured his place years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face were right for me and I ended buying a 5 but this was definite proof that new through victory in the British Amateur of snooker and host major wood, which somehow travels 10 yards technology can make a big difference. The light south westerly breezeevents kept thesuch as the Olympics. Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th Championship , and had warmed up further than my current 3 wood and a players guessing and with the greens andSo, now second his to lastplay three withforgiving victory rescue in the Georgia Cup over • rvine atis 10.5 handing to Eilidhthe Barbour, above right, who joins a team that lovely, club which is now when I wentin out golfMasters, next, I running on theover Stimpmeter US amateur champion Curtis Luck – waspulled referring to 57-year-old American Fred includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the known as my ‘get out of jail’ club. out my temperamental 3 wood to pressure was on from the start. The wind and by watching hours of YouTube Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in PGA Championship in May. dropped a little for the afternoon round and footage from previous 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his I love a good gadget and I’mMasters. delighted with this was reflected in the better scores. last seven appearances. • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans my new vacuum cleaner which manages to • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as athe reporter Football Focus,aFinal Now, when it’s raining we naturally look down and you’d think this would help our game, scuff up even more rubbish. I’m also But course on once again proved sternScore, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup notnot enough to avoid the cut but he ‘I felt in control all of day,’ added. games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. after all many us Rose regularly chastise ourselvesdelighted for keeping our heads down when with my new clubs which, test for even the best who were fulsome in rackedend up invaluable exposure as he ‘Sometimes the rub of the green for you and wethankfully, taking shots. However, in thisissort of climate usually up rushing and making a are the opposite as they no their praise of the presentation of the golf works towards qualification for the ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing • Irvine wants sometimes isn't.shots. I hit a really good putt on 18 series ofitduff longer scuff up so much rubbish on course sosaid earlyshe in the year. to Those from the next Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of my family’. in regulation and thought it was going in. I see the course! north, as well as few from closer to home, Thehaving goldenmany autumn leaves maytobecome.’ a stunning backdrop and a feast for the eyes, but it’s myself more chances Yoursuch perfect venue… mats, no temporary greensDutrieux had not seen perfectwinter greens all winter! noWest Byfleet (73,75) and Sharna also a stark reminder the golfing season is over and ifBoth we don’t eye on our golf items keep were an a ‘considered’ from Wrotham Heath (78,71) both on total balls then they’re likely to stay hidden under the mass of leaves ground.toThe damp purchase butonit’sthe fantastic no longer Lauren Hillier from Newport Gwent playing 149. These two had also featured among the weather also means we need to find a safe, place forhave our score cards so they stay dry to focus like a Jedi Knight off +2 set the early pace with a morning prizes in 2016. and are smudge free (well at least legibility), so forget sticking themtoin‘feel yourtheback pocket trying force’ just round of 72 with six others all playing par 74 or using pens during the winter months otherwise youMcILROY could end up withenough something RORY dreamed of winning McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes to control muscle, a GreenorJacket better. that he Lauren Hillier had to settle for the best resembling a piece of abstract art. It’s also the could start ofwear the plugging season where balls atposture his forthcoming wedding. following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I and rhythm to lift morning round and Kerry Smith from can easily bury themselves in soggy ground and low lying strikes haveinlittle chance of a thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, the ball the right direction. However, come the afternoon, professional Waterlooville the best afternoon round with a decent run, unless they’re heading for a bunker!McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will very inconsistent. one thing I will change and try to Sophie Walker from Lancashire and winnerSo there's score of 73.Sophie Mills, playing off 2, from wed AmericanVacuuming fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. work on.’ maythebeannual tiring but of the event in 2009, pulled away and added John O’Gaunt Golf Club had a hole in one at The Green Keeper’s winter programme kicks about this time, starting with then bad golf can be a 69 (a gold cup course record) to her the 14th which brightened up her morning sweeping of sand over greens so golf balls inevitably end upanother sugaredtop coated the moment The deal trophy. with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making He secured ten finish at so Augusta, somorning must wait again forthe handsome completely exhausting, 74 to win round of 85 and inspired her to a 77 in they hit the green, making for some frustratinglya slow putts. It’s the not one the only item toeluding be chance to win Major title him as he for seeks to – 143.clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment maybe in hindsight I should Total 36 holes the afternoon. dusted with the grit, as the next 3 hours are likely to be the spent wiping crystals of sand offa career Grand Slam. companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and become first European to acomplete have employed cleaner hands, putters, clothes and later from the boot of your car - a stark reminder why you no irons,Jane Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. and spent more time Second was amateur Amelia Williamson This event is now coupled with the longer take trips to the beach. McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding practicing my swing on the from Royal Cromer on 146 (73,73). Third, Hampshire Rose taking place at North would Allman Each would obviously the world No.2 to endorse their products. ceremony the most famous planet: ‘It golf Thankfully there’s enough golfing technology available so inweone canofcourse. keep swinging ourjackets clubs on theamateur Gemma from Stanmore on like Hants Golf Club on April 9th. Those have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these throughout the year but one of the best tips for the colder months is still some good old 147 (73,74). In fourth place was Manager the 2016 & competitors who compete in the 72 hole Golf Professional have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr could lead to complex arrangements. fashioned thermals. It’s just a question of when to pull them out of the wardrobe because winner, professional Alex Peters from Shifnal, Gold Rose will be eligible for World Amateur Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. very excited.Tel: 01597 822 247 info@lwgc.co.uk if it’s too early in the season it could prove far too steamy! onWe're 148 (77,71). Golf Ranking Points. It's a great time in our lives© andClaire it's allKane about that over the next couple Nike said they were stopping making equipment in a competitive of Follow weeks my andtales I'll come back at the Players Championship and marketplace in which it only managed to secure nine per cent share © Claire Kane 2017 on twitter@golfsnippets She wasrefreshed closely followed by two up and In 2018 the Gold Cup will take place on a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’coming amateurs – Katherine despite the patronage Tiger Woods and McIlroy. O’Connor from ofSaturday April 14th.

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And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They made us proud, both of them.

Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We Scotland is the home of golf, and the delights of the country stretch well beyond the confines of Fife and St Andrews. were cheering each other on. We wanted to Throughout the there beat the other guy, not theland other lose it.’ are courses to be savoured, none more so than further north in the Highlands, an extensive

region which boasts the course described as the most picturesque in the land, at the Spey Valley Golf & Country Club.

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Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He has had his share of heartache over the years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘

‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf will take over for me.’ The MacDonald Spey Valley Golf & Country Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five Club is located in Dalfaber Village just onthe holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied theextra outskirts first holeofonAviemore, Sunday. the renowned ski resort nestling in the Cairngorms. When greens staff verywell busy, ‘I we feelvisited it is a the tournament I canwere still do in,’ keeping in prime condition, said Rose.the ‘It'scourse a course you can get to know and be competitive forspring a long,and long time.’ despite having hadhere a wet summer, and having hosted of the European Rose, who has tied second, Challenge Tourfinished event played earlier in10th and now second in his last three Masters, the year, and as a result the greens were was referring to 57-year-old American in excellent condition, despite the harshFred Couples, of the Green in be weather.winner In the coming winterJacket there will 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes an ample covering of snow which will bein his last seven appearances. clearly visible on the distant Cairngorms, and providing the perfect backdrop. ‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’

credibility to the scorecard, but only if the eagle, red squirrels among the numerous driver is working well, for anything offline delights spotted in the region. This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket is dead in the gorse and heather. Water There are numerous attractions to fill the comes into play late in the round, the 15th days, the Strathspey Steam Railway runs named Ord Ban is a dogleg, protected by regularly, and Sunday treat is to dine on the lake which runs along the fairway right board the train during the journey. The to the green, intimidating especially when Highland Wildlife Park is a great day out, it is a long approach shot. The next hole is with Land Rover tours throughout the day. It a par 3, but once again the lake has to be is home to some of the rarest cold climate played over to reach the putting surface, animals which are happily housed here, give yourself a pat on the back if you hold with polar bears, wolverines, reindeer, yak, the green and get a par. Overall a first class wolves and even the artic fox. It would be test of golf, with excellent greens helping difficult to visit Aviemore without taking potential of the surrounding natural beauty. the putting statistics, thoroughly enjoyable the fenicular railway to the top of the ski You have the Caledonian pine forests and an experience to be savoured in the slopes, and see the views, and on a clear and the natural water resource plus the • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made •months THIS year’s Masters was the last ahead. Our appreciation goes to for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s day Ben Nevis can be seen if the distance. Cairngorms in his the first background. the most of AugustaI insisted that golf coverage. resident Director of Golf Jonny and his In winter it will be a .hive of activity with we worked from inside the tree line, creating experience. assistant Professional Ben for the first class skiers and snow boarders on the piste no scars to the landscape, and adding to •hospitality Irvine, above shown left, to us,has andstepped ensuring down that after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight taking advantage thewill virtually permanent this beautiful part of the Scottishhis Highlands. • The 22-year-old secured place years asable thetocorporation’s lead anchor for sport, although of she remain the face we were complete the programme snows. We were too early for the snow in through victory You can only hope in thatthe theBritish design Amateur and of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. of games in the Highlands. The unexpected late September, but we were told it would Championship , andthehad warmed up construction achieves right result, we glorious sunny Autumn weather more than with victory in the Georgia Cup over arrive right, ere long. Thejoins Highlands havethat much • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above who a team have managed to give the course a look and helped.. Our unanimous view was that Dave US amateur champion Curtis Luck – includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the feel as if it had been here for many years. Thomas really had achieved all he had set and by watching hours of YouTube PGA Championship in May. The layout is capable of testing golf at the out to do at Spey Valley! The prestigious footage from previous highest level, ensuring thatMasters. the reputation clubhouse, been golf completed since •new Barbour has has covered for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans grows with each event held here. There are ouralast visit andoncompletes picture – Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as reporter Football the Focus, Final some outstanding holes, plus one or two well-appointed withfronts very good fayre and with of women’s football and women’s rugby. not enough to avoid the cut but he games. She also the BBC’s coverage sleeping to test golfers duringas play. rackedgiants up invaluable exposure he spectacular views of the distant Cairngorms. Spey Valley will surely become a recognised works towards qualification for the • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing The resort itself provides the ideal base landmark as a top quality next Walker Cup squaddestination. later this year. needs of my family’. with facilities for a golfing holiday, and with Ultimately this may prove to be my jewel in all the additional facilities available on site. the crown” There is a wide choice of accommodation, Our round started in the bright sunshine, log cabins, apartments and fully equipped with just a cool breeze still evident, and houses. It would have been easy to stay before long we realised why we had been site andthat indulge, RORY McILROY dreamed of winning a GreenonJacket he particularly McIlroywith hasaalso revealed he will make some equipment changes recommended to take a buggy, for there adjacentthe to Masters the could wear at his forthcoming wedding. very good nine hole course following - including playing with a different ball: ‘I are some long walks between green and house. However we have thought long discovered offer,was and doing with the added attraction the my golf ifball thistoweek weird things in the of wind, tee. Thewho course classic in design, and deal McIlroy, hasisjust signed a new out £89million willthe wildlife, verythen inconsistent. one thing I will change to the youwith wantNike, to see you have So there's Malt Whisky Trail, another tripand will try be on backAmerican along thefiancé River Spey. wed Erica After Stoll,aagentle USPGA worker.to go out and look for it. The worksearch on.’ proved agenda before too long. start you begin to realise the challenge well worth the effort, with osprey, golden Michael Rees lying ahead,another for the 4th a huge 3 over so must wait again for The deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making He secured top isten finishpar at Augusta, hundred yards, defences clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment atwo chance to win the with one added Major title eluding him as he seeks to from bunkers andEuropean gorse. The nameda career Grand Slam. companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and become the first to 5th, complete Creag Eabraich is another monster, this irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. McIlroy revealed had dreamed of standing at the wedding time a par 5 overthat 600heyards, three good Each would obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. ceremony oneme of in thechipping most famous jackets on the planet: ‘It would woods justingot distance, have been walk down aisle in However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these though Oldnice MantoPar was not the at home onthe Green Jacket. Would I have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr could lead to complex arrangements. the green despite a good chip. Then it is a Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. turn back toward the clubhouse from the It's a greatoftime our lives it's all about that over the next couple Nike said they were stopping making equipment in a competitive extremity theincourse. Theand conclusion ofofweeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and marketplace in which it only managed to secure nine per cent share the front nine offers chances to restore a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’ despite the patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy.

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The Spey Valley Championship course opened in July 2006, and has rapidly established itself as one of the premier courses in the region. It measures 7124 yards from the championship tees, a mighty test. It was designed by renowned golf course architect Dave Thomas, who considers it one of his very best. It is worth quoting the great man, for his words set the scene perfectly. He said “ When we first saw the land at Spey Valley, we recognised the

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Those who watched the splendid performance of Tyrrel Hatton as hewhoretained theRose, trophy And can forget seeing statuesquein the Dunhill Links Championship, will need and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to no introduction to this region. However there are more courses acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They madethe us proud, both known of them. than well Carnoustie Links waiting to be sampled. • From Page 3

For this is Carnoustie mere phrase conjures up ‘We arethe good friends Garcia said afterwards:Country, of linksland, bordered by long sandy soimages we were very respectful of each other. Webeaches, sand dunes and wonderful golf on. courses, home totosome of the oldest were cheering each other We wanted beat other guy, not the other it.’ golf the clubs in the world. Clubs thatlose are steeped in the history of the game, and that strive to preserve the traditions of the Heartache sport, and despite doing all that, ensure that the warmth of the welcome is always there for the visitor. Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He has had his share of heartache over the years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we The crowning glory, the Championship Course at Carnoustie, Montrose Golf Links could once claim to have the largest were 14 years old. ‘ the first tee standing out in front of the Carnoustie Hotel with number of holes, that was before the standard was set at ‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be a course that is rated one of the finest in the world, host to eighteen when St Andrews reduced the Old Course to that happy for a month and then golf will take number. Montrose had twenty five, and in 1866 a professional two memorable Open Championships in 1999 and 2007, both over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf yielding “home champions” in exceptional circumstances. The championship was held over all the holes, the largest ever to will take over for me.’ play off in ‘99 will always be remembered for the saga of Jean be played, with a winning score of 112. It is claimed to be the Van de Velde in the Barry Burn, detracting inevitably from the fifth oldest course in the world, and none would doubt it. Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five win by Paul Lawrie. Then the 18th cast it’s spell again in 2007, The present course is largely the work of Wille Park Jnr, who The invitation to be there again was too good to pass, so was holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the modified the earlier layout done by Old Tom Morris. Like quickly accepted. The golfing itinerary was mouth watering, first extra hole on Sunday. • PORTSMOUTH’S Scottit Gregory • THIS for year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s Monifieth was usedmade for final qualifying the Open in 1999 the chance to play again the links at Monifieth, Montrose, and the most of his first Augusta golf coverage. and again in 2007. In common with Monifieth, the holes are course at Carnoustie. ‘I the feelchampionship it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ experience. named, and they share some, notably The Rashies, Valley said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight and Wilderness areplace indicative of the landfall andcorporation’s the thinking lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ • The 22-year-old secured his years as the of the time. Both courses have a par of 71, and Montrose has events such as the Olympics. through victory in the British Amateur of snooker and host major par three’s Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th Championshipthree , andtesting had warmed upand only two par fives, though some theGeorgia fours mayCup need three shots•torvine get home. The views and now second in his last three Masters, with victory inofthe over is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that as you climb the first away clubhouse at Montrose US amateur champion Curtis Luck – from the was referring to 57-year-old American Fred includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the and by watching hours of YouTube Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in are spectacular, looking back toward town with the spire PGAthe Championship in May. when Padraig Harrington claimed the Claret Jug. footage from previous Masters. 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his in prominence, and along the beach to the neighbouring Standing on the first tee here is much like the Old Course at last seven appearances. Barbour covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans lighthouse, before getting back to•the task ofhas playing a tough St Andrews, there always seems to be a gallery, with a rising • Scott’s rounds ofwith 82 and 75 werebunkers and asgorse a reporter Football links, unforgiving for theon shots off Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup fairway and the of burn staring you in the and face,women’s a good drive is a not enough toline. avoid the cut but he ‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. games. also fronts the BBC’s coverage women’s football rugby. If times permits when you visit, thereShe is a shorter course good start. The 6th hole is Hogan’s Alley, the narrow channel racked up invaluable exposure as he ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and called Broomfield that is well worth the exercise, only 4825 betweenmy the on-air out of bounds left and thearound row of bunkers, down works towards qualification for the commitments the changing • Irvine wants to ‘re-align sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 yards, but an excellent way to sharpen the said shortshe game. which he drove in each round in 1953. However it was also the next Walker needs of my family’. first port call wasitMonifieth, has been played over Cup squad later this year. inThe regulation andofthought was going Golf in. I see 5th which counted, in the last round he had started with four There was to be an added bonus, an additional round for the myself having many for more chances to come.’ the links of Angus over four hundred and fifty years. There 4’s, his tee shot landed in a large divot, and he put his second afternoon, over the Burnside course at Carnoustie. As with were references in the Panmure Estates in the middle of the in the bunker with a poor stance and a horrid lie, he holed his many locations with more than one course, the championship 16th century that the local laird “exerciseth of gowf”. Monifieth shot and took the lead for the first time. The 8th is the first par layout inevitably gets all the glory, but many have other club was founded in 1888, and the medal course has been courses which are just as challenging and enjoyable. Burnside three, and a real toughie, before the long par four alongside described as the most scenic on the East Coast, though it RORY McILROYwas dreamed of winning a Green McIlroy the hasrailway also revealed willfront make some that endshethe nine. Theequipment Barry Burn changes casts it’s the course where Ben Hogan Jacket qualifiedthat whenhehe won the would be far from unique in that claim, but it is without any could wear at his forthcoming wedding. following the Masters including playing with a different ‘I meandersball: away Open in 1953, and it runs alongside the championship course shadow in front of the 10th green but then doubt a great test of golf. The original nine holes were laid thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, before it has the final say across the 17th and 18th fairways. with exactly the same terrain. After a gentle introduction to out by Allan Robertson and Alexander Pirie of St Andrews, McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to Two tremendous finishing holes that have harmed the greatest the course the bunkers and the burn start to impact. The 5th the outstanding golfers of the day, and play beganwed in 1845. It fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. American work on.’ players in the world, but a finish, along with the par 3 16th, that green is encircled by the Barry Burn, and is not a tee shot has been used as a venue for many Scottish Championships truly Nike magnificent. walk inand, the as shadow of the best players in for the faint hearted. The 17th is another hole to store in the and as the final qualifying course for the Open Championship The dealis with is for 10A years Nike has stopped making He secured another top ten finish at Augusta, so must wait again for the world, and it is probably the only sport which will allow you memory, like the 18th of it’s bigger brother alongside, this several times when Carnoustie hosted the main event. It has clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to to doAtso.the Stay in the same hotel, practice on the same is dominated by thea Barry It crosses the classic layout, out and back, though strictly it become is seven the first hole moment, McIlroy is using Callaway driversgreen and European to complete careerBurn. Grand Slam. the fairwaycompanies. and range, and play the same links, feel the same emotions, twice, the drive must be well struck to get near the first holes out, a loop of eight holes, and then three holes to come irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. savour the same elation. A superb way to end the tour. crossing, a second shot of over twowedding hundred yards over home. As with many old courses, the holes bear fascinating McIlroy revealed that he hadwith dreamed of standing at the burn to the green. The hole is aptly named “Sinkies”, itEach would obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. ‘It would ceremony in one the of the most famous jackets on the planet: names, the 3rd and 4th are The Roses and Featherbed, An excellent exposure to the delights of Carnoustie Country seen many those. haveare been nice tohas walk down theofaisle in the Green Jacket. Would I However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these though at 429 yards and 456 yards respectively they and it’s magnificent courses, simply fabulous golf. To those have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr could lead to complex arrangements. far from either. The three finishing holes will test the mettle, who have been before there is the traditional farewell “Haste Carnoustie Links is blessed with more than it’s golf courses, (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. particularly as there is often a wind blowing off thePayne sea, and ye back” and to any other discerning golfer I have one the wildlife is spectacular, beautiful grassland flowers, It's a great time in our lives and it's all about that over the next couple Nike said they were stopping making equipment in a competitive the clubhouses alongside the 18th fairway are a welcome recommendation – domanaged likewise. to secure nine per cent share wetlands, birdlife and for the lucky the early morning sighting back at the Players Championship refreshed and marketplace in which it only sight. A delight to play and a memorable return. of weeks and I'll come of deer grazing, a truly fabulous location. a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’ despite Michael the patronage Rees of Tiger Woods and McIlroy.

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JUSTIN ROSE: ‘I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR SERGIO. I WOULD LOVE TO WEAR THE GREEN JACKET, BUT IF IT WASN’T ME, I AM GLAD IT IS HIM’ • From Page 3 And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They made us proud, both of them. Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’

Heartache Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He has had his share of heartache over the years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘

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‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf will take over for me.’ Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the first extra hole on Sunday.

‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th and now second in his last three Masters, was referring to 57-year-old American Fred Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his last seven appearances.

‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’

• PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made the most of his first Augusta experience. • The 22-year-old secured his place through victory in the British Amateur Championship , and had warmed up with victory in the Georgia Cup over US amateur champion Curtis Luck – and by watching hours of YouTube footage from previous Masters. • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were not enough to avoid the cut but he racked up invaluable exposure as he works towards qualification for the next Walker Cup squad later this year.

• THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s golf coverage. • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the PGA Championship in May. • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing needs of my family’.

RORY: Green Jacket would have been good for the wedding! RORY McILROY dreamed of winning a Green Jacket that he could wear at his forthcoming wedding. McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. He secured another top ten finish at Augusta, so must wait again for a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam. McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding ceremony in one of the most famous jackets on the planet: ‘It would have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. It's a great time in our lives and it's all about that over the next couple of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’

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McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to work on.’ The deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. Each would obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these could lead to complex arrangements. Nike said they were stopping making equipment in a competitive marketplace in which it only managed to secure nine per cent share despite the patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy.

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‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know and be competitive here for a long, long time.’

Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th and now second in his last three Masters, was referring to 57-year-old American Fred Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his last seven appearances.

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‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’

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• From Page 3

The decision to conclude our Scottish Tour with a stay in the north of England proved to be a very rewarding one.

And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque Notdignified, only giving did itGarcia mean a wonderful place to play golf, but also that we could enjoy the multiple delights of Northumberland. and the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? Our accommodation overlooked the harbour, which was populated by a colony of eider ducks, not seen very often in the They made us proud, both of them.

south of England, but seemingly common in the North and unperturbed by human visitors to Seahouses.

Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’

Heartache Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He has had his share of heartache over the years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘

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The popular seaside town is blessed with two very fine golf Bamburgh Castle is a majestic sight, from whichever The wildlife to be seen on the Farne Islands is simply ‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be courses, the Seahouses Golf Club, just a mile out of town, direction you approach, fronted by the cricket square in the magnificent, and it is just two miles off the coast, it is the happy for a month and then golf will take and the nearby Bamburgh Castle Club. Both are set on the village, and set high on the basalt outcrop forty five metres most famous bird sanctuary in the British Isles. There is a over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf cliff tops, with spectacular views out to sea and with Holy high overlooking the bay. An impregnable fortress in it’s time, large colony of grey seals, over one thousand pups are born will take over for me.’ Island and world famous bird sanctuaries of the Farne Islands and one of the most important English historical sites, as each year here, as well as the multitudinous hordes of sea in the36, foreground. With a brisk the golf would there have been fortifications there since the year 420 AD. It birds nesting on every little cliff outcrop, nook or cranny or Rose, held a two-shot lead wind with blowing five be a challenge whenever chose to play. is open to the public and well worth the visit, for the collection space on the ground. We were fortunate that the puffins had holes to go but lost when we Garcia birdied the of armoury, porcelainmade and artwork•isTHIS spectacular, as is the was the arrived to nest early, for there wereface thousands the comical first extra hole on Sunday. • PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory year’s Masters last for Hazel Irving as the of the of BBC’s Our welcome at the golf club in Seahouses was warm and structure of the castle itself. It alsogolf houses a museum of little birds fluttering all around the boat. There are estimated the most of his first Augusta coverage. friendly, and we were promised a sunny, if breezy day on the ‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ experience. aircraft memorabilia, thanks to the man who purchased and by be over 70,000 nesting in the islands. As well as the links by the Club Secretary. The course is in two very distinct said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know • Irvine, above left, has stepped down years ofasguillemots, a golf presenter eight restored the castle, Victorian Tyneside industrialist William puffins thereafter were25 colonies razor bills,and gannets, parts, cliff top holes anda the newer road, and be the competitive here for long, long holes time.’across•the The 22-year-old secured his place years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face Armstrong. His home, Cragside at Cartington nearby, is eider ducks, common and artic terns, and gulls galore. A day which by contrast, were very typical parkland in nature. The victory in the British Amateur through of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. surrounded by over five acres of spectacular rock gardens. to remember with lots of birds to follow the very few birdies golf course proved to betied a delight, from the par threeChampionship first Rose, who has finished second, 10th had warmed up development, as it was the first It ,isand a treasure of industrial seen on the golf courses, but one certain to be repeated as to the challenging it was course to be enjoyed.with With victory in the Georgia Cup over and now second in18th his last three Masters, rvine is handing above right, who joins a team that place to be lit by electricity, and to•use hydraulic power over to to Eilidh oftenBarbour, as the opportunity arises. several spectacular holes thatAmerican instantly spring US The amateur champion Curtis Luck – was referring to 57-year-old Fred to mind. includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the drive domestic products such as washing machines and signaturewinner hole isofwithout doubtJacket the 10th, andLoch, by watching hours of YouTube Couples, the Green in called Logans PGA Championship in May. vacuum cleaners as well as farm machinery. footage set over a lake a very testing tee shot, it is name after from previous Masters. 1992, who has with had six top-20 finishes in his last • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans Mr seven Logan,appearances. a prominent member of the club who became the Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup first Scottish President of the English Golf Union. The• views not enough to avoid the cut but he ‘Ias feltyou in control all day,’ Rose added. games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. play the holes from the 11th to the 15th are absolutely racked up invaluable exposure as he ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and wonderful, with the Farne Islands, the beautiful beaches works towards qualification for the • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing sometimes it isn't. a really putt onwall 18 and rocks running north andI hit south and good the harbour with next Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of my family’. inthe regulation and thought it was going in. I see waves crashing over them. The short 15th is a delight, myself having many more chances to come.’ just 124 yards long, called The Cave, it is across a sea inlet, a deep ravine with a huge sea cave cut into the cllff face. One final name not to be forgotten, which will always be called to mind is the 16th, Totem Pole, for there is one on the fairway used as the ideal marker post, finished off with a delightfully RORY McILROY dreamed of winning a Green Jacket that he McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes inset green. A most enjoyable round of golf, and acould coursewear at his forthcoming wedding. following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I to be recommended to any travelling golfer who wants that thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, little something extra, when playing golf away fromMcIlroy, his home who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to boundaries. wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. work on.’Northumberland was a sheer delight, from the town of Berwick on Tweed all the way south to Alnmouth, there Cragside at Cartington The dealiswith Nike is forWe 10concluded years and,theastrip Nike stopped He secured another top ten finish at Augusta, so must wait again for much to see. by has visiting the making balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate withsetting equipment a chance to win the title himtoasvisit he the seeks The one driveMajor across theeluding causeway HolytoIsland is clubs and spectacular water gardens at Alnwick before off for At the moment, McIlroy is using become the first unusual, Europeanfortoitcomplete a career Slam. is only open at low Grand tides, but well worth it to companies. the journey back to Shropshire. There Callaway is much todrivers see in and the irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. see the Priory and Lindisfarne Castle. The chance to explore gardens, with massive tumbling water displays, done every McIlroy revealed that he hadIslands dreamed standing the wedding the Farne wasoftoo good toatmiss, and with boat trips half hour, when over 7000 gallons of water per minute ‘It full would obviously thetheworld No.2 to endorse products. ceremony in one run of the famoussetjackets planet: at most with ideally times,on wethe could make use of the Each would cascade down.like With Poison Garden and thetheir Treehouse have been nice todays walkthat down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes were flying by. The Longstone Lighthouse stands on Restaurant, it proved a great way to end our trek norththese to the have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr could lead to complex arrangements. the outer group of the Farnes, it was made famous in 1838 majestic Scottish Highlands and the raw natural beauty of Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. by Grace Darling when she and her father rowed out from Northumberland. It's a great time in our lives and it's all about that over the next couple Nike said they were stopping making equipment in a competitive the lighthouse and rescued nine survivors from the stricken Michael Reesit only managed to secure nine per cent share of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and marketplace in which vessel on Big Harcar a married man and startForfarshire a new chapter in my life.’in tremendous stormy seas. despite the patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy.

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JUSTIN ROSE: ‘I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR SERGIO. I WOULD LOVE TO WEAR THE GREEN JACKET, BUT IF IT WASN’T ME, I AM GLAD IT IS HIM’

Hampshire’s Justin Rose has collected his • From Page 3 MBE at Buckingham Palace – and spoken of his pride in the achievement. And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque After collectinggiving his honour, said: ‘It willto and dignified, Garcia Rose the thumbs-up sit in pride of place with my other trophies.’ acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They37-year-old, made us proud, The who both won of thethem. U.S. Open in 2013, said that ‘to be awarded an MBE is arepride.’ good friends Garcia saidyou afterwards: something take with‘We great so we were very respectful of each other. We The 2016 Olympic title had been a key aim were cheering each other on. We wanted to for Rose, who secured his place in Olympic beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’ history when golf returned to the Games for the first time since 1904.

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Looking forward, Rose said Europe Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He has had his share of heartache over the years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘

A Struggle for Trump’s courses in Scotland

‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf will take over for me.’ Losses at Trump Turnberry more than doubled £17.6million Rose, 36,toheld a two-shotpounds lead withinfive 2016 revenue fell 21 percent to the holes while to go but lost when Garcia birdied £9million. first extra hole on Sunday. The company blamed the loss to currency ‘I feel it is a tournament I canbeing still do well for in,’ fluctuations and the resort closed said Rose. ‘It's a course youofcan know renovation for six months the get year.toTrump flew to Turnberry reopen resort on and be competitivetohere for athe long, long time.’ June 24, 2016, the day after the U.K. voted to leave thehas European Rose, who finishedUnion. tied second, 10th and now second in his last three Masters, Trump’s course north of Aberdeen also was referring to 57-year-old American an Fred posted widening losses of £1.4million, Couples, of winner of the Green Jacket infell increase 28 percent, while revenue 1992, who has six top-20 finishes 12 percent. The had company said the drop in his last seven appearances. revenue was due to the fall in the price of oil, the subsequent downturn in the economy of northeast severe winter ‘I felt in controlScotland all day,’ and Roseaadded. storm whichthe damaged part of the site. ‘Sometimes rub of the green is for you and sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt Trump has poured millions into both of on his18 in regulation and thought it was going in. I see courses in Scotland but neither has made myself having many more chances to come.’ a profit under his ownership. Turnberry has been Trump’s most costly investment. In 2016, he increased his loan to the company to £112million, up from £63million the year before, as he renovated Turnberry’s hotel and reconfigured its championship golf course.

will relish the opportunity to rise to the occasion against favourites USA in next year’s Ryder Cup. Thomas Bjorn’s side will be aiming to regain the trophy when the two sides meet at Le Golf National in the outskirts of Paris next September. Europe are unbeaten on ‘home’ soil since 1993 but Rose, who has only missed one edition of the tournament since 2008, believes the hosts will face tough opposition. ‘The American team are the favourites,’ he said, ‘and obviously you look at the way

they demolished the International team in the Presidents Cup a recently. ‘They are incredibly strong. They have got tons of confidence but I almost think that is what inspires the European team on. The Hampshire star, world No 13, has been an integral component within the European set-up under previous leaderships, helping José María Olazábal and Paul McGinley to victories in 2012 and 2014 respectively. He added: ‘We have competed well but the European team relish the underdog role. ‘Losing the Ryder Cup hurts more than

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winning feels good - so the whole team is going to galvanise and get together. We know we are playing against one of the strongest US teams ever, so to beat them we have got to come together.’

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Swede Anna Nordqvist claimed the first women’s major title by a European since 2009 with a play-off victory at the Evian Championship in France. The 30-year-old world number 13, five strokes behind overnight, carded two eagles Rory McIlroy is unlikely to hit a golf shot in in a six-under 66 to finish nine under with anger until next year. Scott Gregory made • PORTSMOUTH’S • THIS year’s Masters was the last for HazelAmerican Irving asBrittany the face of the BBC’s Altomare. In torrential The made decision to launch the28-year-old most of his firstthe Augusta golf coverage. rain, Nordqvist won at the first extra hole theexperience. second episode of his career by taking a with a bogey five to record her second long break to give his body a rest. • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after Major 25 years a golf presenter and eight title as after the LPGA Championship • The 22-year-old secured his place years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain face He hit the pause button at the end of a winless eight years ago. It was her secondthe major through victory in the Amateur of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. season which finished withBritish a miserable 63rd title, eight years after the first, and came a Championship and had warmed up place in the Dunhill,Links Championship, and is few short months after she battled a bout of with victory in the Georgia Cupstroke overuntil • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right,fever. who joins a team that unlikely to play another competitive glandular Winning ways:Peter McIlroy inAlliss, Major champion times amateur champion Curtis Luck – includes Ken Brown and Andrew‘My Cotter. She her debut at the theUSAbu Dhabi Championship in January. grandfatherwill wasmake an amazing person and and by watching hours of YouTube PGA Championship in May. A new generation of young talent is snapping He will give himself time to entirely clear the he still inspires me today,” Nordqvist told previous atfootage his heels,from and he must getMasters. back the fitness niggling injury with rehabilitation work in the CNN Sport. • Barbour golf and is familiar to sports fans level which won him four Majors so far. gym, which has will incovered turn allow himfor to BBC spendRadio 5 Live ‘He has always been a huge inspiration -• Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup more time on the range. It is two years since he picked up his fourth he’d always email me, text me or Skype me not enough to avoid the cut but he games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. Major and in 2015, his season was ruined by to tell me to always keep my head up and ‘I will have six intensive weeks over Novemberracked up invaluable exposure as he a freak football injury. Since then his game has December time where I will be getting my never give up. works towards qualification for the • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing been mediocre. Dogged by a rin injury. body right. It’s been tough because physically ‘The last couple of months haven’t been next Walker Cup squad later this year. needs of my family’. I haven’t been where I have needed to be and McIlroy wants to overtake Gary Player’s total easy for me but I’ve just tried to do my best wanted to be this year. of nine Majors to become the game’s most and it’s paid off.’ successful non-American golfer. ‘And that takes its toll mentally because you feel like you are trying to prepare and trying to McIlroy is convinced the debilitating rib injury, practise but you just can’t quite. I haven’t felt which first surfaced while finishing second Anna Nordqvist: 100 per cent totally prepared any week that in last January’s South African Open, is the RORY McILROY dreamed of winning a Green Jacket that he McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes Five strokes behind I’ve played because of the injury.’ prime reason for his lack of 2017 victories. overnight,ball: before‘Ia could wear at his forthcoming wedding. following the Masters - including playing with a different pair of eagles thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. work on.’ The event was reduced to 54 holes So if a kid asks me for an Rory McIlroy remembers the day Roy after Thursday’s opening round was I always pictured give soautograph, 10 years and, as Nikeofhas HeKeane, secured anotherabove, top tenrefused finish attoAugusta, must wait again for try toThe deal with Nike is for abandoned because highstopped winds making and do he it.’ seeks to him an to autograph. clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment a chance win the one Major title eluding him as heavy rain. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and become first European to complete a career McIlroy Grand Slam. goes through sixcompanies. to nine balls Young the Rory spotted former Manchester England’s Georgia Hall was the highest per round: ‘Every time I need new wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. United captain Keane on international irons,aTitleist placed Briton, mixing three birdies with four I look for a young kid in the crowd duty with Ireland: ‘I went and McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing one at the wedding bogeys in a 72 to end four under par in a between holes to give it to them. A small asked him for of histhe autograph at the would Each would obviously likeshare the world No.2 to endorse their products. ceremony in one most famous jackets on the planet: ‘It 11th. English number one Charley to me can Imean a lot to a kid, who a logo allowedofon Portmarnock he said have been nice toLinks walkHotel downand the aisle in the Greenthing Jacket. Would However, without his Nike cap or clothes these Hull had three successive birdies in an mightallowed be inspired play.’ No.done I’m sure alright, butmembers it sort ofwould have have that?he’s Oh yeah, if the me. If to Mrgo and could lead to complex arrangements. eventful 70 that left her joint 33rd on one stuck with me ever since. Asked he would oblige Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We'rewhether very excited. over par for the tournament. if Keane evercouple asked himNike for his for all anabout that over It's‘Where a greatI’ve timeasked in oursomeone lives and it's the next said they were stopping making equipment in a competitive World number one Ryu So-yeon of South autograph, McIlroy said: ‘Only if he in which it only autograph as a kid and they didn’t give of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and marketplace managed secure nine back per cent Korea was onetoshot further in a share tie for gives me his…’ it to me I’ve never liked them since. a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’ despite the patronage of 40th Tiger after Woods and McIlroy. a 70 on the final day.

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Trump loaned an additional £1.2million to his resort north of Aberdeen in response to declining revenue and an increase in net liabilities, bringing the total amount he has loaned the company to £40.6million. The Aberdeen property, which Trump opened in 2012, has faced stiff opposition from local residents and authorities for years because of planning and environmental issues involved in constructing a golf course on delicate sand dunes. Trump also lost a court battle to try to stop an offshore wind farm that he said would mar the views from the property. His plan to build a second course north of Aberdeen is awaiting planning approval.

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JUSTIN ROSE: ‘I AM REALLY HAPPY FOR SERGIO. I WOULD LOVE TO WEAR THE GREEN JACKET, BUT IF IT WASN’T ME, I AM GLAD IT IS HIM’ • From Page 3 And who can forget seeing Rose, statuesque and dignified, giving Garcia the thumbs-up to acknowledge a great shot down the 18th? They made us proud, both of them. Garcia said afterwards: ‘We are good friends so we were very respectful of each other. We were cheering each other on. We wanted to beat the other guy, not the other lose it.’

Heartache Rose said: ‘I am really happy for Sergio. I would love to be wearing the Green Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He has had his share of heartache over the years. We have been friends for a long time and playing golf against each other since we were 14 years old. ‘

This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idols Seve Ballesteros and Jose Maria Olazabal as a Masters champion. Right, 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia into the famous Green Jacket

‘We will get up tomorrow and he will be happy for a month and then golf will take over; I will be unhappy for a month and golf will take over for me.’ Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the first extra hole on Sunday.

‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th and now second in his last three Masters, was referring to 57-year-old American Fred Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his last seven appearances.

‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’

• PORTSMOUTH’S Scott Gregory made the most of his first Augusta experience. • The 22-year-old secured his place through victory in the British Amateur Championship , and had warmed up with victory in the Georgia Cup over US amateur champion Curtis Luck – and by watching hours of YouTube footage from previous Masters. • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were not enough to avoid the cut but he racked up invaluable exposure as he works towards qualification for the next Walker Cup squad later this year.

• THIS year’s Masters was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the BBC’s golf coverage. • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the PGA Championship in May. • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby.

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RORY: Green Jacket would have been good for the wedding! McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. He secured another top ten finish at Augusta, so must wait again for a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to become the first European to complete a career Grand Slam. McIlroy revealed that he had dreamed of standing at the wedding ceremony in one of the most famous jackets on the planet: ‘It would have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed me. If Mr Payne (Augusta chairman) would have allowed me. We're very excited. It's a great time in our lives and it's all about that over the next couple of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’

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thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to work on.’ The deal with Nike is for 10 years and, as Nike has stopped making clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. Each would obviously like the world No.2 to endorse their products. However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes these could lead to complex arrangements. Nike said they were stopping making equipment in a competitive marketplace in which it only managed to secure nine per cent share despite the patronage of Tiger Woods and McIlroy.

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are a sought after element of many a golfers game. Many players I teach struggle with the strike and gaining enough height to get a Heartache ball to stop on a green. Some find their irons go the same distance Rose said: ‘I am really happyHere’s for Sergio. I you can improve those irons and so barely use them. how These days you can find so much information concerning the golf swing. would to be wearingtumbling the Green Jacket This one’s for you, Seve: Garcia said it was ‘amazing’ to join his Spanish idolsThe Seve Ballesteros and Jose Olazabal aswith a Masters champion. Right,tips 2016 champion Danny Willett helps Garcia is into the famous Green findlove your scores as a result. internet isMaria littered different and lessons. This great in Jacket but if it wasn't me, I am glad it is him. He some respects but can be disastrous in others. Great if those tips fit in Remember you hit the little ball then the Big ball… to make contact with the golf ball first has had his share of heartache over the but still brush planet earth is of utmost importance. I believe golfers don’t make a decent with your swing style but a nightmare if they don’t. This is because not years. We have been friends for a long time contact with the grass under the ball therefore never expose the ball to all that lovely loft on all swing types have the same fundamentals. and playing golf against each other since we

the club face. Certainly a good amount of ladies I teach don’t take a divot. were 14 years old. ‘ The main problem here is usually in your posture. Get set and feel like you’re going to run ‘We will get upYou tomorrow andtipped he willfrom be your hips and your weight planted onto the balls somewhere. should be happy forfeet. a month and then agolf willintake of your As if returning serve tennis. If you want a mini check ensure you can tap over; will beupunhappy for Ifa you month yourI heels and down. canand tap golf your toes you are sat back and will lack balance and will takemuch over for pretty rockme.’ as you swing. That feeling of being ready and grounded should up your confidence massively. It’s a very safe feeling at address. Rose, 36, held a two-shot lead with five Secondly to gain a decent amount of power without throwing your entire self into the shot holes to go but lost when Garcia birdied the you need decent wrist hinge. This is when that club is set half way back and forms an first extra hole on Sunday. Scott Gregory L shape with your arm. (Left arm for right handers).• PORTSMOUTH’S If you suffer from an overswing or made the most of his first Augusta generally lack power from a collapsed left arm then chances are you aren’t holding that club ‘I feel it is a tournament I can still do well in,’ experience. correctly. Too many golfers find they wear a patch in their glove on the heel of their palm. said Rose. ‘It's a course you can get to know This is down to holding it too much in that palm and not low enough down in the fingers. and be competitive here for a long, long time.’ • The 22-year-old secured his place What this does is lock your wrists and you miss out on all that swishy power! Check your through victory in the British Amateur grip by hanging your arms down and forming gentle fists with your hands. The club should Rose, who has finished tied second, 10th Championship , and had warmed up fit into the fingers of those fists. Now you’ve freed your wrists up get set for a surge in your and now second in his last three Masters, with victory in the Georgia Cup over club head speed. Effortless shots should follow. Your pitching and bunker shots will benefit US amateur champion Curtis Luck – was referring to 57-year-old American Fred also. If your wrists are working properly then you will not need as much backswing. That and by watching hours of YouTube Couples, winner of the Green Jacket in whoosh that good hand action gives you really sends the ball flying. footage from previous Masters. 1992, who has had six top-20 finishes in his last seven appearances. • Scott’s rounds of 82 and 75 were not enough to avoid the cut but he ‘I felt in control all day,’ Rose added. racked up invaluable exposure as he ‘Sometimes the rub of the green is for you and works towards qualification for the sometimes it isn't. I hit a really good putt on 18 next Walker Cup squad later this year. in regulation and thought it was going in. I see myself having many more chances to come.’

Let me give you an example. Imagine that a golfer has a naturally flat, rounded golf swing. If this same golfer looks on the internet and decides to copy Louis Oosthuizen’s address position, which is very upright, he won’t have a very happy time. A flat rounded swing is more suited to a bent over posture. An upright posture will make his already flat swing even flatter. The ensuing downswing could cause the player to top the ball, hit fat, hook and push. It could also have the opposite reaction by forcing him to come over the top and chop down on the ball. So, as you can see, it is very easy to get things wrong. Any fix that you apply must suit the DNA of your golf swing. Over the years many golfers have come to me in a real pickle because they have been trying to improve their ball striking by making changes that are not applicable to • THIS year’s was the last for Hazel Irving as the face of the their swing type.Masters Some have wrongly blamed the lack of ability or confidence forBBC’s their inability golf coverage. to improve. In reality this was rarely the case. It was more that they hadn’t been using fixes that suited the DNA of their swings. • Irvine, above left, has stepped down after 25 years as a golf presenter and eight years as the corporation’s lead anchor for sport, although she will remain the face of snooker and host major events such as the Olympics. • rvine is handing over to Eilidh Barbour, above right, who joins a team that includes Peter Alliss, Ken Brown and Andrew Cotter. She will make her debut at the PGA Championship in May. • Barbour has covered golf for BBC Radio 5 Live and is familiar to sports fans as a reporter on Football Focus, Final Score, the Euro 2016 tournament and FA Cup games. She also fronts the BBC’s coverage of women’s football and women’s rugby. • Irvine said she wants to ‘re-align my on-air commitments around the changing needs of my family’.

RORY: Green Jacket would have been good for the wedding! RORYballs McILROY ofwith winning a Green Jacket that he McIlroy has also revealed he will make some equipment changes To further encourage that WHOOSH have a go hitting with a 7dreamed iron off tees your feet could wear your at his forthcoming wedding. following the Masters - including playing with a different ball: ‘I together. This will promote great wrist hinge as you are taking body out of the equation. Pictured are impact positions of Louis Oosthuizen and Sergio Garcia. Both are great players thought my golf ball this week was doing weird things in the wind, A very simple swing though it to just think about brushing the grass beneath the ball. If you but with completely different swing types. Both impact positions suit the DNA of their actions McIlroy, who has just signed a new £89million deal with Nike, will very inconsistent. So there's one thing I will change and try to can almost do a practice swing behind the ball then just think to yourself you are doing perfectly. Sergio’s bent over, rotating body suits his flat laid off backswing perfectly - while wed American fiancé Erica Stoll, a USPGA worker. work on.’ anther one yet allowing the ball to just get in the way. This is a way of conning yourself Louis’ extending, thrusting type impact suits his upright swing to a tee. into swinging all the way through the ball to a balanced finish. That finish position is also a Sergio hadagain Louis’forimpactThe position he would well makeand, contact withhas the stopped ball. He definitely deal with Nike isdofor 10toyears as Nike making He secured another tenthrough finish atyour Augusta, soIfmust wait serious element to consider. If you want to maximise your power and top cruise wouldn’t be the golfing superstar we all know and love. clubs and balls, it lets McIlroy’s team negotiate with equipment a chance to win the one Major title eluding him as he seeks to game with confidence then you need to look the part at the end of each shot. A balanced companies. At the moment, McIlroy is using Callaway drivers and European to complete a career From Grandwhat Slam. I have said in this article, you probably realise that it’s important to know the DNA finish position will help you to feel in control and become it will tellthe youfirst whether you truly committed irons, Titleist wedges and ball and a Scotty Cameron putter. of your swing. Your swing is going to naturally favour one of the two swing types illustrated. to that shot and transferred your weight onto your front foot. Aim to always brush the McIlroy of standing Some at the golfers weddinghave a combination of the two. For these golfers the combination that works best grass and finish the swing, the ball just gets in the way. revealed That is a that hint he youhad candreamed take through ‘It would and Sergio’s Each would obviously like thethe world to endorse their swing products. ceremony in one of the most famous jackets on the planet: is Louis’ backswing impact. Being taught rightNo.2 movements for your your entire game. Commit to the shot in hand and don’t let your mind wander to what this have been nice to walk down the aisle in the Green Jacket. Would I However, without a logo allowed on his Nike cap or clothes thesewell type is crucial, as the fundaments are quite different. What works for one won’t work very particular shot is worth, simply focus on where you want to hit that shot and send it there. for the other.me. When someone for thearrangements. first time, I am very careful to look at the have done that? Oh yeah, if the members would have allowed If MrI’m coaching could lead to complex Good luck with sharpening your iron game up and if you’d like tochairman) take your golf to the characteristics of their swing so that I can select the right moves for a positive outcome. Payne (Augusta would havenext allowed me. We're very excited. level contact me on katie@katiedawkinsgolf.co.uk and we can make a Winter It's a great time in our lives and it's Plan all about that over the next couple Nike said were stopping making equipment a competitive If you need some help deciding howthey to improve your striking please contactinme. that will see your golf soaring come Spring 2018.of weeks and I'll come back at the Players Championship refreshed and marketplace in which it only managed to secure nine per cent share Email: martin.butcher@aim.com mbtourcoach.com a married man and start a new chapter in my life.’Mobile: 07787 887578 despite the patronage of Tiger WoodsWebsite: and McIlroy.

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