When is the Masters 2024? Guide together with the place to look at and LIV gamers | EUROtoday

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The first of the yr’s 4 main golf tournaments, the Masters is a fixture of the spring sporting calendar, timed to come back to a head when the azaleas are in full bloom in Georgia.

When does the Masters begin?

This yr’s match acquired beneath approach on Thursday, April 11, and concludes immediately: Sunday, April 14.

The conventional par three contest was on Wednesday, April 10, that includes the households of a few of golf’s high gamers. There have been 107 holes in a single made on the par three contest because it was inaugurated in 1960.

How can I watch the Masters on TV?

In the UK, the Masters is broadcast completely on Sky Sports Golf.

Free-to-air protection is on the Masters web site, the place viewers can watch each particular person shot a couple of minutes after it occurs.

Radio protection of the match within the UK is on Talksport.

In earlier years the Masters has been proven on free-to-air tv within the UK, both reside or as highlights. Last yr, nonetheless, the BBC reduce ties with the match fully.

Alternatively, you may bookmark this web page and return to observe the match on our reside weblog, with commentary and evaluation from Augusta National.

Where is the Masters performed?

The Masters is the one considered one of golf’s 4 majors that’s performed on the similar course annually.

Augusta National Golf Club is within the north east of Georgia, near the border with South Carolina. Augusta National is without doubt one of the most unique golf golf equipment on the earth. There are understood to be solely about 300 members, amongst them Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. The solely strategy to play the course is by invitation of a member.

There is a extra pernicious aspect to the membership’s exclusivity, although. Augusta didn’t allow an African American member till 1990, whereas there have been no feminine members till 2012 when Condoleezza Rice joined.

What is the Masters prize cash?

This yr’s complete purse is anticipated to be $18 million (£14.2 million), the identical because it was final yr. The winner takes $3,240,000 (£2.51 million) with incrementally much less prize cash for every of the highest 50 finishers.

The winner additionally get a reproduction of the official trophy (which by no means leaves the membership). The champion golfer additionally receives a gold medal and, most coveted of all, a inexperienced jacket.

There are additionally trophies for ending second, being the main novice golfer, recording the bottom rating of the day, hitting a gap in a single, hitting an eagle and hitting a double eagle.

Technically talking, gamers obtain an invite to play within the Masters. Unlike the US Open or the Open Championship, there isn’t a ‘open’ qualification course of.

There are 20 alternative ways to verify an envelope from Augusta drops via your letterbox. The easiest method is to be within the high 50 of the world rankings on January 1.

All earlier Masters champions can play, ought to they select to take up the invitation, in addition to these gamers who completed within the high 12 of the earlier yr’s match.

Any participant who received a fully-sanctioned PGA Tour occasion the earlier season may also guide their place for Augusta. The similar goes for any participant who achieved a top-four end in any of the earlier season’s majors, whereas main winners safe their Masters berth for 5 years.

Any participant on the earth’s high 50 the week earlier than the Masters may also be invited. The Masters additionally reserves the best to ask wildcard gamers.

The remainder of the sphere is made up of the winners of the novice recreation’s most distinguished occasions. The Masters is a smaller area than the opposite three majors, with round 90 gamers normally in attendance.

At this yr’s match there will probably be solely 5 or 6 British golfers (relying on whether or not Danny Willett is properly sufficient recovered after shoulder surgical procedure). James Corrigan explains why so few UK gamers now make it to Augusta.

Will LIV golfers be on the Masters?

Yes, however in decrease numbers than final yr. The major drawback for LIV golfers is that tournaments on the breakaway circuit don’t supply world rating factors, that are the route by which most gamers qualify for the Masters (see above).

The LIV golfers who will probably be on the 2024 Masters are Bryson DeChambeau (as a result of he received the 2020 US Open), Cam Smith (who received the 2023 Open Championship), Brooks Koepka (who received the PGA Championship in 2019), Jon Rahm, Patrick Reed, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia, Charl Schwartzel, Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson (who’re all earlier Masters champions), Tyrrell Hatton and Adrian Meronk (who have been on the earth’s high 50 earlier this yr) and Joaquin Niemann (who acquired a particular invitation).

Will Tiger Woods be enjoying?

Yep. The five-time champion turned up at Augusta to begin practising on Sunday and performed an earlier observe spherical over the Easter weekend.

Woods continues to recuperate from the 2021 automobile crash that nearly price his proper leg however his withdrawal from the second spherical of the LA Open in February – his first official occasion in 10 months – led to doubts he would seem on the season’s first main.

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