What’s in JT Poston’s winning golf bag?
Explore 33,000+ golf courses in 180 countries.
Follow the latest news and trends in golf.
Connect with like-minded golfers.
Find everything you need for your golf equipment and gear needs.
Travel, golf resorts, lifestyle, gear, tour highlights and technology.
The 2020 Masters will be like no other, having been moved from April to November due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We answer the most important questions ahead of golf’s most glamorous tournament.
It has been pushed back from April 9-12 to November 12-15, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yes, Tiger Woods will be back to defend the title he won last year to cap an incredible comeback.
There will be a number of officials and crew on course, but there won’t be any fans, or ‘patrons’, in attendance due to COVID-19 concerns.
No, the Masters has been played in April every year apart from the inaugural event in 1934 which ended in late March.
The climate in Georgia is on average cooler in November than in April. (21°C average high compared to 25°C). There is a 40 percent chance of rain on Thursday and Friday, while it’s expected to be sunny and 21°C on Saturday and Sunday.
Yes, due to the cooler temperatures the course will likely play softer and longer. But the bentgrass greens should still play firm and fast.
There is around three-and-a-half fewer hours of sunlight in November compared to April, so to complete the first two rounds before sunset players will go off the 1st and 10th tees.
Autumnal shades will replace the usual red, pink and white of the famed azaleas. It won’t be the first time though. In 2012 all the flowers bloomed a week early and were gone by the time the first player teed off.
After his six-strokes win at the US Open in September, Bryson DeChambeau is favourite. Followed by Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Cantlay, and then Tiger Woods.
Possibly. The American has been testing a 48-inch driver – the longest permitted on the PGA Tour. He is averaging drives of 344 yards this year, but carried a drive 403 yards in the air in practice this week.
If Rory McIlroy wins he will complete the fabled career grand slam of winning all four majors: the Masters, US Open, PGA, and The Open. Only five players have achieved this: Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and Tiger Woods.
The winner will take home $2.07m from a total purse of $11.5m.
A replica of the Masters trophy, a gold medal and the club’s famed green jacket, which was first handed out in 1949.
Augusta National is a par 72 course. It has been lengthened in recent years and now measures 7,475 yards.
It’s a 72-hole stroke-play event contested over four days. The field includes 96 players. To make the cut after 36 holes, players must be in the top 50 places. Those within 10 strokes of the lead also make the cut.
In 1997 at the age of 21. He is still the youngest player to ever win the Masters.
Tiger Woods (1997) and Jordan Spieth (2015) share the lowest 72-hole score in Masters history: 18-under (270).
Tiger Woods won by a record 12 strokes in 1997.
The 2021 tournament will resume its normal place in the schedule: April 8-11.
Following this week’s tournament, the groundskeepers at Augusta will then have just under five months to get the course ready again for the 2021 Masters, which is two months shorter than usual.