Golf: Who's won the most Masters titles?
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It’s been just over 140 days since the last Masters, but we’re finally back in action once again at Augusta, Georgia. The winner of this year’s tournament will be handy a mega cheque worth over $2million (£1.5m).
The 85th Masters tournament gets underway on Thursday, April 8, lasting for a full four days.
The tournament is always held at the Augusta National Golf Club, in Georgia, USA.
Last year’s winner, Dustin Johnson, will be going to win back-to-back green jackets, but faces tough competition from fellow American Jordan Speith, and big-hitter Bryson DeChambeau.
Whoever wins the Masters this year will see a huge boost to their bank account.
The total prize money available to golfers this year stands at $11.5m (£8.4m).
The winners will be split among all of the players, and diluted based on their final position in the leaderboard.
Whoever wins will bag the largest portion of the prize money, but there’ still plenty of money available for the rest of the chasing pack.
Fourth place at the Masters still guarantees winnings of more than half a million dollars.
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Masters 2021 prize money (Top 10)
1st $2,070,000 (£1.51m)
2nd $1,242,000 (£903,598)
3rd $782,000 (£568,932)
4th $552,000 (£401,599)
5th $460,000 (£334,666)
6th $414,000 (£301,199)
7th $385,250 (£280,283)
8th $356,500 (£259,366)
9th $333,500 (£242,633)
10th $310,500 (£225,900)
Johnson goes into the tournament as the favourite to win the green jacket, once again.
He breezed to victory last year, scoring 20 under par, including two stunning 65-shot rounds.
He was five shots clear of joint second-placed Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im.
Johnson admitted that he feels positive about the Masters, and is in very good form.
“My game is in good shape,” said Johnson earlier this week.
“Maybe not quite as good of shape as it was in November, but I feel like it’s coming together.
“I’m starting to hit a lot of the same shots and getting a lot more comfortable over the golf ball. I feel like it’s in pretty good form.
“But I’ve worked on it the last couple of weeks and feel like I’ve played really good in Austin from tee-to-green. I felt like if we were playing stroke play, I felt like I would have played really well. When it’s match play, things happen.”
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