The azaleas are back in full bloom at Augusta National Golf Club this week as the 2021 Masters Tournament gets underway less than six months after the 2020 rendition.
Dustin Johnson will look to defend his Masters championship after capturing his first green jacket with a course-record 268 (20 under par) last November.
Johnson’s accomplishment came while no fans were in attendance due to the coronavirus pandemic, but this week’s tournament will feature roars from the crowd as Augusta National is permitting a limited number of patrons. Who stands in the way of a potential DJ repeat? Could it be the red-hot Jordan Spieth or the tour’s newest father, Jon Rahm?
Here’s everything you need to know about the 84th Masters Tournament:
When is the 2021 Masters Tournament?
When: April 8-11, 2021
Where: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
TV Information: Watch on Golf Channel, ESPN and CBS
Stream: Golf Channel, WatchESPN, CBS All Access
Where can I watch the 2021 Masters Tournament?
Round 1: Thursday, April 8 at 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Round 2: Friday, April 9 at 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Round 3: Saturday, April 10 at 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., CBS
Round 4: Sunday, April 11 at 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., CBS
Coverage is available each day until 3 p.m. on Golf Channel’s website.
What are the 2021 Masters tee times?
Michael Thompson and Hudson Swafford will be the first pairing to tee off on Thursday at 8 a.m.
The sweet spot for Round 1 starters is undoubtedly between 9:36 and 10:54 a.m., when featured groups including Jason Day, Bubba Watson (the 2012 and 2014 Masters champion), Brooks Kopeka, Sergio García (2017 Masters champion), Webb Simpson, Johnson (2020 Masters champion), Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, Rahm, Xander Schauffele, Patrick Reed (2018 Masters champion) and Daniel Berger are all set to go.
Other notable groups Thursday afternoon include 2020 U.S. Open champion Bryson DeChambeau and 2013 Masters champion Adam Scott at 1:36 p.m., followed by Justin Thomas, Tony Finau and Louis Oosthuizen at 1:48. The last group -- consisting of Spieth (2015 Masters champion), Collin Morikawa and Cameron Smith -- will tee off at 2 p.m.
The second round kicks off with Vijay Singh (2000 Masters champion) and Martin Laird at 8 a.m. The tee times in the ten o’clock hour feature lots of big names, ranging from three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson to betting favorite Patrick Cantlay. Also in that window are starting shots from DeChambeau, Thomas and Spieth’s group.
There are other notable groupings teeing off between 12:12 and 1:36 p.m. on Friday, including Watson, Johnson and García. Former tournament champs Charl Schwartzel (2011) and Danny Willet (2016) also start their rounds, along with young stars Abraham Ancer, Viktor Hovland and Joaquín Niemann.
Who has the best odds to win the 2021 Masters Tournament?
Johnson is the favorite, but several other top players are close on his heels (odds provided by our partner, PointsBet):
Daniel Berger: plus-4000
Sungjae Im: plus-4000
Paul Casey: plus-4000
Tyrrell Hatton: plus-5000
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