Tournament: The 81st Masters.
Dates: April 6-9.
Site: Augusta National Golf Club.
Length: 7,435 yards.
Purse: To be determined ($10 million in 2016).
Field: 93 (88 professionals, five amateurs).
Cut: Top 50 and ties, and anyone within 10 shots of the lead.
Defending champion: Danny Willett.
Last year: Danny Willett won the Masters with a 67 in the final round. Jordan Spieth lost it with a quadruple bogey on the 12th hole. Spieth had a five-shot lead until starting the back nine Sunday with two bogeys, then hitting two shots in Rae’s Creek and making 7 on the par-3 12th. He never caught up. Willett became the first player from England to win the green jacket since 1996, when Nick Faldo closed with a 67 and took advantage of a collapse by Greg Norman.
Grand Slam: Rory McIlroy needs a Masters victory to become only the sixth player to complete the career Grand Slam. This will be his third attempt at it.
No. 1 ranking: Dustin Johnson will try to become only the fourth player – and first since Tiger Woods in 2002 – to win the Masters at No. 1 in the world.
Key statistic: Five of the top 10 players in the world ranking have won on the PGA Tour this year.
Tiger tales: Tiger Woods is not playing for the third time in the last four years.
Noteworthy: Mark O’Meara, 60, is the oldest player in the field.
Quoteworthy: “You have to play 72 great holes at Augusta. There’s no shot on that golf course where you can switch off.” – Three-time champion Nick Faldo.
Television: Thursday and Friday, 3-7:30 p.m., ESPN; Saturday, 3-7 p.m., CBS Sports; Sunday, 2-7 p.m., CBS Sports.
Interactive: www.masters.com . Live video channels from Amen Corner, the 15th hole, 16th hole and a featured group. Estimated times – Amen Corner (Nos. 11, 12 and 13) from 10:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday; Nos. 15 and 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, featured group from noon to completion of play on Thursday and Friday, and from 12:30 p.m. to completion of play on Saturday and Sunday. The Masters iPad application will display the video channels and a live digital simulcast of CBS Sports’ weekend coverage.