The Masters Golf 2022: Date, UK tee times, TV channel, live stream, betting odds as Augusta looms for world's best

IT'S GREEN JACKET time – that's right, the Masters is back on our screens this week.

Augusta's famous fairways are being pruned and perfected, with the world's top golfers getting their swings finely tuned.

Hideki Matsuyama made history 12 months ago when he became both the first Japanese and first Asian winner of the famous green jacket.

What can we expect from this year's Masters? Find out all you need to know.

What date is The Masters 2022?

The Masters starts on Thursday April 7 and ends on Sunday April 10, 2022.

The event consists of four days' play with the final day's action being the crescendo, arguably, of the entire golf season.

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What is the Masters groups and tee times?

Below are all the groups and tee times (BST) for the first round of the Masters which takes place THIS THURSDAY.

There are some intriguing trio's most notably Tiger Woods and Louis Oosthuizen along with Joaquin Niemann.

Masters First Round tee off times:

  • 1pm – Olazabal, Spaun
  • 1.11pm – Weir, Harrington, Greaser (a)
  • 1.22pm – Mike, Straka, Molinari
  • 1.33pm – Couples, Higgo, Migliori
  • 1.44pm – Singh, Palmer, Kyoung-hoon Lee
  • 1.55pm – Min Woo Lee, Swafford, Young
  • 2.06pm – Cink, Harman, Higgs
  • 2.17pm – Johnson, Si Woo Kim, Jarvis (a)
  • 2.39pm – List, Wolff, Hughes
  • 2.50pm – Willett, Kokrak, Gooch
  • 3.01pm – Homa, Na, Lowry
  • 3.12pm – Kisner, Berger, Fleetwood
  • 3.23pm – DeChambeau, Smith, Casey
  • 3.34pm – Woods, Oosthuizen, Niemann
  • 3.45pm – Matsuyama, Thomas, Piot (a)
  • 3.56pm – Scott, Scheffler, Finau
  • 4.18pm – Lyle, Hagestad (a)
  • 4.29pm – Glover, Van Rooyen, Champ
  • 4.40pm – Langer, Bezuidenhout, Davis
  • 4.51pm – Schwartzel, MacIntyre, Shepherd(a)
  • 5.02pm – Woodland, Rose, Kanaya
  • 5.13pm – Westwood, Henley, Conners
  • 5.24pm – Reed, Power, Herbert
  • 5.35pm – Watson, Hoge, Nakajima (a)
  • 5.57pm – Leishman, Simpson, Im
  • 6.08pm – Garcia, Pieters, Varner
  • 6.19pm – Ancer, Hatton, Burns
  • 6.30pm – Johnson, Horschel, Morikawa
  • 6.41pm – Zalatoris, Cantlay, Rahm
  • 6.52pm – Spieth, Hovland, Schauffele
  • 7.03pm – Fitzpatrick, Koepka, McIlroy

Friday's play should start about 2pm UK time, while Saturday and Sunday are expected to start at about 4pm this side of the pond.

What TV channel and live stream is the Masters 2022 on in the UK?

The Masters is being aired on Sky Sports, with extensive coverage on Sky Sports Golf and Main Event.

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Live stream coverage is available on Now.

The BBC will have nightly highlights of the tournament.

What is the latest odds for the Masters 2022 winner?

  • Jon Rahm 8/1
  • Collin Morikawa 11/1
  • Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas 12/1
  • Cameron Smith, Rory McIlroy 14/1
  • Dustin Johnson, Viktor Hovland 16/1
  • Xander Schauffele 18/1
  • Brooks Koepka, Bryson Duchambeau, Patrick Cantlay 20/1

Odds courtesy of Betfair are correct as of March 22.

What has changed at this year's Masters?

Two holes have been extended at Augusta, making it the longest Masters ever.

The course has been increased by 35 yards from a year ago.

The 15th has been lengthened by 20 yards and is now 550 yards long.

The four-par 11th has had a 15-yard extension, with some pines removed on the fairway, but the pin moved to the left.

The 11th is now 520 yards long and is generally seen as the second-toughest hole at Augusta.

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