The Masters is a sporting highlight each year and the first golf Major of 2023 promises to be another thriller.
Scottie Scheffler claimed the Green Jacket last year, dominating the field at Augusta National with a superb display.
Now, he’ll lead another stellar field in Georgia including Rory McIlroy who will be looking to finally claim Masters glory and complete the career grand slam.
With The Open being the last Major played in July, golf fans have had to be patience for the return of the elite action.
But the 2023 Masters will spark into life soon as the world’s best battle it out once again at the famous course.
And this year has an extra level of drama following the news that LIV Golf players – including several former Masters champions – have been cleared to compete.
The Masters 2023: Date and start time
The 87th edition of the Masters will be held from Thursday, April 6 to Sunday, April 9.
It is taking place, as ever, at the beautiful Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
Play is due to start at 2pm UK time (8am in Georgia) on the opening two days and at 4pm UK time over the weekend.
The Masters 2023: TV channel and live stream
Sky Sports Masters will be showing the action again in the UK while the BBC are set to be broadcasting nightly highlights too.
Full details on the TV coverage will follow soon.
talkSPORT will also have the best of the action from Augusta throughout the week.
The Masters 2023: Course details
The par 72 Augusta National will again play to a maximum length of 7,510 yards after two holes were extended last year.
The length of the 11th ‘White Dogwood’ was increased from 505 to 520 yards, while the 15th ‘Firethorn’ is now 550 yards.
Further lengthening could take place in future after Augusta National purchased land from the adjacent Augusta Country Club in 2017.
Fans will be eagerly awaiting the action at two of the most famous par 3s in world golf, the 12th ‘Golden Bell’ and the 16th ‘Redbud’.
The Masters 2023: Leaderboard
The leaderboard will follow after the first day’s play.
Here’s how the final leaderboard looked at The Masters last year as Scheffler claimed glory.
- 1. Scottie Scheffler −10
- 2. Rory McIlroy −7
- T3 Shane Lowry −5
- T3 Cameron Smith -5
- 5. Collin Morikawa −4
- T6 Corey Conners −3
- T6 Will Zalatoris -3
- T8 Im Sung-jae −1
- T8 Justin Thomas -1
- T10 Cameron Champ E
- T10 Charl Schwartzel E
The Masters 2023: Field and tee times
There has been much talk about whether LIV Golf players will be allowed to play in Georgia this year with several former Masters champions now on the breakaway tour.
The PGA Tour have confirmed that LIV stars will not be able to compete at The Players Championship this year.
But Augusta National announced in December that LIV players will be included in the 2023 field meaning the likes of Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia can tee it up.
Open champion Cameron Smith will also be eligible as will recent US Open victors Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka.
Five-time champion Tiger Woods will hope to be fit enough to take part.
The full field will be announced soon with the pairings and tee times for the opening two rounds to be confirmed on Tuesday, April 4.
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