Monday, April 4, 2011

The Masters 2011: the first big golf tournament of the year is set to begin

One of the four major championships in professional golf is about to be welcome in 2011. It is the first big tournament of the year. The Masters is scheduled for the first full week of April, it is the first of the majors to be played each year. Unlike the other major championships, the Masters is held each year at the same location, Augusta, Georgia, USA. The Masters 2011 is set to begin on April 7th at Augusta National Golf Club. The tournament will conclude on Sunday, April 10th.

The Masters is one of the most traditional golf events. All of the best golfers in the world will compete to try and win a coveted green jacket. For golf fans, the Masters represents a chance to watch some quality golf over the course of a weekend.

ESPN and CBS will cover the Masters extensively. ESPN will provide coverage for four hours starting at 3:00 PM on Thursday and Friday. CBS will run a highlights show at 11:30 each of those nights. On Saturday, April 9th CBS will begin coverage at 3:30. On Sunday, CBS will start coverage at 2:00. Coverage will conclude at 7:00 both nights. In addition to television, there will be streaming coverage online all day at certain holes.

The tournament has a number of traditions. A green jacket has been awarded to the winner since 1949; which must be returned to the clubhouse after a year. The Masters has had some amazing moments over the years. Dramatic finishes and remarkable shots are common at the event. In 1997, Tiger Woods officially became a star with a dominating performance at this event. In 2004, Phil Mickelson ended his long major drought. In 1996, Greg Norman blew a six shot lead and lost the event to Nick Faldo. In 1986, Jack Nicklaus had an epic back nine to win his sixth Masters title. The Masters 2011 is sure to have a number of great moments that join this list.

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