Where is the Masters 2022? Where is the Augusta National golf course? Time difference to UK and weather info
The likes of Jon Rahm, Scottie Scheffler and the great Tiger Woods return to the Augusta National course this week when the PGA Masters returns.
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The course has become one of the most iconic in world golf and has provided the scenic backdrop to some of the memorable moments in the history of the game.
Where is the Masters taking place?
The Augusta National course is in Georgia and has a total of 27 holes.
Eighteen of those holes are used as the championship course, with the remaining nine used as a par-3 course.
The Masters has taken place at Augusta since 1934, two years after the course was opened for business.
The course also played host to the PGA Senior Championship during the 1930s and has been home to the Augusta National Women’s Amateur tournament since 2019.
How many members does Augusta National have?
Firstly, it is important to say membership can not be gained by an application, this is purely by invitation.
There are around 300 members and the initial fee is believed to be around £30,500 with yearly fees priced at around £3,000.
Some notable members include Bill Gates, former US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice and Golf legend Jack Nicklaus.
Former members include four-time Masters Champion Arnold Palmer and former US president Dwight D. Eisenhower.
Who holds the current course record?
Zimbabwean Nick Price and Australian great Greg Norman have posted the lowest rounds in the history of the course.
Price came back in the third round of the 1986 Masters after narrowly making the cut after posting rounds of 79 and 69 over the first two days.
His third round got off to a poor start when he posted a bogey on the first hole - but he quickly turned things around by hitting ten birdies in the remaining 17 holes to card a nine under-par 63.
Many have threatened to better Price’s record - but only one man has matched.
That came a decade later when Norman sunk nine birdies in the last 12 holes during the opening round of the Masters.
In recent years, Jordan Spieth has carded a 64 and both Tiger Woods and Paul Casey have posted a 65.
Dustin Johnson holds the record for the lowest tournament score after he posted a 65, 70, 65 and 68 across the four days to end the Masters as champion with a score of 20 under par.
Who is the current Masters champion?
Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama created history with his Augusta triumph last year.
In seeing off the challenge of American trio Will Zalatoris, Xander Schauffele and Jordan Spieth, Matsuyama became the first Japanese golfer to win the Masters and claim the famous green jacket and the first Japanese male golfer to win a major.
Matsuyama recovered from finding the bunker on his approach to the 18th green to two-putt his way to a bogey and that was enough for a 10-under win.
Which holes should we look out for?
From the Tea Olive on the first hole to the 18th hole Holly, the Augusta National is full of some of the most famous and, it should be added, most challenging holes in golf.
Perhaps the most famous stretch of the course is ‘Amen Corner’ - a trio of holes on the back nine of the course.
It opens up with the 520-yard par 4 White Dogwood, before moving on to the 155-yard par 3 Golden Ball and culminates with the 510-yard par 5 Azalea.
The trio of holes got their name after the 1958 Masters, when Sports Illustrated golf writer Herbert Warren Wind wrote: “On the afternoon before the start of the recent Masters golf tournament, a wonderfully evocative ceremony took place at the farthest reach of the Augusta National Course -- down in the Amen Corner where Rae’s Creek intersects the 13th fairway near the tee, then parallels the front edge of the green on the short 12th and finally swirls alongside the 11th green.”
Augusta time difference and weather
Augusta, Georgia is five hours behind BST and therefore golf action is set to go into the late evening for UK audiences in the coming four days.
Meanwhile, weather reports suggest the Masters will be relatively rain free on Thursday, with only a 20% chance of precipitation.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday are all said to be completely dry. Temperatures are reported to be from 13c to 22c during the tournament.