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US Masters 2024: Date, how to watch, field, latest odds, favourites, Champions Dinner, Par 3 Contest and more

The first major of the year is almost upon us and we have everything you need to know ahead of the 2024 US Masters.

Where is the US Masters played?

Every year since its inception in 1934, the US Masters has been held at Augusta National Golf Club.

A former plant nursery, Augusta National was founded in 1932 by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts, with the tournament first being held in 1934 in a bid to attract crowds and players.

Designed by Jones and famed golf architect Alistair MacKenzie, the course has gone on to become perhaps the most famous in the world, and you can read our guide to Augusta National here, and a guide to all 18 holes here.

US Masters 2024 date

The 2024 US Masters starts on Thursday 11th April and finishes on Sunday 14th April.

US Masters 2024 tee times

Tee times for the first two rounds of the 2024 US Masters will be confirmed on Tuesday 9th April.

US Masters 2024 field

The 2024 US Masters field was officially finalised after the Valero Texas Open, with winner Akshay Bhatia added.

There will be 89 players teeing it up at Augusta, and you can see the full field here.

What is the Green Jacket?

First introduced for the 1937 tournament, the Green Jacket was worn by members in an attempt to stand out to be able to assist members of the public. From 1949, a Green Jacket was awarded to the winner of the Masters Tournament, a tradition that stands today.

Interestingly, the jacket presented to the winner isn't their own jacket, but a jacket borrowed from a member of a similar size before the winner gets fitted for their own custom-made jacket.

The winner of the Masters gets to keep the Green Jacket for a year before returning it to the club, where it must reside, and if a player wins the Masters more than once, they'll receive the jacket given from their first victory, as opposed to a new one (unless they need to be refitted).

Who has won the most US Masters titles?

Jack Nicklaus has won the Masters the most times with six, ahead of Tiger Woods on five and Arnold Palmer on four.

A full list of Masters champions can be found here.

US Masters Champions Dinner

On the Tuesday of every Masters Tournament, the previous year's winner picks the menu for the Champions Dinner. Hosted by Augusta National, all previous Masters champions meet, with the previous year's winner giving a speech ahead of the tournament.

Scotland's Sandy Lyle, having won in 1988, set the menu for the following year, and despite the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Bernhard Langer and Seve Ballesteros being in attendance, Lyle opted for haggis with mashed potatoes and turnips.

Jon Rahm, as reigning champion, has picked the menu this year, plumping for tapas y pintxos before a starter of Basque crab salad and either Basque ribeye or turbot as the main before a dessert of puff pastry cake with custard and Chantilly cream.

Interestingly, the bill is not footed by Augusta National Golf Club, but by the champion.

What is the record winning score for the US Masters?

Dustin Johnson holds the record winning score at the US Masters. The American signed for rounds of 65-70-65-68 to total 268 in 2020. His score of 20-under helped him win by five shots from Im Sung-jae and Cameron Smith.

Woods previously held the benchmark with 270, recorded in 1997, when he also became the youngest winner of the tournament at 21 years 104 days old. He also set the record for the largest winning margin of 12 strokes.

Who won the 2023 US Masters?

Jon Rahm won the 2023 US Masters, beating Brooks Koepka and Phil Mickelson by four shots.

A full list of winners is available here

US Masters 2024 favourites

Unsurprisingly, Scottie Scheffler heads the betting for the 2024 US Masters. The World No.1 is by some distance the best golfer in the world right now and will be looking to add to his Green Jacket from 2022.

Rory McIlroy, who has the best scoring average at Augusta of players with 50-74 rounds to their name (and is behind only Woods and Mickelson of players to have played 50 or more rounds), is second favourite.

Though McIlroy is now 10 years removed from his last major victory, the Northern Irishman has 20 top-10s since his win at Valhalla in 2014, and has finished in the top five four times at Augusta.

Jon Rahm is third favourite, and although the Spaniard has a remarkable record at the Masters as a pro (T27-4-T9-T7-T5-T27-1), his move to LIV Golf means he's more of an unknown quantity going into this year's tournament.

Will Tiger Woods play at the US Masters 2024?

Tiger Woods is on the list of entries for the 2024 US Masters and is expected to tee it up at Augusta.

Woods has a reduced playing schedule following a serious injury sustained in a car accident, choosing mostly to play in the majors and a few other events here and there.

As a former champion, Woods has a lifetime invitation to the tournament and along with his five US Masters wins, he has also finished in the top five in 12 of his 25 appearances.

What is the Par 3 Contest?

The Par 3 Contest is played the day before the start of the US Masters and is known for its relaxed atmosphere, with stars from the past featuring and the big names often having family members caddying for them.

American Tom Hoge won the 2023 edition, ending up on -6, but he failed to make the cut in the main tournament.

Ireland's Seamus Power had a sensational end to his par-3 outing, making back-to-back hole-in-ones at the 8th and 9th holes.

Intriguingly, no player has won both the Par 3 Contest and the US Masters in the same year.

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