Included is all the information you need to watch the Masters golf tournament on TV or online, for any given year. This entry is broken down into two sections, to make it easy to navigate.
- ESPN (1st and 2nd Rounds)
- CBS (3rd and 4th Rounds)
- The Golf Channel (Live before and after coverage from Augusta)
There are 2 options for watching the Masters on TV, depending upon your cable and local TV access and subscriptions to certain channels. Currently and for the foreseeable future, ESPN handles coverage of the first 2 rounds of the tournament. And then you switch over to CBS for Jim Nantz and the final 2 rounds of play.
If you happen to have a subscription to The Golf Channel, they will be airing live coverage both before and after the live rounds. Not only that, but they will also air the Par 3 Contest the day before the tournament starts, as well as the 'Drive, Chip, and Putt National Finals', 'Morning Drive' and 'Live from the Masters' the few days leading up to the start of the tournament. For golf enthusiasts, this is your best option for complete coverage.
Cable & Streaming Options
1) Cable Providers
Cable TV - Cox, Spectrum, Verizon Fios, Xfinity
Satellite TV - DirecTV, Dish Network
Internet TV packages - YouTubeTV, Hulu Live TV, FuboTV, AT&T TV, AT&T TV Now, TVision Home
All of these providers offer all 3 TV channels (ESPN, CBS and Golf Channel) airing the Masters tournament. Options include traditional cable, satellite TV or internet TV packages for the growing community of cord-cutters.
2) The Masters Official Website. This is the most comprehensive place to watch the Masters online. From that link, you can watch the action from 6 different channel views:
- Masters On The Range (main stream of the tournament)
- Par 3 Contest (the contest that happens the day before the tournament starts)
- Featured Groups (follow the most exciting action)
- Amen Corner (coverage of holes 11, 12, and 13 exclusively)
- Holes 15 & 16
- Masters Audio (full coverage, just the audio version)
The Masters site also has the best coverage of the live leaderboard, golfer tracker (to follow a player's shots and position throughout the tournament), as well as highlight videos and tee times and schedules of all golfers per day. Best part of the Masters official site, you don't need any cable login to watch.
3) NBC / Golf Channel Streaming. This option will bring you tons of live coverage, basically all the action happening not in the time slots of either ESPN or CBS coverage. They also offer highlight videos. You will need to sign in with your cable provider's username and password for access.
4) Watch ESPN. Once you login with your cable info, you can live stream the entire first and second round of the tournament from ESPN from that link.