Who are the Sky Sports presenters for The Masters?

Broadcaster will be airing live coverage of the action at Augusta to UK fans this week

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The Masters are under way, with Sky Sports providing live coverage of the tournament to UK fans. 

World No 1 Dustin Johnson is so far struggling in his bid to retain his title – just five months after winning last year’s rescheduled edition of the major, which was delayed amid the coronavirus pandemic – with Justin Rose looking the likeliest to wear the Green Jacket this time around.

And it is Cara Banks taking on the responsibility of presenting the coverage of the prestigious championship at Augusta.

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Banks is joined by Nick Dougherty, Ewen Murray, Paul McGinley, and Andrew Coltart until The Masters’ planned conclusion on Sunday.

Here’s all you need to know about the presenters:

Cara Banks

British sports broadcaster Banks is best known as a host on the Golf Channel and also works as a news reporter for NBC Sports. She is providing news updates and analysis for Sky Sports’ golf team during this year’s Masters.

Nick Dougherty

English former pro Dougherty, 38, achieved three wins on the European Tour and one on the Asian Tour during his playing career. He reached a career-high ranking of 46th in the world in 2008, the same year that he recorded his best Masters finish – tied 33rd. His best performance at a major came at the 2007 U.S. Open, where he finished tied for seventh. Dougherty last competed professionally in 2016 before joining Sky Sports Golf as a presenter.

Ewen Murray

Scotland’s Murray, 66, won three tournaments during his time as a professional golfer, with his victories coming between 1977 and 1984. Murray’s only appearances at a major came at The Open, with his best result a tied-31st finish in 1973.

Butch Harmon

One of the world’s most respected coaches, Harmon has guided many of the world’s top players to major glory. He worked alongside Tiger Woods during his dominant run before spending time helping the likes of Phil Mickelson, Ernie Els and Rickie Fowler. Harmon, a former professional player himself, has been a regular on TV coverage on both sides of the Atlantic for many years.

Andrew Coltart

Coltart, a compatriot of Murray, was a five-time winner across the European Tour, Challenge Tour and PGA Tour of Australasia during his playing days. His highest career ranking was 57th in the world. The 50-year-old, who never appeared at The Masters, recorded his best finish at a major at the 1999 U.S. Open – tied for 18th.

Paul McGinley in action

Paul McGinley

Irishman McGinley, 53, is still an active pro. He was the captain of Europe’s Ryder Cup-winning team in 2014, when he became the first Irishman to lead the side. McGinley has 10 professional wins to his name, with his finest major performance so far a tied-sixth finish at the 2004 PGA Championship.

The Independent is providing live updates from The Masters throughout the week. You can follow along here.

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