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The Masters preview, 8-11 April 2021

SuperSport viewers on DStv can look forward to seeing all the action from golf’s most prestigious major, The Masters, from the Augusta National Golf Course in Georgia from Thursday 8 to Sunday 11 April 2021.

 

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The narrative heading into this year’s Masters is all about whether defending champion Dustin Johnson can claim another green jacket, having put together a composed performance in the rescheduled 2020 edition which took place just a few months ago in November.

 

The 36-year-old American expects the famed course at Augusta will play much harder and quicker this month compared to when he shattered the course record after a Covid-19 pandemic postponement to capture his second major title.

 

“November, the greens were soft. You could be a lot more aggressive with longer clubs. They would stop and hold the greens,” Johnson explained in the build-up to the 2021 Masters. “I’d imagine it’s going to be pretty firm and fast. It’s definitely not going to be as soft as it was. You’re going to have to be able to land the ball in different spots. It looks like it’s shaping up to be a normal Masters.”

 

That means lightning-fast greens and formidable shotmaking choices among the Georgia pines, where Johnson won in a tournament-record 20-under par last year.

 

After growing up only an hour north of the course, Johnson is fine with his reign lasting only five months instead of the usual 12.

 

“No, I do not feel shortchanged. It wouldn’t bother me if I only had it for a day,” Johnson said of the green jacket. “The coolest thing was probably going back up to Augusta [in March], wearing the jacket on the grounds.”

 

Those gunning to dethrone Johnson as Masters champion include Bryson DeChambeau, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, John Rahm, Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka, while five-time green jacket winner Tiger Woods will sadly miss this year’s edition as he recovers from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident in February.

 

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The Masters broadcast details

 

Thursday 8 April

15:15 CAT: Day 1, 2nd feed – LIVE on SuperSport Grandstand, SuperSport Golf and SuperSport Action

21:00 CAT: Main feed – LIVE on SuperSport Grandstand and SuperSport Golf

 

Friday 9 April

15:15 CAT: Day 2, 2nd feed – LIVE on SuperSport Grandstand, SuperSport Golf and SuperSport Action

21:00 CAT: Main feed – LIVE on SuperSport Grandstand and SuperSport Golf

 

Saturday 10 April

16:15 CAT: Day 3, 2nd feed – LIVE on SuperSport Golf and SuperSport Variety 2

21:00 CAT: Main feed – LIVE on SuperSport Grandstand and SuperSport Golf

 

Sunday 11 April

16:15 CAT: Day 4, 2nd feed – LIVE on SuperSport Golf and SuperSport Action

20:00 CAT: Main feed – LIVE on SuperSport Grandstand and SuperSport Golf

 

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