2017 PGA Tour Major Championships:81st Masters TournamentApril 06, 2017 by Marc Jerbs

The Augusta National Golf Club in August, Georgie will host the 1st Major championship this season, the 81st Masters Tournament from April 6 to 9. A field of 94 players all over the world will compete for major title and the fabled "green jacket" for the eventual champion.

The Augusta National Golf Club has a Par 72 18th hole layout and has course length of 7,435 yards. This golf course is a thing of beauty to the eyes of each golfer. The weather could be a major headache starting on Thursday. Weather forecast calls for low temperature and wind is expected to blow 20-30 mph.

Wednesday's rain which suspended the inaugural Par 3 contest could still render the course wet on the opening round. The green will be slower but play will be longer due to less roll in the fairways. England's Danny Willet will return to defend his title. He won last year's Masters Tournament with a three stroke lead over Jordan Spieth and compatriot Lee Westwood.

The golf handicappers have installed Jordan Spieth as the man to beat on 4-day Masters Tournament. Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jason Day are among his strongest challengers for the title.


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