What to Watch: The Masters, NBA action, and MLB

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The Masters

The PGA’s best players are preparing to head to Augusta National Golf Club to compete in the 81st Masters Tournament in hopes of getting to put on a green jacket.

Danny Willett won the 2016 Masters in a thrilling comeback shooting 5-under-par and a 67 on the last day of play, snagging the victory from favorite Jordan Spieth.

The current No. 1 ranked golfer, Dustin Johnson, is the favorite to win with 5-to-1 odds. Followed by Jordan Spieth at 7-to-1, looking to redeem himself from last year’s disappointing finish. Rory McIlroy sits at 8-to-1 odds.

Practice rounds were set to begin today; however, there are storms planning on ruining the day for the golfers. There is a chance of rain that could impact Thursday’s competition, but is set to clear up for the remaining three days.

The tee times for rounds one and two of the four-day tournament are set to be announced sometime this afternoon. The action will commence around 3 p.m. Thursday on ESPN. Catch other Masters coverage and rounds three and four on CBS.

Cleveland Cavilers at Boston Celtics

The NBA is heading into the last week and a half of regular season play. Both Cleveland and Boston have clinched their spots in the playoffs; however, each is still fighting for the No. 1 seed within the Eastern Conference.

Cleveland has seen a variety of struggles at the end of the regular season. They have only gone 4-5 in their past nine games, including some bad losses. Cleveland has gotten blown out by the San Antonio Spurs, along with a bad loss to a mediocre Chicago Bulls team.

The Cavaliers are coming off a nail-biter, but were victorious in a double-overtime win against the Pacers. They were led by who else but Lebron James, who dropped a triple-double, including 41 points.

The Celtics, on the other hand, have been on an absolute tear, winning nine of their last 11 games. Part in thanks to Boston’s 5-foot-9 point guard, Isaiah Thomas, who is averaging over 29 points per game. The Cavaliers will have to bring their defensive game with the Celtics being fourth in the NBA in assists per game at 25.

Catch a taste of a possible Eastern Conference Finals game, at 7 p.m. Wednesday on ESPN.

MLB

The 2017 baseball season is officially underway. The 162-game season hit off on Sunday.

There were three games on Sunday to kick off the season, including the New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays, the San Francisco Giants at the Arizona Diamondbacks, and the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs at the St. Louis Cardinals.

There are games every day this week. The Kansas City Royals will be taking on the Minnesota Twins, with the first pitch set to be at 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday.

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