Augusta National Golf Club announced today that it will host Road to the Masters Invitational on Sunday, April 2nd, the eve of the first official practice round of the 87th Master’s Tournament and following the conclusion of the Drive, Chip, and Putt National Finals. Celebrity participants will assemble to compete in the soon-to-be-released EA SPORTS PGA TOUR: Road to the Master’s video game.
Road to the Masters Invitational will stream live on Sunday, April 2nd from 6:00 p.m. to approximately 8:00 p.m. EDT across the following platforms and channels: Masters.com; @TheMasters on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook; @EA on Twitch; @EASPORTSPGATOUR on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube; @EASPORTS on Facebook; ESPN+; and the ESPN app. An edited version of the show will be broadcast on Wednesday, April 5th at 7:00 p.m. EDT on ESPN2.
A cross-section of participants from the worlds of sports, entertainment, gaming, and social media will convene in Augusta National’s Press Building in front of a live audience to play EA SPORTS PGA TOUR: Road to the Masters, which will be available worldwide on Friday, April 7th. The full list of participants will be revealed at a later date.
A crew of four broadcasters will deliver commentary throughout the event. Rich Lerner of Golf Channel will serve as the host, while Amanda Renner of CBS and ESPN’s Michael Collins and Marty Smith will provide live analysis.
Four teams of two will play in an alternate-shot format on EA SPORTS PGA TOUR: Road to the Masters. Following nine holes, the top two teams will advance to a three-hole, alternate-shot final round at Amen Corner, hole Nos. 11-13 at Augusta National Golf Club.
Road to the Masters Invitational is a private event and tickets are not on sale. The audience will be through invitation only and include the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Augusta and the First Tee of Augusta. Expected guests also include the winners of the 2023 Drive, Chip, and Putt National Finals, 2022 Asia-Pacific Amateur champion Harrison Crowe, 2023 Latin America Amateur champion Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira, and competitors from the 2023 Augusta National Women’s Amateur.
EA SPORTS PGA TOUR: Road to the Masters will launch the week of the 87th Masters Tournament, with an early access release on Tuesday, April 4th, and a worldwide launch on Friday, April 7th. Proceeds of the video game sales earned by Augusta National will be contributed to the Masters Tournament Foundation and support its work to grow interest in golf around the world.
Platforms: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, Microsoft Windows