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All you need to know about the Masters 2020

Here is everything you need to know ahead of the four days of action.

Habitually, the Masters takes place in April as the first of the four Majors on the calendar, but the event was postponed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Instead, it was shifted to November for the first time in its history, with round one taking place on Thursday, November 12 and the tournament running until Sunday, November 15. 

Main coverage takes place on Sky Sports Golf/Main Event from 6pm GMT on Thursday to Saturday, with a 3pm start on Sunday.

There is coverage of featured groups on both channels from 12.30pm, Thursday-Saturday. 

The BBC will show highlights each day on BBC Two at 11.30pm on Thursday, 11.20pm on Friday, 10.40pm on Saturday and 10.20pm on Sunday. 

Who are The Masters favourites?

After powering his way to US Open glory, golf’s self-proclaimed ‘scientist’ Bryson DeChambeau is the red-hot favourite for back-to-back Major wins. 

The 27-year-old is potentially turning golf on its head, with critics suggesting his power game is removing skill and guile from the game and replacing it with brute strength.

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Can anyone stop Bryson DeChambeau from winning a second successive Major title at Augusta this week?

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With the capacity to hit the ball 400 yards – potentially more likely 350 yards in the cooler November air – he is unquestionably the man to beat. 

But the rest of the field aren’t quite collectively putting the Green Jacket on DeChambeau’s shoulders just yet.

American duo Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas are among the form players on the PGA Tour this season while Jon Rahm looks the best set European hope.

Any British Masters hopes?

Much rests on which Rory McIlroy turns up. The pre-lockdown McIlroy was the most consistent golfer on the planet, barely outside the top five in tournaments. Post-lockdown, however, he has struggled.

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Rory McIlroy could be in contention at The Masters after recent improvements 

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But the arrival of daughter Poppy appears to have helped, with an eighth-place finish at the US Open suggesting he is in contention to complete the clean sweep of Major titles at the age of 31. 


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