How The Nation’s Golfers Are Watching The 2017 Masters

James, 27th March 2017

With the 2017 Masters Tournament set to begin on Thursday 6th April, golf fans across the UK are already chomping at the bit for the year’s first major.

Firm favourite Rory McIlroy has already singled out a Masters win as his ultimate goal for 2017, and the likes of Henrik Stenson and Jordan Spieth are hot on his heels. With fierce competition to win the title, all of the action is sure to keep golf fans glued to their screens throughout the tournament.

Yet whilst we watch the professional golfing greats battle it out in Augusta, most of the UK golfers we asked would actually prefer to win The Open at Royal Birkdale instead. The UK-based championship is the preferred favourite with nearly three quarters (73%) of the golfers we surveyed.

2017 marks the 81st Masters tournament and is the first of four main golf championships to be held this year. The exclusive invitation-only event sees thousands of UK fans tune in to catch the live play or highlights via BBC and Sky Sports, and everyone wants to see which golfing star will win the coveted Masters trophy at the end of the weekend.

With passionate golfers even taking time off work to make sure they don’t miss a moment, and some fans watching into the early hours of the morning, it’s clear we’re a nation of avid golf fans. Some of us (42%) have even watched the Masters more than twenty times!

In our bid to find out how much the UK’s golfers love the Masters, we surveyed over 4,000 about their plans for the big weekend; from how they’ll watch it to what time they’ll stay up until so they can catch all of the action.

Find out what channel is the most watched and even who the favourite is to win below! Plus, we also discovered the nation’s favourite moments from previous US Masters Tournaments, including that infamous Nick Faldo win against Greg Norman and a brilliant chip from Tiger Woods. All of this and much more below…

The Masters 2017 Survey Infographic

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