Facts and figures behind this week’s 85th Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club
What: 85th Masters Tournament
When: April 8-11
Who: 88 golfers, including three amateurs. For a look at the field, click here.
Why: First major championship of men’s golf season
Purse: To be announced ($11.5 million in 2020, of which $2 million went to winner Dustin Johnson)
Format: 72 holes of stroke play, with a cut to the low 50 and ties after 36 holes
TV: Thursday 3-7:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN (replay 8-11 p.m.), Friday 3-7:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN (replay 8-11 p.m.), Saturday 3-7 p.m. EDT on CBS, Sunday 2-7 p.m. EDT on CBS. For more details, click here.
Defending champion: Dustin Johnson, with a record 20-under 268 score in the 2020 Masters, which had been postponed until November because of the COVID-19 pandemic
Crowd: Spectators – or, patrons, in Augusta parlance – will return to Augusta National this year, though in limited numbers because of the ongoing effects of the pandemic. Club officials did not release details of the anticipated attendance.
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