AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Facts and figures for the Masters:
Tournament: The 84th Masters.
Dates: Nov. 12-15.
Site: Augusta National Golf Club.
Length: 7,475 yards.
Par: 36-36 72.
Purse: To be determined ($11.5 million in 2019).
Field: 96 players (6 amateurs).
Cut: Top 50 and ties, and anyone within 10 shots of the lead.
Autumn in Augusta: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down golf for three months, the Masters is being held in November for the first time.
Defending champion: Tiger Woods.
Last year: Woods won his fifth Masters and 15th major — his first since the 2008 U.S. Open — by coming from two shots behind in the final round and closing with a 2-under 70 for a one-shot victory over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele. Francesco Molinari had a two-shot lead on the back nine until hitting into the water on the 12th for a double bogey. The final round featured a two-tee start and times were moved up because of storms that never arrived. For Woods, the victory capped a remarkable comeback from four back surgeries.
Quiet, please: No patrons are allowed on the grounds for the first time because of the pandemic. Players may bring a significant other along with a coach and a trainer. Augusta National members also are allowed.
Sunrise, sunset: With Daylight Savings Time over, there is roughly 10½ hours of daylight in November, compared with nearly 13 hours available in April. The Masters will use both tees at the start of the weekday rounds for the first time since rain delays in 2005.
Tiger Tales: In the five majors Woods has played since winning the Masters, he has missed the cut three times and finished out of the top 20 in the other two.
Grand Slam, Act VI: Rory McIlroy tries for the sixth time to win the Masters and complete the career Grand Slam.
The odds: Bryson DeChambeau is the betting favorite at 8-1, followed by Rory McIlroy and Jon Rahm at 12-1. Tiger Woods is 35-1.
Key statistic: Tiger Woods has never missed the cut at the Masters as a pro.
Noteworthy: The Par 3 Contest has been canceled because there will be no spectators.
Quoteworthy: “It’s going to be eerie. It’s going to be different. But at least we’re playing for a green jacket.” — Rory McIlroy.
Television: Thursday-Friday, 1-5:30 p.m. (ESPN); Saturday, 1-5 p.m. (CBS Sports); Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (CBS Sports).
Interactive: Live video channels from Amen Corner (Thursday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Saturday, 10:10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Sunday, 8:10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.); Holes 15 and 16 (Thursday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Saturday, 11:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Sunday, 9:15 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.); Featured groups (Thursday-Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.); Holes 4, 5 and 6 (Thursday-Friday, 7:55 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Saturday, 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, 8:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Also, a new “My Group” features allows viewers to create a personalized feed. All of this is available on the Masters app and https://www.masters.com/index.html