The Masters has long been recognized as 'a tradition unlike any other.,' and this year, it will be a Masters unlike any other.
Seven months after the COVID-19 pandemic forced a postponement of the annual April event, the best talent in men's golf will descend upon Augusta National Golf Club to stake their claim for the coveted Green Jacket.
Phil Mickelson will be competing in his 28th career Masters Tournament this week at Augusta National, and boasts one of the most decorated resumes in the history of the event. Mickelson is a three-time Masters Champion, winning the Green Jacket in 2004, 2006 and 2010, and despite nearly 30 years of playing in the Masters, his excitement for the event has yet to wear off.
"Driving up Magnolia Lane, it's my 28th Masters but it feels like my first," Mickelson said. "It brings out the kid in me again - even at 50."
After competing in the event for 27 years and playing his signature risk-reward style, Mickelson has gotten to know every nook and cranny of Augusta National, and for Mickelson, the main focus throughout the tournament is his performance on the greens.
"The biggest key for competing at Augusta National is always putting," Mickelson said. "Augusta feels like it's even more open, and that's going to give me a lot more iron play into the greens and give me more birdie opportunities, and it always comes down to on and around the greens at Augusta."
Here is a breakdown of the television coverage for the 2020 Masters Tournament (all times ET):