Defending champion Tiger Woods will be out chasing Jack Nicklaus’ record at the Masters golf this week. Watch Augusta Masters live.
The third and final men's golf major of 2020 - The Masters - is all set to get underway at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA, from November 12. Fans can watch The Masters live in India from Thursday on TV and live streaming.
Originally scheduled in April, the event was postponed to November owing to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
With 2020's PGA Championship and US Open having concluded in August and September respectively and The Open Championship for the season cancelled, The Masters will be golf fans' last taste of a major tournament for the year.
Often considered the holy grail in men's golf, even amongst the four majors, The Masters are set to witness an ensemble of top golfing pros from across the world competing for the honour.
Even if there are no Indian golfers in the 2020 roster, fans in the sub-continent will be treated to some of the biggest names in world golf like US Open 2020 champion Bryson DeChambeau, current world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, Rio Olympics 2016 champion Justin Rose, Rory Mcllory, amongst others, competing for the title.
World No. 2 and 3 Jon Rahm and Justin Thomas will also be among the favourites.
The driving narrative of this year's event, however, will be the one and only Tiger Woods. The 15-time Major champion put behind an 11-year-long wait for a Major title with the 2019 Masters crown.
The victory marked a memorable comeback for the modern golfing great after a long tussle with injuries and personal problems. Due to turn 45 in December, Tiger Woods will be out to defend his title and bag his sixth Green Jacket which will see him equal Jack Nicklaus' all-time record.
A successful title defence will also make Tiger Woods a record 83-time US PGA winner, which will put him ahead of Sam Snead, with whom he shares the honours currently.
Sergio Garcia, the 2017 Masters champion, will be one notable absentee, having tested positive for COVID-19.
In India, The Masters golf tournament will start from 11:30 PM IST on Thursday, November 12. The tournament ends on Sunday, November 15.
Fans in India can watch The Masters golf tournament live on Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD TV channels.
Live streaming of the Augusta Masters golf will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.