Augusta welcomes spring and golf.
Five months after November Masters, sights unheard at Augusta National Golf Course were revealed – autumn leaves and a champion finishing at 20-under par – the 85th installment is here.
Here’s a quick primer to get you started: Dustin Johnson, the reigning champion, is here. Tiger Woods is now out after he was involved in a car accident. Ian Woosnam has returned. Lee Elder will take a ceremonial tee shot. (Limited) Fans are now back on site. No Par 3 Contest. Mandatory masks.
Today, the 2023 US Masters begins at Augusta with Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth among others.
We are now at the beginning of the 2023 men’s major golf schedule with the Masters, which will be the first major tournament of the year.
Dustin Johnson, the reigning champion, won the delayed 2023 tournament due to the Covid pandemic. He will be back looking for the green jacket but faces many competitions in an extremely talented field
Tiger Woods presented Johnson with his jacket but will not be able to compete in the 2023 Masters due to injuries sustained in a California car accident on 23 February.
Johnson, who was only wearing the green jacket for the course for four-month, summarized the situation
“Yeah. I think it’ll be back to feeling normal Master. Johnson stated that there was nothing normal last year. Johnson also said that the entire year was not like last year. Johnson said, “Yeah. I think this April, the Masters’ will feel like it is back. It will feel exactly the same.” That’s something I look forward to.
When Does The Masters Tournament Start?
The 2023 Masters Tournament will be held next April at the Augusta National Golf Club. Practice rounds start this Monday, and you’ll need a ticket to get in! The first round starts on Thursday morning around 8 AM with all of your favorite golfers teeing off for an exciting time ahead.
The tournament will be held with limited fans, due to the virus COVID-19. This is because there are still some who fear that contracting this new illness.
The COVID-19 outbreak has led many people across the world to refuse to go into public areas for any reason at all. For example, most folks stay home during their work hours instead of taking lunch breaks outside or catching up on emails while they’re not working as well.
Future Masters dates:
Who is in the 2023 Master’s field?
Three new golfers joined the field Monday, March 29th, when the Official World Golf Rankings before the Masters were published. Robert MacIntyre of Scotland and Will Zalatoris and Brian Harman from the USA moved up into the top 50 for an invitation.
MacIntyre, Zalatoris, and others will play in their first Masters. This brings the total number of first-timers to six.
Harman, a Savannah native made it into the top 50 after his third-place finish in the Players Championship. He also won the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play tournament in Austin. Harman, who brings the total number of ex-University of Georgia golfers to six, played his last Masters match in 2018, finishing 44th.
Matt Jones won the Honda Classic March tournament and earned an invitation. The 40-year-old Australian’s only Masters appearance was in 2014 when he also won an event in the weeks before the tournament.
There are 90 invites, but not all of them will play.
Jon Rahm’s wife is expecting their first child, and Rahm told the Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard that anyone betting on him should have second thoughts as he will leave any tournament he is at for the birth.
“All I can tell you is that if anyone’s considering betting on me on Masters, think twice. There’s a possibility I will have to turn around and leave that week,” he stated at the WGC/Dell Technologies Match Play.
What are the COVID-19 restrictions at The Masters?
Security measures have become more stringent in order to keep everyone safe at Augusta National. As a result, the guards are all wearing protective masks and clothing, customers must stay away from one another as much as possible, hand sanitizer is available for purchase everywhere you go (just ask!), and cashless payments can be made by using your ID card or wristband.
1.) One way that they ensure safety is with mandatory face coverings like these surgical facemasks:
2) Another thing workers do is social distancing- meaning there’s no touching of any kind allowed outside designated zones on course grounds.
Can I still get a ticket to The Masters?
Tickets have been sold out for the 2023 Masters. The galleries will be smaller than in years past, Augusta National announced at the beginning of January to those who had purchased a series badge or practice round tickets.
FAQs for Masters Tournament 2023
Can I stream the 2023 Masters golf tournament?
Sky Sports subscribers can stream the action as it happens on multiple digital devices, including mobile phones and tablets. To do so they need only download the Sky Go app onto a device of their choice! For those who are not already subscribed to Sky Sports or NOW TV, there is another option: day passes for £7.99 per 24 hours or a month-long pass from £10/month (depending on when you activate your subscription). However, these are limited-time offers that expire at 11 am BST today! The NOW TV app can be found in many different places – such as smart TVs and through smartphones et cetera which allows streams without any extra equipment needed.
Can I play a round of golf at Augusta National or can I go visit the course?
The Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia is a private club that’s open only to members and their guests. If you want to visit the golf course during other times, when it’s not hosting major tournaments like The Masters or Ryder Cup, then you’ll need an access badge from one of those events as well as proof-of-age identification (i.e., driver’s license).
No matter what time of year it may be, the public can’t simply show up at this exclusive place without permission granted by someone who has been admitted entry before them or through some sort of event ticketing system.
Number of gate entries limited per ticket
In 2017, a Master’s policy was implemented that restricts the number of ticket entries or badges per ticket.
Patrons can only have one entry per day.
This policy is applicable to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur Championship final rounds, Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals, all practices rounds, and all-tournament days.
How can I become a member of Augusta National Golf Club?
Augusta National Golf Club is a prestigious private club that only accepts members by invitation. There’s no application process and the group believes in keeping its membership rolls small to offer an intimate experience for all of its guests.
Augusta National Golf Club is a golf course with no equal; it’s been home to many prestigious tournaments such as The Master’s Tournament since 1934 when Bobby Jones first built Augusta Country Club into what we know today. Membership at this private country club has always been offered exclusively by invitation from memberships themselves or their family connections – there was never any need to apply because they were looking for people who are passionate about maintaining its legacy and tradition of excellence on every level possible while.
When will my tickets arrive?
Practice round tickets, daily tournament tickets, and series badges are mailed about 5 weeks before the start of the event.
Can I bring children to the Master’s Tournament?
Although there is no age limit for children who attend the tournament, guardians have to be responsible for their children’s behavior. If a patron is repeatedly disruptive, guardians and parents can be removed from the course.
No matter their age, everyone must have their own ticket for the practice rounds and tournament.
The Masters offers many benefits. Junior Pass Program for Series Badge Patrons. Those who qualify will be contacted by the Masters Tournament to learn more about the program. Other ticket holders are not eligible.
Where can I buy Masters merchandise?
Masters Merchandise can only be purchased from one of the merchandise stands at Augusta National Golf Club and it is available for purchase during the Master’s Tournament.
Where can I park at the Masters?
The festivities continue in the shapely lot outside Berckmans Rd., where cars await their lucky owners with tireless patience. Parking spaces can be found here, but use caution when choosing one since it is strictly first-come, first-served; if someone else gets there before you do then sorry pal (or sister), that’s gonna cost ya another ticket or two.
Is the Masters always held in Augusta?
The Master’s Tournament is the most prestigious tournament in all of golf. It takes place at Augusta National Golf Club, which was designed by Bobby Jones himself and also happens to be where he won his first major championship. This course has an immense amount of history within its rough terrain, making it a perfect fit for this annual event that rotates across different courses every year with one exception; The USGA’s decision to keep hosting it solely on Augusta National each time they are given the chance!