Everything that You Need to Know about the 2021 Masters

Every year the masters provide high-quality drama and entertainment for golf lovers across the world. Less than six months since the delayed 2020 Masters, fans are once more looking forward to watching the world’s best golfers battle it out on the greens. This guide is here to help you learn everything you need to know about the 2021 Masters.

What are the Current Masters Odds?

Dustin Johnson, the winner of the 2020 Masters, is still the frontrunner when it comes to the 2021 Masters Odds. The favourites coming in below Johns are Bryson DeChambeau and Jordan Spieth, who both have a masters odds of +1100. Experts have Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm coming in shortly behind at +1200.

Will Johnson be able to hold off the competition for another tournament to secure his second Masters title? While the odds for Johnson are high, he will be in for some hard competition. In the history of the Masters championship, only three golfers, Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, and Nick Faldo, have won the Masters two years in a row. 

Will Tiger Woods be Playing?

Tiger Woods, the winner of the 2019 Masters, is still recovering from the injuries he sustained from his car accident in February. Woods is not currently in the line-up, and there is no suggestion that he will be playing this year.

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Woods has won the Masters tournament five times, and at the age of 21, he made history as the youngest player to have ever won the championship. Wood’s absence is sure to be missed this year.

How Many Players Will Take Part?

The Masters differ from other majors as it does not require participants to play through qualifying rounds. The Masters works on an invitation basis, where the top 50 players from the Official World Golf Ranking are asked to come and play in Augusta, Georgia. The field also includes golfers who have qualified by being a previous Masters champion, a recent winner of a major championship, or a recent amateur champion. The top 12 players of the 2020 Masters have also been invited to play, but all together, the total number of players in the 2021 Masters is 88.

Will the 2021 Masters Run as Normal this Year?

The Masters have always been scheduled so that the final round falls on the second Sunday of April. In 2020 the Masters was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, in 2021, the schedule is set to continue in April.

The 2021 Masters will see the return of other traditions that did not occur in 2020, such as The National Drive, Chip, and Putt Final. While the 2021 Masters will play out with fewer restrictions than the 2020 tournament, safety measures will, of course, be in play. For example, the Par 3 Contest will not be played this year to ensure players can follow social distancing guidelines.

What is the Winner’s Prize?

The prize for the winner of the 2021 masters has not yet been announced, although they will, of course, receive the Masters trophy. The reward for the 2020 Masters winner was $2,070,000.