Tune in to Gem for live coverage of The Masters’ first round starting at 5am on Friday!
Less than five months after the non-world1 Dustin Johnson won his first green jacket, the world’s best golfers are back in Augusta from tomorrow morning (AEDT) for the sport’s most prestigious award
After the 2020 schedule is ruined by the COVID-19 pandemic, The Masters are back to their traditional April location, with the famous course set to play very differently from the one featured in November
Five Australians – Cameron Smith, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Marc Leishman and Matt Jones – are on the pitch, but with Day and 2013 Masters champion Scott both falling in the standings in the past two years, none of them are considered one of the favorites
Perhaps the best-placed Aussie leading up to The Masters is Smith, who at 27 is starting to reach his prime and has taken over from the Aussie leader (mule haircut and all) He has long been considered a pending major champion and appears to have the best chance of the five of winning Australia’s first major title since Day won the PGA Championship in 2015
Standing in its way is a powerful American contingent, led by Johnson and the world no2 Justin Thomas
While Tiger Woods will be a notable absentee after being hospitalized in a shocking car crash in late February, his absence comes at a time when the top of the tree in World Golf is littered with Americans, with a crowd. of them at the top chances to put on the green jacket
Johnson and Thomas are the top two picks for bookies, but behind them are Bryson deChambeau and a resurrected Jordan Spieth who shattered his long PGA Tour drought with a victory in Texas last week
All four days of The Masters will be broadcast on Gem starting at 5 a.m. (AEST) on the first three days of the tournament and at 4 a.m. for Monday, when the winner of the green jacket will be determined.
The tournament will also be broadcast on 9Now, with three additional special feeds showing Amen Corner, feature packs and the 15th and 16th holes
Wide World of Sports has you covered, with our match center, which will be updated in real time and include the latest video highlights
Make no mistake, the players who take the Masters course are there for one of the sport’s most prestigious awards, the green jacket.However, the healthy wallet provides its own motivation
For this year’s tournament, the total purse is north of $ 15 million (AUD) with the winner taking home just over $ 27 million
The top five will all pocket over $ 500,000 for their four days on the job and even those who miss the cup and are home before the weekend (U.S) will leave Augusta with over 35,000. $ each
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