The 2017 Masters takes place at August National Golf Club in Georgia between 6-9 April.
Where to watch live
All four rounds of The Masters are available to watch on Sky Sports 1HD and 4HD, with coverage on the first three days starting at 7pm. The concluding round begins at 6pm and is also accessible via Sky Sports Mix.
Live free-to-air coverage comes courtesy of BBC Two HD who will show the final two rounds from 7:30pm on Saturday [8 April] and 6:30pm on Sunday [9 April]. Highlights will be available for the opening two days. BBC Radio Five Live will have commentary through the tournament.
Tiger Woods may be absent from The Masters for a second year in a row, but to suggest the four-time champion at Augusta isn't in Georgia in spirit this week would be folly. Fellow American Dustin Johnson is a player who has developed an unbeaten sheen which only Tiger during his pomp could boast.
The world number one has arrived up Magnolia Way as not just the form player on the planet, but more or less untouchable in the professional game in 2017. Having signed off in 2017 with the US Open – his maiden major title – and a stunning showing at the Ryder Cup he has picked up where he left off with three victories including the completion of the WGC grand slam.
What perhaps adds to Johnson's status as the outstanding favourite for the green jacket is the fortunes of his closest rivals in the world golf rankings. Rory McIlroy has battled a rib injury which has disrupted his build-up and Jason Day has been preoccupied by his mother being diagnosed with cancer.
Meanwhile, Jordan Spieth returns to The Masters 12 months on from his meltdown on the 12<sup>th when hopes of successive titles sunk to the bottom of Rae's Creek. Reigning champion Danny Willett is meanwhile in no form to consider successfully defending his title.
The closest challenges to Johnson's dominance however might come from less high-profile opponents. Justin Thomas won three times either side of the turn of the year before finishing fifth the WGC event in Mexico. Rookie Jon Rahm is the hot player on tour however, having pushed Johnson all the way at the Dell Technologies Match Play and has the talent to cause a surprise on his debut appearance at Augusta.
But given the inclement conditions which welcome the players – ensuring those hoping to recapture their touch before the tournament have been left frustrated – it is hard to look beyond Johnson to continue his stellar year. Much like with Woods, it will take something special to defy him.
The Masters 2017 odds [William Hill]
Dustin Johnson 11/2
Jordan Spieth 15/2
Rory McIlroy 8/1
Hideki Matsuyama 18/1
Jason Day, Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler 20/1
Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson 25/1
Henrik Stenson 28/1
The Masters 2017 round one and two tee times:
13:00 & 16:07 - Daniel Summerhays, Russell Henley
13:11 & 16:18 - Trevor Immelman, Brendan Steele, Jhonattan Vegas
13:22 & 16:29 - Mike Weir, Billy Hurley III, Scott Piercy
13:33 & 16:40 - Larry Mize, Brian Stuard, Stewart Hagestad (a)
13:44 &16:51 - Soren Kjeldsen, Kevin Chappell, Jim Furyk
13:55 & 17:13 - Sandy Lyle, Sean O'Hair, Scott Gregory (a)
14:06 & 17:24 - Zach Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen, Adam Hadwin
14:17 & 17:35 - Tommy Fleetwood, Gary Woodland, J.B. Holmes
14:28 & 17:46 - Adam Scott, Kevin Kisner, Andrew Sullivan
14:39 & 17:57 - Francesco Molinari, Daniel Berger, Thomas Pieters
15:01 & 18:08 - Fred Couples, Paul Casey, Kevin Na
15:12 & 18:19 - Russell Knox, Rickie Fowler, Hideki Matsuyama
15:23 & 18:30 - Branden Grace, Brooks Koepka, Jeung-Hun Wang
15:34 & 18:41 - Jordan Spieth, Martin Kaymer, Matthew Fitzpatrick
15:45 & 18:52 - Phil Mickelson, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Si Woo Kim
15:56 & 19:03 - Justin Rose, Brandt Snedeker, Jason Day
16:07 & 13:00 - Rod Pampling, William McGirt
16:18 & 13:11 - Mark O'Meara, Roberto Castro, Hudson Swafford
16:29 & 13:22 - Ian Woosnam, Brad Dalke (a), James Hahn
16:40 & 13:33 - Ross Fisher, Pat Perez, Byeong-Hun An
16:51 &13:44 - Jose-Maria Olazabal, Webb Simpson, Ryan Moore
17:13 & 13:55 - Ernie Els, Jason Dufner, Bernd Wiesberger
17:24 & 14:06 - Danny Willett, Matt Kuchar, Curtis Luck (a)
17:35 & 14:17 - Vijay Singh, Emiliano Grillo, Toto Gana (a)
17:46 & 14:28 - Angel Cabrera, Tyrrell Hatton, Henrik Stenson
17:57 & 14:39 - Charl Schwartzel, Steve Stricker, Mackenzie Hughes
18:08 & 15:01 - Charley Hoffman, Chris Wood, Yuta Ikeda
18:19 & 15:12 - Sergio Garcia, Lee Westwood, Shane Lowry
18:30 & 15:23 - Bernhard Langer, Alex Noren, Patrick Reed
18:41 & 15:34 - Rory McIlroy, Hideto Tanihara, Jon Rahm
18:52 & 15:45 - Marc Leishman, Bill Haas, Justin Thomas
19:03 & 15:56 - Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson, Jimmy Walker