Amount, in millions of dollars, that the winner of today’s Masters Tournament will pocket. It’s a record amount for the Masters, out of a tournament-record $11.5 million purse, for the annual event at Augusta National Golf Club. Last month, the PGA Tour boosted the purse for the Players Championship to a record $12.5 million, of which $2.25 million went to winner Rory McIlroy.
Hour, in the morning today Eastern Daylight Time, that the final round of the Masters Tournament will begin, according to a statement issued Saturday by Augusta National Golf Club. In a nod to the inclement weather forecast for later today in Augusta, Ga., threesomes will begin on the first and 10th tees at Augusta National. Leader Francesco Molinari of Italy will tee off at 9:20 a.m. on No. 1 with Americans Tony Finau and Tiger Woods, who are two shots back, in second place. CBS will begin its broadcast at 9 a.m. EDT. Today will be the first time that the Masters has started from both nines on the final round (tee times).
Number of consecutive holes that third-round Masters leader Francesco Molinari has played bogey-free at Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Club. He has yet to make a three-putt in 54 holes and ranks second for the week in putting, with 80 putts (scores).