Darren Clarke hopes to find form at Augusta Masters

Northern Ireland's Darren Clarke hopes he can find the good form which has so far eluded him this year when he competes in this week's Masters at Augusta.

The 2011 Open champion believes his ball striking has improved in recent weeks, but there is still room for improvement in his putting and reading of the greens.

The Dungannon man will be playing in The Masters for the 12th time and says that Augusta is "a golf course I know pretty well".

Clarke adds that he expects at least one of his compatriots, Rory McIlroy and Graeme McDowell, to be challenging at the top of the leaderboard.