Facts and Figures For 87th Edition of the Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Facts and figures for the Masters:

Tournament: The 87th Masters Tournament.

Dates: April 6-9.

Site: Augusta National Golf Club.

Length: 7,545 yards.

Par: 36-36—72.

Purse: To be announced ($15 million in 2022).

Field: 89 players (seven amateurs), with one spot open for Texas Open winner.

Cut: Top 50 and ties.

Defending champion: Scottie Scheffler.

Last year: Scottie Scheffler capped off an incredible 56-day stretch by winning the Masters for his fourth victory. Even with a meaningless four-putt on the final hole, he closed with a 1-under 71 for a three-shot victory over Rory McIlroy. Scheffler was tied for the lead when he chipped in for birdie on the third hole as Cameron Smith made bogey. No one got closer the rest of the way. McIlroy holed a bunker shot for birdie on the 18th hole for a 64, tying the record for lowest closing round at the Masters.

Tiger tales: Five-time champion Tiger Woods has never missed the cut as a pro at the Masters. He has played against top competition only three times, most recently at Riviera seven weeks ago, since the last Masters.

LIV and let live: The field includes 18 players whom the PGA Tour has suspended for signing with Saudi-funded LIV Golf. Seven are Masters champions.

The course: The tee on the par-5 13th has been extended about 35 yards so that it now plays at 545 yards. It is likely that players will be hitting a 4-iron or more to reach the green in two.

Grand Slam, Act IX: Rory McIlroy tries for the ninth time to win the Masters and complete the career Grand Slam.

The odds, according to FanDuel Sportsbook: Rory McIlroy (+700), Scottie Scheffler (+750), Jon Rahm (+850), Jordan Spieth (+1700), Tiger Woods (+5500).

Key statistic: Rory McIlroy is playing in his 15th Masters. Mark O’Meara (15) and Sergio Garcia (19) are the only players with that many appearances before winning the green jacket.

Noteworthy: Scottie Scheffler has not finished worse than a tie for 12th in his seven tournaments this year.

Quoteworthy: “It’s Tiger coming. You have the LIV-PGA Tour mashup at the Masters, which is a traditional environment. It’s going to be a media frenzy. I think it will be a huge mosh pit of everything. For the golf fan, I think it will be awesome.” — Xander Schauffele.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (ESPN); Saturday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CBS); Sunday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. (CBS).

Interactive: https://www.masters.com/en_US/index.html. Live video channels from the 4th, 5th and 6th holes, Amen Corner, the 15th hole, 16th hole and a featured group. Estimated times — Hole Nos. 4, 5 and 6 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the weekend; Amen Corner (Nos. 11, 12 and 13) from 10:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the weekend; Nos. 15 and 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on the weekend; and featured group from 9:15 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 10:15 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekend. The Masters iPad application will display the video channels and a live digital simulcast of CBS Sports’ weekend coverage.


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