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2021 Masters Tournament at a glance

Scoreboard before 2021 Masters
A leaderboard stands near the No. 1 hole at Augusta National Golf Club before play at the 85th Masters Tournament.

Facts and figures behind this week’s 85th Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club

What: 85th Masters Tournament

When: April 8-11

Where: Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Club

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

Course details: 7,475 yards, par 72 (1932 Bobby Jones-Alister MacKenzie design that has been lengthened over the years)

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.

Oddsmakers’ favorite: Johnson, at 8-1, according to GolfOdds.com. For more insight on the favorites, click here.

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