Masters fact box

April 07, 2011

Where: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga.

TV: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. (ESPN); highlights 11:30-11:45 p.m. (CBS). Saturday, 3:30-7 p.m. (CBS). Sunday, 2-7 p.m. (CBS).

Course facts: 7,435 yards, par 72. The 1933 Bobby Jones/Alistair Mackenzie design finally has stabilized since its expansion period of the last decade, allowing both players and club officials to understand the nuances of the layout.

Format: 72 holes, stroke play. Field cut after 36 holes to top 44 and ties, plus all within 10 strokes of the lead. Sudden-death playoff, if necessary, immediately after final round alternating between Nos. 18 and 10.

Purse: Announced during the week. Last year's event offered $7.5 million ($1.35 million to winner).

Defending champion: Phil Mickelson (67-71-67-67 —272), three strokes ahead of England's Lee Westwood.

— Jeff Shain

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