There is no doubt that Rory McIlroy has cut a rather depressing figure of late. It may be cliché to write about the world number three, only writing about Tiger Woods would be more frowned upon. Whether you agree he deserves his current world ranking or not, there is a distinct sense that all is not well in the McIlroy camp.
One of the most eagerly anticipated tournaments in the Masters 77-year history is nearly upon us. There are so many storylines coming into this year's event; Tiger's return to world number one, Rory's struggles before finding form, memories of the former Champions in the field and the teenage prodigies playing for the very first time.
Tiger Woods is once again the No.1 golfer in the world, ousting Rory McIlroy after winning at the Bay Hill classic on Monday. Nike decided to celebrate the achievement in their inimitable Nike style; a shot of Tiger simply framed with the quote "Winning takes care of everything". It's a touch of brilliance.