The 2023 US Masters tournament will be the first major of the year and is guaranteed to generate plenty of headlines when it is staged in early April.
Jon Rahm and Rory McIlroy are top of the outright market at Betway, but several other players have a genuine chance of winning the title.
The inclusion of players from the rebel LIV Golf tour brings an added dimension to a tournament that always produces plenty of drama.
Read on as we look at the 2023 Masters schedule, course, previous winners and live streaming information, before offering our thoughts on who will claim the prestigious Green Jacket.
2023 Masters Tournament Schedule
- Sunday, April 2: Player arrivals, practice rounds.
- Monday, April 3: Practice rounds.
- Tuesday, April 4: Practice rounds, Champions Dinner.
- Wednesday, April 5: Practice rounds, Par-3 Contest.
- Thursday, April 6: Honorary starters ceremony, first round of the Masters.
- Friday, April 7: Second round.
- Saturday, April 8: Third round.
- Sunday, April 9: Final round, Green Jacket ceremony and trophy presentation.
2023 Masters Course
The course for the 2023 Masters tournament will be as follows:
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US Masters Previous Winners
Jack Nicklaus is the most successful player in the history of the Masters having won the tournament six times (1963, 1965, 1966, 1972, 1975 & 1986).
Tiger Woods is next on the list with five titles (1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 & 2019), while Arnold Palmer rounds off the top three with four wins (1958, 1960, 1962 & 1964).
Here’s a look at the Masters roll of honour for the last 30 tournaments that have been staged:
- 2022 – Scottie Scheffler
- 2021 – Hideki Matsuyama
- 2020 – Dustin Johnson
- 2019 – Tiger Woods
- 2018 – Patrick Reed
- 2017 – Sergio Garcia
- 2016 – Danny Willett
- 2015 – Jordan Spieth
- 2014 – Bubba Watson
- 2013 – Adam Scott
- 2012 – Bubba Watson
- 2011 – Charl Schwartzel
- 2010 – Phil Mickelson
- 2009 – Angel Cabrera
- 2008 – Trevor Immelman
- 2007 – Zach Johnson
- 2006 – Phil Mickelson
- 2005 – Tiger Woods
- 2004 – Phil Mickelson
- 2003 – Mike Weir
- 2002 – Tiger Woods
- 2001 – Tiger Woods
- 2000 – Vijay Singh
- 1999 – Jose Maria Olazabal
- 1998 – Mark O’Meara
- 1997 – Tiger Woods
- 1996 – Nick Faldo
- 1995 – Ben Crenshaw
- 1994 – Jose Maria Olazabal
- 1993 – Bernhard Langer
2023 Masters Live Streaming
The best place to live stream the Masters is via the tournament’s official website. Golf fans can also watch the action on ESPN, CBS, Sky Sports and via numerous other broadcasters worldwide.
2023 Masters Preview
Participation in the Masters is by invitation only, meaning the tournament has the smallest field of any of the four golf majors.
Past winners, recent major champions, top finishers in last year’s majors and leading PGA Tour players are among those who will be in the line-up.
The decision by the organisers to allow LIV golfers to compete sparked plenty of debate and it is fair to say it caused loads of controversy on the PGA Tour.
McIlroy has been one of the most vocal critics of the Saudi-backed breakaway competition and will be desperate to stop any of its players winning the Masters.
The Northern Irish star has won four majors during his glittering career, but has yet to break his duck in the Masters.
A storming final round saw him power up the leaderboard last year, but his round of 64 was not enough to prevent Scottie Scheffler from winning the title.
McIlroy continued to play well after the Masters and has started this year in decent form. He will undoubtedly fancy his chances at the tournament.
However, he may find it difficult to fend off Rahm, who is in the midst of a run of results that every professional golfer dreams about.
The 2021 US Open champion recently moved to the top of the world rankings courtesy of his impressive victory at the Genesis Invitational in California.
He has won five of his last 10 tournaments and has finished no lower than tied for eighth place in the other five.
Rahm’s current form is reminiscent of Tiger Woods during his pomp and the Spaniard could be a tough nut to crack at Augusta.
His record of four top 10 finishes in six appearances at the Masters suggests that Rahm has the game to win at least one Green Jacket during his career.
Scottie Scheffler can be expected to make a bold bid to retain the title, although no player has achieved that feat since Woods went back-to-back in 2001 and 2002.
Numerous other players are potential Masters winners this year including Dustin Johnson, who swept to a record breaking success in 2020.
His 20-under-par score was the lowest in the history of the tournament and he could be a good bet to be waving his baseball cap in victory on the final Sunday.
Johnson’s controversial decision to join the LIV circuit was a big blow to the PGA Tour, but it is one that his bank manager will be extremely happy with.
The 38-year-old missed the top 10 in just one of his seven LIV tournaments in 2022 and ended the year as the leading money winner.
With leading bookmakers paying out on the first six places in the Masters, the best-priced 25/1 on offer for Johnson looks too tempting to ignore.