For the 82nd time, the PGA Tour will hold the prestigious Masters Tournament. For four days some of the world’s finest golfers will square off in a battle for the coveted green jacket. Many will come close, but only one will walk away victorious. Before the tournament begins, let us fill you in on everything you need to know.

Where and When is the 2018 Masters Tournament

Per tradition, the Masters tournament will be held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Unlike the other majors, the Masters is held at this same par-72 course every year. From Thursday, April 5 to Sunday, April 8, the field–smallest of the four majors–will navigate this difficult 7,435-yard course in hopes of winning that green jacket.

Who is Participating in the 2018 Masters Tournament

As mentioned, the Masters Tournament hosts the smallest field of the four majors. As an invitation event, there are multiple criteria for golfers to make the field. For one, all past Masters champions are eligible, including 2017’s winner Sergio Garcia. Winners of the past five U.S. Open Championship and Open Championships are also eligible, so you’ll certainly see the likes of Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, and Rory McIlroy.

Other invitees will include the last three winners of The Players Championship (Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, and South Korea’s Kim Si-woo), as well as some exciting amateurs like Harry Ellis, the winner of the 2017 Amateur Championship.

The full field list will be rounded out as the tournament draws near so keep a lookout to see if your favorite golfer makes the event.

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Where to Watch the Masters Tournament

Rounds one and two (Thursday and Friday) will be broadcast on ESPN and, per contract with the PGA Tour, the final two rounds on Saturday and Sunday will be shown on CBS. There will be many ways to watch and stream the tournament, but these networks will host the normal broadcasts each day. You’ll also be able to catch a lot of coverage on the tournament’s official website.

The Masters 2018 Player Predictions

There are always storylines to watch for during the year’s first major, and there’s one in particular that you’ll want to keep your eye on leading up to the beginning of April. Tiger Woods, after multiple scandal and injury-plagued years, is playing his best golf in a long time. After fantastic showings at the Honda Classic and the PGA National, Woods’ odds to win the Masters skyrocketed from 100-1 to 16-1. It won’t be easy though, especially when you consider he’s up against some of the world’s best including Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, and Jason Day. However, you’ll certainly want to watch and see how Tiger’s resurgence plays out.

The golf season really gets into full swing–no pun intended–when the year’s first major starts. Once the Masters kicks off, the season doesn’t really stop until the Tour Championship at the end of September. For all the info (and plenty of tickets) on the professional golf season, keep your eye on SeatGeek!

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