Masters: Numbers, names and notes

Facts and figures for the Masters:

Tournament: The 77th Masters
Dates: April 11-14
Site: Augusta National Golf Club
Length: 7,435 yards
Par: 36-36-72
Purse: To be determined ($8 million in 2012)
Field: 93 (87 professionals, six amateurs)
Cut: Top 44 and ties, and anyone within 10 shots of the lead
Defending champion: Bubba Watson

Last year: Watson made four straight birdies on the back nine, closed with a 4-under-par 68, and then beat Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff with a shot that instantly became part of Masters lore. Deep in the woods to the right of the 10th fairway, he hit a gap wedge from about 155 yards that hooked some 40 yards and settled 10 feet away for a two-putt par to win on the second extra hole. While that shot was memorable, Oosthuizen hit one that was historic. He became the first player to make double-eagle 2 on the par-5 second hole by hitting 4-iron from the fairway. Oosthuizen closed with a 69. They finished on 10-under 278. Watson became the fifth left-handed player in the past 10 years to win the Masters. Phil Mickelson made two triple bogeys for the week and still tied for third, two shots behind, along with Lee Westwood, Matt Kuchar and Peter Hanson.

Tiger tales: Tiger Woods has gone seven years without winning the Masters, his longest drought in any of the four majors.

Key statistic: There have been four playoffs at the Masters in the past 10 years, the most of any major.

One for the ages: Among those playing the Masters for the first time are 46-year-old Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand and 14-year-old Guan Tianlang of China.

Noteworthy: In the 14 majors Woods has played since he last won, he has not finished closer than three shots behind.

Quoteworthy: ”Augusta is more than a golf tournament. It’s an experience. The Kentucky Derby is more than a race. The Super Bowl is more than a football game. It’s a social experience.” — Brandt Snedeker

Interactive: www.masters.com. Live video channels from Amen Corner, the 15th hole, 16th hole and a featured group. The Masters iPad application will display the video channels.