GOLF’S first major of the year is here as The Masters returns to Augusta, with the best in the business heading to Georgia in pursuit of a coveted green jacket.
There’s some fierce competition at the top, with golfing big guns including Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy all in with a serious shout, while Hideki Matsuyama has a real chance of being the first Japanese man to win a major.
Golf fans may have their eyes on America, but for football it all gets going at Dens Park with Dundee welcoming Aberdeen on Friday night (March 31).
There’s plenty of domestic action on both sides of the border this fortnight and Saturday’s (April 1) fixtures kickoff with a Merseyside derby as Liverpool welcome Everton to Anfield before Sunday’s (April 2) double dose
as Hearts face Celtic in the SPL in the early afternoon ahead of Arsenal v Man City.
Midweek trade could get a lift as Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United welcome an Everton side that’s sure to be a bit tired in the legs after their weekend fixture. Closer to home Rangers head to Kilmarnock next Wednesday (April 5) before travelling north to face Aberdeen on Saturday (April 9).
The fortnight is rounded off with some truly mouth watering Champions League ties (April 11&12).
Gordon Strachan will no doubt hope his side can mimic the quality found in Scottish rugby this year when welcoming Slovenia to Hampden on March 26. The national side has made something of an atrocious start to its Russia 2018 campaign, but miracles can and do happen in sport, and heaven knows Strachan needs one now.