Fox Sports tees off with launch of dedicated Masters Channel

Golf fans, get excited. FOX SPORTS is serving up the most comprehensive coverage of The Masters, with a dedicated 24/7 channel showcasing round-the-clock action from Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.

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FOX SPORTS More (Channel 507) will become the home of golf’s most prestigious major from Monday (April 3), with the LIVE action kicking off with the opening ‘On the Range’ practice session the following day.

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The Masters cracks down on scalpers with high-tech tickets

The Masters are waging war on online ticket re-sellers with the use of some high-tech ticketing.

Tickets to the Masters Tournament have become one of the hottest tickets in sport which means online re-sellers have made huge profits from selling Masters tickets online. But this year Masters organisers have implemented a new tactic to thwart the resale of tournament tickets by adding some extra coding to the tickets.

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Notes from Augusta National: A first-hand look at this magnificent golf course

We describe what it was like to lay eyes on Augusta National for the first time.

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Last week we gave a run down on what it was like to be at the 2016 Masters Tournament – from the thrill of seeing Danny Willett play supreme golf to win, our disappointment the Aussies didn’t get closer to victory and the incredible atmosphere that pervaded Augusta National after Jordan Spieth’s now infamous collapse.

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Notes from Augusta National: The 2016 Masters Tournament

Before writing about our thoughts on seeing Augusta National and our experience as a patron, we thought we’d just add a few notes on the dramatic final round of The 2016 Masters.

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Aussie Golfer was lucky enough to be in attendance at the 2016 Masters last weekend. We’ll expand a little on Augusta National and the tournament experience early next week, but for now we thought we’d kick things off with a few notes about the 2016 Masters itself.

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Watch Louis Oosthuizen’s incredible hole-in-one at the 16th at Augusta National

This is one of the most extraordinary holes-in-one we’ve ever seen.

Watch @Louis57TM make a hole-in-one off J.B. Holmes golf ball on No. 16 #themasters

— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 10, 2016

Louis Oosthuizen became the third golfer to make a hole-in-one on Sunday at the 2016 Masters marking the first time three have been made on the dsame day in the history of the tournament.

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2016 Masters: Danny Willett surges to claim green jacket after Jordan Spieth meltdown

Englishman Danny Willett has played flawless golf to win the 2016 Masters.

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Danny Willett was the only player on the leaderboard to play bogey-free golf on Sunday to claim the green jacket and win his first-ever major championship.

Willett’s final 5-under 67 was exactly what was required from someone in the chasing pack behind Spieth.

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2016 Masters: 5 dark horses who could win this week

Here are a few other golfers who may just upset the favourites and win the Masters this week.

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We’re all familiar with some of the favourites to win this week at what must surely rank as one of the most wide-open Masters fields in recent history: Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Bubba Watson and Adam Scott. But what about the other guys in the field?

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2016 Masters: Australian form guide and tee times

Our quick guide to the five Australians playing in this week’s 2016 US Masters.

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2016 Masters: 1st & 2nd round tee times (AEST) Thurs 10:20pm – Steven Bowditch, Jim Herman (Round 2 – Sat 1:16am) Friday 12:43am – Marc Leishman, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson (Round 2 – Sat 3:39am) Friday 1:05am  – Adam Scott, Kevin Kisner, Brooks Koepka (Round 2 – 4:01am Sat) Friday 1:16am   – Cameron Smith, Mike Weir, Sammy Schmitz (Round 2 – 10:20pm Sat) Friday 3:06am – Jason Day, Matt Kuchar, Ernie Els (Round 2 – Friday 11:59pm)

Australian TV Broadcast and Streaming Times

2016 MASTERS: Quick Australian form guide OWGR Last 5 Last 5 Masters JASON DAY 1 1-1-T23-T11-MC T28-T20-3-WD-T2 ADAM SCOTT 6 T28-T12-1-1-T2 T38-T14-1-T8-T2 MARC LEISHMAN 31 T51-T17-T28-T5-MC DNP-MC-T4-DNP-DNP STEVEN BOWDITCH 84 MC-65-MC-T41-MC T26 in 2014 CAMERON SMITH 105 T54-T42-T63-T11-MC debut in 2016

Jason Day World number one Jason Day arrives at Augusta National with huge confidence on the back of two recent victories including an emphatic win at the WGC Dell Match Play.

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