One of the most anticipated majors for golfing fans, the Masters Tournament marks the beginning of the majors in golf. Last year, Scottie Scheffler won the Masters 2022 and will be looking to defend his Green Jacket at the Augusta National Golf Club this year. This year, the Masters will be hosting its 87th edition and will be broadcasted in over 200 countries.
It is important to note that participation in the Masters has always been through invitations only. The tournament is known to feature one of the smallest fields among all other golf’s major championships. The criteria for being invited to the tournaments include past winners, recent major champions, leading finishers in the previous year’s majors, leading players in the PGA tour, and leading players in the Official World Golf Ranking.
For those wondering about the schedule, dates, and how to watch The Masters 2023, here is a comprehensive guide on the first major championship of golf for this year.
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Schedule and dates for the Masters 2023
The Masters 2023 will be starting on Thursday, April 6 at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA. The tournament will be having four rounds, with the final round to be held on Sunday, April 9. Preparations for the tournament, however, will begin on Monday, April 3 when players will get to play practice rounds.
Before the Masters starts on Thursday next week, April 5th, Wednesday, will be reserved for the annual tradition of holding a competition at the par-three course. An interesting fact about this competition is that no player who won at the par-three course went on to win the Masters.
Here is a closer look at the schedule for Masters 2023.
|April 3-4||Practice Rounds, Champions Dinner||–|
|April 5||Par 3 Contest||–|
|April 6||Honorary Starters Ceremony, First Round of Masters Tournament||8 am EDT onwards|
|April 7||Second Round of Masters Tournament||8 am EDT onwards|
|April 8||Third Round of Masters Tournament||10 am EDT onwards|
|April 9||Fourth of Masters Tournament, Green Jacket Ceremony, Trophy Presentation||10 am EDT onwards|
Where to watch the Masters 2023?
For viewers in the United States, Masters will be broadcasted on ESPN and CBS. The Augusta has placed certain restrictions on coverage permits, with full coverage only available from 1 pm ET on the initial few days. However, the coverage will increase over the weekend.
For viewers in the UK, Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event will be doing the live coverage for the event. Full coverage will begin on Thursday from 8 pm GMT onwards. However, coverage of featured groups and selected holes can be done via the red button from 2 pm GMT.
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