On Thursday, golfer Phil Mickelson began the day quite early and ended late at the Augusta Masters and he fought gamely to hold his hopes alive for a 4th green jacket.

The forty-one year old American fan favourite was on hand – dressed in his Masters green jacket – to see golfing legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player set the white ball rolling as honorary beginners after the sunrise. After that, he did little practice, had a bath and returned to tee-off in the final grouping of the day.