IT’S 20 years since half of Wales stayed up until midnight to watch Ian Woosnam win the US Masters at Augusta. Anthony Woolford caught up with our greatest ever golfer to reflect on how those four days in Georgia changed the rest of his life.

AS soon as he arrived at Augusta National this week (sponsored byt the Free Golf Bet website) it was more of a stroll down memory lane than Magnolia Drive as Ian Woosnam’s mind wandered back 20 years.


Ross Fisher and Retief Goosen are tied for the lead in the opening round of the Masters Tournament, golf’s first major championship of the season.

Fisher, an Englishman who teed off in the first group of the day, is 4-under par through 15 holes at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Goosen, from South Africa, made an eagle on the par-4 first hole and is 4 under through seven.


Japanese teen golf prodigy Ryo Ishikawa teed off Thursday in the 75th Masters with hopes of providing people struggling in his disaster-ravaged homeland some much-needed inspiration.

The 19-year-old superstar has vowed to donate his entire 2011 season golf prize money winnings to relief efforts in the wake of last month’s earthquake and tsunami that left 26,000 dead in Japan.