When is The Masters?

Scottie Scheffler will be bidding to defend his title at The Masters  (Getty Images)
Scottie Scheffler will be bidding to defend his title at The Masters (Getty Images)

Augusta National hosts the first major of the golfing year as The Masters returns in 2023.

Scottie Scheffler pulled on the famous green jacket for the first time last year, and will be among the top contenders as he bids to again win one of the sport’s most prestigious prizes.

But with Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy in strong form, the tournament should be hotly contested.

The return of a group of LIV Golf rebels adds a layer of extra intrigue to proceedings, with past winners Patrick Reed and Dustin Johnson among those set to compete.

Here’s everything you need to know.

When is The Masters?

The 87th edition of The Masters will be held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia in the United States over four days from 6 April to 9 April.

How can I watch it?

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the action on Sky Sports, the exclusive broadcast partner for The Masters in the country. Extensive coverage will be shown on the Sky Sports Golf channel throughout a busy week at Augusta, while subscribers will also be able to watch via Sky Go.

Are LIV players competing at The Masters in 2023?

The Masters has the smallest field of golf’s four men’s majors. Participation is via invite only. The tournament has confirmed that players who elected to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series who meet the qualifying criteria will be invited, despite their exclusion from the PGA Tour.

Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, Charl Schwartzel and Phil Mickelson qualify as former green jacket winners, while Cameron Smith, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka qualify as a result of winning a major in the past five years.

Masters odds

Scottie Scheffler 15/2

Rory McIlroy 15/2

Jon Rahm 8/1

Jordan Spieth 16/1

Cameron Smith 20/1

Justin Thomas 20/1

Patrick Cantlay 20/1

Max Homa 20/1

Collin Morikawa 22/1

Xander Schauffele 22/1

Jason Day 22/1

Dustin Johnson 22/1

Tony Finau 25/1

Will Zalatoris 30/1

Sam Burns 33/1

Viktor Hovland 33/1

Matt Fitzpatrick 35/1

Sungjae Im 35/1

Tyrell Hatton 40/1

Hideki Matsuyama 40/1

Tiger Woods 45/1

Shane Lowry 45/1

All others 50/1 or higher