When does the 2022 Masters golf start? Dates, field, odds and how to watch on TV

When the Masters begins at Augusta National this week, it will mark the start of a year of exciting major tournaments for fans.

There are some new names on the scene with American Scottie Scheffler, 25, storming to world number one in recent months on the back of three PGA Tour wins in 2022 alone.

However, despite the entrance of such an exciting young star, it’s an old name whose presence will be the most talked about entrance in Augusta this year.

Tiger Woods appears to have recovered from the car crash that could have ended his career in 2021 and is in Georgia hoping to challenge for the green jacket he last won in 2019, aged eleven after his last great triumph.

Hideki Matsuyama hopes to retain the green jacket after finishing -10 in the 2021 tournament to win his first major title. British stars such as Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose, Paul Casey and Lee Westwood will all be in attendance, along with Ireland’s Rory McIlroy while Ian Poulter failed to qualify.

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When does the Master start?

The tournament begins Thursday, April 7, running through Sunday, April 10, and hails from Augusta, Georgia, USA.

Who is on the pitch and what are the odds?

As always, the list of favorites is dominated by American stars, but there are a few European names in the mix with Spaniard Jon Rahm leading the betting field.

Rory McIlroy is a strong contender at 18/1 while Tiger Woods is currently at 50/1 with Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood.

All odds courtesy of Betfair

Jon Rahm11/1

Justin Thomas12/1

Cameron Smith 14/1

Dustin Johnson 14/1

Scottie Scheffler 14/1

Colin Morikawa 16/1

Brooks Koepka 18/1

Jordan Spieth 18/1

Rory McIlroy 18/1

Victor Hovland 18/1

Patrick Canlay 20/1

Xander Schauele 20/1

Is Zalatoris 25/1

Bryson Dechambeau 33/1

Daniel Berger 33/1

Sam Burns 33/1

Shane Lowry 33/1

Billy Horschel 40/1

Corey Conners 40/1

Hideki Matsuyama 40/1

Joaquin Niemann 40/1

Louis Oosthuizen 40/1

Marc Leishmann 40/1

Matthew Fitzpatrick 40/1

Paul Casey 40/1

Russell Henley 40/1

Tyrell Hatton 40/1

Adam Scott 50/1

Sung Jae Im 50/1

Tiger wood 50/1

Tommy Fleetwood 50/1

Tony Finau 50/1

Abraham Ancer 66/1

Bouba Watson 66/1

Gary Woodland 66/1

Justin Rose 66/1

Max Homa 66/1

Patrick Roseau 66/1

Sergio Garcia 66/1

If Woo Kim 66/1

Brian Harman 80/1

Cameron Young 80/1

Robert MacIntyre 80/1

Jason Kokrak 100/1

Kevin Na 100/1

Luke List 125/1

Seamus power 100/1

Talor Gooch 100/1

Thomas Pieter 100/1

Tom Hoge 100/1

Webb Simpson 100/1

Christiaan Bezuidenhout 125/1

Kevin Kisner 125/1

Lee Westwood 125/1

Cameron Champion 150/1

Erik Van Rooyen 150/1

Francesco Molinari 150/1

Harold Varner III 150/1

JJ Spaun 150/1

Matthew Wolff 150/1

Danny Willet 200/1

Lucas Herbert 200/1

Ryan Palmer 200/1

Sepp Straka 200/1

Mackenzie Hughes 250/1

Padraig Harrington 250/1

Stewart Cink 250/1

Cameron Davis 300/1

Charl Schwartzel 300/1

Garrick Higo 300/1

Guido Migliozzi 300/1

Harry Higgs 300/1

Hudson Swafford 300/1

Keita Nakajima 300/1

Kyoung-Hoon Lee 300/1

Lucas Glover 300/1

Min Woo Lee 300/1

Takumi Kanaya 300/1

Zach Johnson 300/1

Aaron Jarvis 1000/1

Austin 1000/1 lubricator

Bernard Langer 1000/1

Fred Couples 1000/1

James Piot 1000/1

Jose Maria Olazabal 1000/1

Laird Berger 1000/1

Larry Mize 1000/1

Mike Weir 1000/1

Sandy Lyle 1000/1

Stewart Hagestad 1000/1

Vijay Singh 1000/1

All odds courtesy of Betfair (Correct as of March 25)

How to watch the Masters

The Masters will be shown on Sky Sports, which covers all golf majors coming this year. A live stream will be available via Now TV.

The BBC will have highlights available on its website as well as nightly highlights on TV.

Denise W. Whigham