Iain Carter

BBC golf correspondent

Analysis and opinion from our golf correspondent

About Iain

Iain has been the BBC's Golf Correspondent since 2003.... Read more about Iain Carter

Since then he has led commentary teams for 5 live at major championships and Ryder Cups. Accruing hundreds of thousands of airmiles each year, Iain travels the golfing globe to provide reports, blogs and tweets from all of the game's most important tournaments.

In his spare time Iain desperately tries to cling on to a single-figure handicap.

A sports journalist since the mid-1980s, he also commentates on rugby union and tennis.

Justin Rose

'Rose should be on honours list'

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Justin Rose's latest victory provides further evidence he is not only a brilliant golfer, but one of the strongest competitors in the game.

The South Africa-born Englishman's triumph in New Orleans was the 18th of his professional career. It was a gutsy display that told plenty about the tough-as-teak temperament of someone otherwise regarded as the Tour's 'Mr Nice Guy'.

The European Tour's quiet revolution

Read full article on European Tour: Appointing Keith Pelley signals new direction

Somewhat incongruously, the European Tour chose the eve of a busy sporting weekend to announce a move of potentially far-reaching implications for the future running of golf.

Sporting attention was centred on upcoming football and rugby cup semi-finals, the latest round of Formula One and the end of an enthralling first Test in the West Indies.

Glorious Spieth & a vintage Masters

Read full article on Jordan Spieth's Masters win will live long in the memory

So how was it for you? Four-stroke victories achieved wire to wire can often make for relatively dull tournaments, but not at the 2015 Masters.

Jordan Spieth's glorious landmark victory capped a vintage running of the annual Augusta gathering. It is one that will surely live long in the memory.

Who might win Masters Green Jacket?

Read full article on Masters 2015: Who might deny Rory McIlroy the Green Jacket?

If Rory McIlroy is to be denied a career Grand Slam at the Masters it may be because of the quality of the opposition rather than his problems with the course.

McIlroy's best finish at Augusta came last year when he was eighth behind Bubba Watson. The world number one has yet to find his best form on a layout that theoretically should set up well for his playing style.

McIlroy will win four Masters - Els

Read full article on The Masters: Rory McIlroy will win at least four green jackets - Els

Ernie Els is convinced Rory McIlroy will complete the career grand slam with a Masters victory and predicts the Ulsterman will land at least four green jackets.

But the 45-year-old South African, who has won two Open and two US Open titles, is living proof there are no guarantees when it comes to winning at Augusta.

New breed take onus off ailing Woods

Read full article on As Masters beckons, young guns take onus off wounded Tiger

Rewind almost a year and you'll recall the pessimism that surrounded golf as a wounded Tiger Woods announced he was missing the Masters for the first time in his professional career.

As he went under the knife to repair the troublesome back that had carried the weight of the sport for the better part of two decades, a significant void appeared to be opening up in the game.