DSPORT, a premium sports channel of Discovery Communications, will telecast the year’s first Major Championship in professional golf – The Masters, for the second year running in India. The legendary tournament, now in its 83rd edition will tee off at its home, the Augusta National Golf Club course in Georgia, USA, on April 11.
All four rounds leading up to championship day on Sunday, April 14, will be broadcast LIVE on DSPORT.
USA’s Patrick Reed slipped on the traditional Green Jacket, presented to the winner of the tournament, last year, in what was his first Major win. Winners of the last four Masters Tournament, have all been first time Major winners.
The legendary Jack Nicklaus still holds the record for most Masters wins with six titles while Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer have won four times each.
Four Indians have played The Masters so far with Shubhankar Sharma being the latest to join the elite group when he accepted an invitation to play in the 2018 edition.
“DSPORT continues with its endeavor to bring the world’s best Golfing action to audiences and fans in India, recognizing the growing popularity and potential of the sport in the country. Last year we followed young Indian golfing star Shubhankar Sharma’s Masters debut live and hope more young talent like him and the likes of Gaganjeet Bhullar and Anirban Lahiri get inspired and unearthed by watching the world’s best golfers in live competition action said a company release. Traditionally the only Major which is an invitational tournament, The 2019 Masters presents a small but talented field of the world’s top professional golfers. Keith Mitchell became the latest to get a Masters invitation after his win in the Honda Classic last week,” the broadcasters spokesperson has stated in a statement.
This year’s Masters will also see the par-4 fifth hole, known as Magnolia, lengthened by a further 40 yards
The legendary Jack Nicklaus has won The Masters six times- the most by any individual.