Sergio Garcia is over the moon as he wins the 2017 Masters Tournament
US Masters TV Coverage – From April 5-8 the eyes of the sporting world will be on Augusta, Georgia for the 82nd edition of the Masters.
Last year it was a fairytale victory for Spaniard Sergio Garcia as he battled it out in an epic encounter with Englishman Justin Rose to claim his first Major victory.
This year Sergio will be looking to become just the fourth man in the tournament’s history to win back-to-back Green Jackets. Sky Sports will be showing all four days live with the BBC showing the weekend action.
Sky Sports coverage of The Masters 2018
From Thursday, Sky Sports Golf HD and Sky Sports Main Event HD, tee off 7pm.
BBC coverage of The Masters 2018
Wednesday 4th April, BBC2, 11.15pm – Golf: The Masters Preview
Friday 6th April, BBC2, 5.45pm – Golf: The Masters Highlights
Saturday 7th April, BBC2, 7.30pm – Golf: The Masters Live
Sunday 8th April, BBC2, 6.30pm – Golf: The Masters Live
With such a strong field who are the favourites for the event?
The World Number One will be looking to have a better time in Georgia than in 2017, when, the night before the first round, he managed to fall down the stairs in the house he was renting and had to withdraw from the event injured.
The Northern Irishman is only missing a Masters victory from his collection of Major wins. Has the game to succeed at the course if he can stay in a positive frame of mind. Famously blew a final round lead at the Masters in 2011, when South African Charl Schwartzel came through the field to win.
The 2015 champion missed a perfect opportunity to win the tournament again in 2016, when he twice found the water on the tricky par-3 12th. Has an incredible record at the event with two runner up finishes, one tied 11th and one win from just four appearances.
Can Tiger Woods Win?
Tiger Woods has four Augusta victories already and although he has not won a Major since 2008 the Augusta greens always seem to inspires him. The chances Tiger triumphs this year… well he is 25/1 with the bookies.
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