Dustin Johnson broke the course record en route to his first Masters title in 2020. He will be looking to do an encore this year. Watch Augusta Masters live in India!
The season’s first golf major – The Masters – will get underway at the famous Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA late on Thursday night in India. Fans can watch The Masters live in India on TV and live-streaming.
After being held in November in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Masters is back to its usual April slot in the calendar this year.
Arguably, the most prestigious tournament in golf, The Masters will be a tough title defence for world No.1 Dustin Johnson.
The 36-year-old Johnson had won his first Green Jacket – awarded to the Masters champion – last year. He also set a new course record of 20-under, breaking the previous record of 18-under, held jointly by Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth.
However, it has been a rough ride for ‘DJ’ since the Masters triumph - he has only finished in the top-10 once in five tournaments, at the Genesis Invitational in February.
Dustin Johnson will still count as one of the favourites this time around, given his history of bouncing back from poor form, but will face stiff competition.
Incidentally, one of the title contenders is expected to be 2015 champion Jordan Spieth, whose course record Johnson broke last year.
Spieth has been in tremendous form recently and has peaked at the perfect time, winning last week’s Valero Texas Open – his first win on the PGA Tour since 2017.
Apart from them, new father Jon Rahm, world No. 2 Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau and Rory Mcllroy will all be chasing their first Masters titles.
Legendary five-time champion Tiger Woods will skip the major as he continues his recovery from a car accident.
In India, The Masters golf tournament will start from 12:30 AM IST on Thursday, April 8. The tournament ends on Sunday, April 11.
The Masters golf tournament will be telecast live on the Star Sports Select 1 and Star Sports Select 1 HD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of the Augusta Masters golf will be available on Disney+ Hotstar.