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Category: The Masters

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Tiger Woods’s true legacy would be to end ‘the look’ that marks US golf’s race divide | Ewan Murray

Claiming a fifth Masters title was a remarkable triumph for Tiger Woods but the colour split at Augusta remains as stark as it was when he won his first Green Jacket 22 years agoThis time last week, we had all been reminded of “the look”. Tiger Woods, …

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Michael Jordan says Tiger Woods’ comeback is ‘the greatest I’ve ever seen’

Woods won Masters at weekend after decade of struggleJordan and Woods’ friendship forged on sporting greatnessMichael Jordan, who famously came back from retirement to add to his haul of NBA titles, has paid tribute to Tiger Woods’s return to the peak …

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Tiger Woods’ Masters win was no tale of redemption – it was revenge | Marina Hyde

His stunning return to golf’s major highs thrills as much for him sticking it to the old guard as it did for pure sporting spectacleAs someone who cried at Tiger Woods’s spectacular Masters victory on Sunday – having spent years waiting for it and much…

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‘This one means the most’: a journey through Tiger Woods’s travails | Scott Murray

It has been hard to follow during his barren spell, not least because much of it could be viewed only through the fingersBrexit, Trump, the hot priest in Fleabag, Israel, Messi, Ronaldo: there are plenty of hot-button topics guaranteed to spark friendl…

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Was Tiger Woods’s Masters win the greatest comeback in sporting history? | Andy Bull

Sport is not short of second comings after adversity – Ali in boxing, Seles in tennis, Lauda in F1, even Hogan in golf – but there is an extra dimension to Woods’sIn the spring of 2014 Tiger Woods was at work on the range around the back of his house, …

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Tiger Woods’s peers all agree his return to the top is great for golf

• Rory McIlroy: ‘I couldn’t be happier, it is a great day for golf’• Brooks Koepka: ‘The atmosphere around Tiger is mind-blowing’It is highly rare for those defeated to take such joy from the identity of the winner. That Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, X…

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‘It feels like I have come full circle’ – Tiger Woods celebrates Masters win

• ‘The kids are starting to understand how much golf means to me’• ‘I’m just lucky to be able to do this again,’ says championWhen Tiger Woods won the Masters for the first time in 1997 the first person he met when he came off the 18th green was his fa…

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Tiger Woods completes a tale of persistence for the ages at the Masters | Andy Bull

Two years after contemplating retirement the American has eclipsed Ben Hogan’s remarkable recoveryThis one was for the sinners, one for the egotists, addicts, idolaters and fornicators, for those who have suffered, those who have recovered and all the …

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How Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters – in pictures

Scenes from Augusta National as the golf legend claimed his first major title since 2008, his 15th major overall, and his fifth green jacket in a remarkable return to glory Continue reading…

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Tiger Woods wins amazing fifth Masters 14 years after his last Green Jacket

• The 43-year-old wins 15th major by one stroke at Augusta• Johnson, Koepka and Schauffele share second placeTiger Woods wins the Masters. If ever five words did not do justice to an outcome …Let debate now rage as to where this sits in the pantheon of…

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The Masters 2019: final round – live!

Augusta updates with early start due to weather forecastCheck out the on-course latest with the official leaderboardAnd feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 12.55pm BST The play-off format. If the leaders are tied after 72 manic holes, it’ll…

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Tiger Woods’ roar is back at Augusta but Ian Poulter is no passenger | Andy Bull

As the crowd’s fervour over Woods ebbed and flowed, ‘some guy in a visor’ was also doing brilliant thingsPampas, the 7th hole, sits in the heart of Augusta National. From the back of the green there, beneath the big leaderboard, one can see some of wha…

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Francesco Molinari two ahead at Masters but Tiger Woods is prowling

• Open champion Molinari is on -13 after third round • Tiger Woods and Tony Finau sit joint-secondMaybe Tiger Woods should employ the services of the security officer who earned infamy at Augusta National on Friday by slide-tackling the 14-times major …

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The Masters 2019: third round – live!

Updates from the third day at Augusta NationalYou can email Scott here with your thoughtsSecond round report: Woods throws down gauntletAndy Bull: Mickelson scents success againThe official Masters leaderboard 11.33am BST I could wax lyrical about the …

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Tiger Woods in vintage form as he throws down Masters gauntlet

• Francesco Molinari leads European charge at Augusta National• Brooks Koepka shares lead after shaky start to second roundFrom within inches of disaster to touching distance of the Masters lead. Even taking into account the extraordinary circumstances…

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Phil Mickelson scents the sweet smell of Masters success again

The American, chasing a fourth title at Augusta, looks in good shape after changing his routine in the tournament buildupManners matter around Augusta. The club’s official guide for spectators opens with a short note from Bobby Jones on the proper “Con…

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Sports quiz of the week: Masters, macaroni cheese and match point

Who found love? Who served steak? Who had a massive boost?Who hosted a dinner party this week and laid on a menu of rib-eye steak, mac and cheese, creamed spinach and creamed corn?Jordan SpiethPatrick ReedSergio GarcíaRory McIlroyRory McIlroy is aiming…

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The Masters 2019: second round – live!

Live updates from the second round at AugustaThe official Masters leaderboardKoepka and DeChambeau share the leadMcIlroy suffers Augusta swings and roundaboutsEmail your thoughts and questions to Scott here 2.20pm BST Patton Kizzire was leading the Mas…

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Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau share the lead in Masters

• Ian Poulter the leading Briton as Americans dominate day one• Tiger Woods rolls back the years with superb round of 70A riled Brooks Koepka tends to be a dangerous Brooks Koepka. This golfer, who derives ongoing inspiration by what he perceives as a …

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Rory McIlroy suffers an opening round of swings and roundabouts | Andy Bull

The Masters pre-tournament favourite was left with plenty to meditate on after struggling to read the greensIt is surprising Rory McIlroy is not a superstitious sort, since he seemed to have tried every other little thing he can think of that might hel…