The Masters, April 11-14 - Schedule, TV Times, and Tee Guide

The season's first major golf tournament is upon us once again with The Masters taking place at the iconic Augusta National in Georgia, USA. The 88th edition of The Masters will be played between April 11-14, and as usual, you can follow the entire tournament with ESPN and CBS.

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Tournament Schedule:

  • Day 1 (Thursday 4/11)
    12:30 - First Round
  • Day 2 (Friday 4/12)
    12:30 - Second Round
  • Day 3 (Saturday 4/13)
    15:00 - Third Round
  • Day 4 (Sunday 4/14)
    15:00 - Fourth Round

*Times are preliminary and may change

Course Guide Hole-by-hole

Course Guide Hole-by-hole

Hole Name Yards Par
1 Tea Olive 445 4
2 Pink Dogwood 585 5
3 Flowering Peach 350 4
4 Flowering Crab Apple 240 3
5 Magnolia 495 4
6 Juniper 180 3
7 Pampas 450 4
8 Yellow Jasmine 570 5
9 Carolina Cherry 460 4
10 Camellia 495 4
11 White Dogwood 520 4
12 Golden Bell 155 3
13 Azalea 545 5
14 Chinese Fir 440 4
15 Firethorn 550 5
16 Redbud 170 3
17 Nandina 440 4
18 Holly 465 4
Total 7,555 yards Par 72

About The Masters

The Masters is considered one of the most prestigious tournaments of the golf season and is one of the four majors, which also include the PGA Championship, U.S. Open, and The Open Championship. The tournament is always played on the same course, Augusta National, making it unique in this context. The course has become known within the golf world as one of the toughest and most challenging courses to play.

Who Gets to Play The Masters?

Like other majors, only the very best players get the chance to showcase their skills at The Masters. A player who wins the tournament automatically qualifies for all future Masters tournaments, as well as the other majors for the next five years, provided the player is not an amateur.

The Masters is a competition steeped in tradition and history. Among the most noted traditions is the green jacket that is awarded to each winner of the tournament. The jacket is to be worn by Masters winners when they are at Augusta National and is a symbol of their past achievements.

Who Are the Favorites to Win This Year's Masters?

As we look ahead to this year's Masters, the golfing world is abuzz with predictions and speculations about who will don the green jacket come April. A couple of names stand out as potential favorites, each bringing their unique storylines to Augusta National.

Firstly, Scottie Scheffler, the 2022 Masters champion, has been a topic of much discussion. Despite facing challenges with his putting stroke in the latter half of the 2023 PGA Tour season, Scheffler managed to secure two wins, both occurring before the Masters. With six total victories over the past two years, his position as the World No. 1 seems secure for the foreseeable future. Scheffler's resilience and proven track record at Augusta make him a compelling contender for this year's tournament.

On another note, Will Zalatoris, after a nine-month hiatus due to a back injury, appears to be making a strong comeback. The 27-year-old Californian had a rocky start at the Sony Open, missing the cut, but showed significant improvement in his performance with finishes of T-34, T-13, and an impressive T-2 in his next three events, all on the West Coast. The familiar settings of these events seemingly played to Zalatoris's advantage, raising the question of whether the grand stage of the Masters will similarly uplift his game. Having finished T-8 or better, including three runner-up finishes, in his last nine major appearances, Zalatoris's major championship pedigree cannot be underestimated. His recent form, coupled with his history in the majors, positions him as a serious contender for the Masters title.

Competition Format

The format for The Masters is not different from other tournaments during the season, aside from the quality of the players and the difficulty of the course being significantly higher. All players play a total of 36 holes over the first two days of the tournament. Afterwards, the best players advance to the third and fourth rounds played over the weekend. The players with the fewest strokes after all 72 holes are played are the winners of The Masters 2024.

Previous Winners of The Masters

  • 2023: Jon Rahm (-12)
  • 2022: Scottie Scheffler (-10)
  • 2021: Hideki Matsuyama (-10)
  • 2020: Dustin Johnson (-20)
  • 2019: Tiger Woods (-13)