Facts & figures, Masters 2014 at Augusta National
Friday, April 4, 2014
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Facts and figures for the 78th Masters April 10-13 at par-72, 7,435-yard Augusta National Golf Club:
FIELD: 96 (90 professionals, six amateurs).
CUT: Top 50 and ties, and anyone within 10 shots of the lead.
PURSE: To be determined ($8.1 million in 2013).
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Adam Scott.
LAST YEAR: Becoming the first Australian to win the Masters, Scott made a 12-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole to defeat Angel Cabrera. Scott closed with a 3-under 69 by making a 20-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole. Cabrera, playing in the final group, hit 7-iron to 3 feet for birdie and a 70 to force the playoff. They finished at 9-under 279. Three Australians finished among the top four.
KEY STATISTIC: The Masters is the only major where the winner has never had all four rounds in the 60s.
NOTEWORTHY: Ten players from the top 50 in the world ranking are making their Masters debut.
QUOTEWORTHY: "Tiger is definitely among the mix as the best player in the world right now. He's the world No. 1. But it's different than it was 10 years ago. Those guys have a real, legitimate chance to become the best player in the world." — Stewart Cink on the youth movement.
TIGER TALES: Tiger Woods will not be at the Masters for the first time since he was a senior in high school. He had back surgery because of a pinched nerve and will be out of golf until the summer.
TELEVISION: Thursday and Friday, 3-7:30 p.m., ESPN; Saturday, 3-7 p.m., CBS Sports. Sunday, 2-7 p.m., CBS Sports.