Augusta is ready to host another edition of the US Masters, with all the star names heading to the world-famous course to try and win the renowned green jacket.
Ahead of Thursday’s tee-off, we’ve put together a guide of all you need to know about the legendary US Masters…
What is the US Masters?
The US Masters is one of four major professional championships in professional golf, forming part of the PGA Tour.
The tournament was first played in 1934, where American Horton Smith beat fellow American Craig Wood by two strokes. It took a three year break during World War II between 1943 and 1945.
Patrick Reed is the reigning champion, beating Rickie Fowler by one stroke in the 2018 US Masters. Reed finished the tournament on 15 under par, picking up $1.98m in prize money.
Who is playing in the 2019 US Masters?
Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth are just some of the big names competing in the 2019 US Masters, with McIlroy looking to win his first green jacket. His best finish came in 2015, where the Northern Irishman finished fourth.
Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler also return to compete in this year’s tournament, and are among the favourites to win in Augusta.
Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson and Louis Oosthuizen are just a number of veterans and golfing legends to be attending the four-day tournament in Georgia.
What are the 2019 US Masters odds?
McIlroy sits as the early favourite to claim his first green jacket in the 2019 US Masters. He’s 8/1 to top the leaderboard after the final round on Sunday.
Johnson and Justin Rose are likely to be McIlroy’s closest competition. Johnson is the man in form which makes him the 10/1 second-favourite to win in Georgia, with Rose sitting third in the running at 14/1.
Reigning champion Reed isn’t in the best shape coming into the tournament in Augusta. He’s a 50/1 long shot this year, but his win last year could spur him on.
When is the 2019 US Masters?
The 2019 US Masters will get underway on Thursday 11th April, with the first group teeing-off at 1:30pm UK Time, and the four rounds will run until Sunday 14th April when the winner will be crowned.
Where is the 2019 US Masters?
The 2019 US Masters tournament will take place at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.
The course was formerly a plant nursery, with each hole on the course being named after the tree or shrub which it has become associated with, for example the first hole is named ‘Tea Olive’, with hole 18 called ‘Holly’.
The UK is five hours ahead of Augusta, which means the majority of the action will be taking place during the evening.
How can I watch the 2019 US Masters?
Sky Sports Golf will be have coverage from Augusta throughout the weekend, with live action on the course from 8pm on the first three rounds.
Sunday’s action, round four, will go live from 7pm until the tournament winner has been crowned.
BBC Two will have highlights on day one and two at 7:00pm on Thursday and Friday, with live action from the course coming from days three and four. Saturday’s live action starts at 7:30pm, with Sunday’s live pictures from 6:30pm.
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.