This is the 80th playing of the Masters. Jordan Spieth is the defending champion. Spieth won in 2015 with an 18-under total, tying Tiger Woods' tournament record from 1997. However, Jason Day arrives at this year's event as the betting favorite. Day is coming off back-to-back wins, which have put him back atop the Official World Golf Ranking. Rory McIlroy, who is attempting to become the sixth player to complete the modern career Grand Slam, rounds out the "Big 3."
Four-time Masters champ and 14-time major winner Tiger Woods is not playing in the Masters for the second time in three years. Woods is still recovering from two off-season back surgeries. However, he did make it to Augusta National for Tuesday night's Champions Dinner. Woods became the third player to win back-to-back Masters in 2001 and 2002, but he hasn't won at Augusta National since a playoff victory against Chris DiMarco in 2005.
Other big storylines this year include Adam Scott, the 2013 champ, coming to Augusta having recently won back-to-back PGA Tour titles of his own, and Bubba Watson attempting to win a third green jacket in five tries. Watson won earlier this year at Riviera. And then there's highly touted amateur Bryson DeChambeau. The 2015 U.S. Amateur winner and NCAA champ has drawn a lot of attention for his play, but also for the way he plays. DeChambeau has a true one-plane swing and uses a set of irons that are all the same length. He is trying to become the second rookie to win the Masters (Fuzzy Zoeller, 1979), as well as the first amateur to pull off the feat.
For more to get you set to follow this year's tournament, check out the TV and live streaming schedule, the pairings and tee times for the first two rounds, and our list of the best Masters prop bets.