Overseas visitors driven by a long-held ambition to play on a course in the country they regard as the “home of golf” have helped boost the economic value of golf tourism in Scotland by 30 per cent over the past decade.11 comments
After years spent reporting on major golf events around the world, Lawrence Donegan found himself watching the 2013 Masters tournament in Augusta from home.
Even for fearless youngsters, it’s one of the toughest challenges in sport. The record books showing that it’s nudging towards 40 years since the Masters produced a first-time winner is proof of that. Add the likes of Tyrrell Hatton to the list of players to discover how difficult it is to, well, master Augusta National.
Jordan Spieth and Henrik Stenson headed a host of big names to miss the Shell Houston Open cut in their final warm up for the Masters, where Tiger Woods could be set to make his return after being included on the interview schedule for the season’s opening major.