The 85th edition of the Masters Tournament sees last year’s champion Dustin Johnson defend his green jacket against the field of 87 other players. The tournament takes place April 8th through the 11th, live from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Spectators will be in attendance and following proper social distancing protocols; however, cord cutters can tee up their favorite streaming services to catch all of the action.
Here is how you can watch the 2021 Masters Tournament.
What time and day will each round be played?
The four-day event will take place with one round happening each day. Rounds 1 and 2 will be from 3:00-7:30 p.m. ET on April 8 and 9; round 3 will be from 3:00-7:00 p.m. ET on April 10; and the final round will be from 2:00-7:00 p.m. ET on April 11.
What networks are streaming the 2021 Masters Tournament?
This year, CBS, and ESPN are teaming up to bring the most comprehensive hole-to-hole coverage of the four-day event. The early rounds will air on ESPN, while CBS will air the main event and later rounds for a combined 18 hours of coverage with both telecasts simultaneously available on the Masters app for Android and Apple iOs, and the Masters website.
How will the coverage be broken up between networks?
Early rounds of the tournament will air on ESPN, with later rounds on CBS. The Masters app and the Masters website will simulcast all the action from both networks and bonus coverage.
- Round 1: Thursday, April 8: 3-7:30 p.m., ESPN,
- Round 2: Friday, April 9: 3-7:30 p.m., ESPN
- Round 3: Saturday, April 10: 3-7 p.m., CBS
- Round 4: Sunday, April 11: 2-7 p.m., CBS
On April 8 and 9, you can watch all of the first and second rounds of the tournament from 3-7:30 p.m. ET, on ESPN with simulcast available on Masters.com and the Masters app.
On April 10 and 11, streamers can tune into CBS and watch the third round from 3:00-7:00 p.m. ET, and the final round from 2-7:00 p.m. ET, respectively. Both rounds telecast will be available to watch on Masters.com and the Masters app.
Masters.com / Masters App
Not only will the ESPN and CBS broadcast be simulcasted on the official Master’s app and website, but fans will be able to participate in exclusive bonus features.
- Masters Fantasy: New for 2021’s tournament, fans can enjoy the Masters like never before with the newly added Masters Fantasy game.Winners can walk away with bragging rights and actual Masters merchandise. You can play Masters Fantasy on www.masters.com/fantasy or the official Masters app. The game is free-to-play and allows users to compete against friends, family or anyone in the world all through the four-day tournament.
- Leader Board: Fans will be able to access the most immersive scoring updates with video coverage on the Masters app and website. Just click on leaderboard to get stats for every golfer on the field accompanied by video coverage.
- Every Shot, Every Player: Never miss a shot during tournament rounds, as this feature does as its namesake says on every hole. To access this feature on the Masters website or app, just check individual player pages, Track, or the Leaderboard.
- My Group: A personally curated version of the Featured Group, this feature allows fans from everywhere to build a personalized feed of every shot from their favorite players and players selected to their Masters Fantasy team.
Additional Live Channels
- Featured Groups: Beginning around five minutes before the first featured group’s tee time, this feature provides 18-hole, spotlight coverage of two select groupings during both morning and afternoon play.
- Thursday, April 8:
- 10:06 a.m. – Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka, Viktor Hovland
- 10:30 a.m. – Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood, Tyler Strafaci
- 1:48 p.m. – Tony Finau, Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Thomas
- 2:00 p.m. – Jordan Spieth, Cameron Smith, Collin Morikawa
- Thursday, April 8:
- Hole Nos. 4, 5 & 6
- Thursday, April 8: 9:25 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
- Friday, April 9: 9:25 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
- Saturday, April 10: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Sunday, April 11: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Amen Corner
- Thursday, April 8: 10:45 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Friday, April 9: 10:45 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Saturday, April 10: 11:45 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Sunday, April 11: 11:45 a.m.-6 p.m.
- Hole Nos. 15 & 16
- Thursday, April 8: 11:45 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Friday, April 9: 11:45 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Saturday, April 10: 12:30-6:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 11: 12:30-6:30 p.m.
Which streaming providers are airing the 2021 Masters Tournament?
The best part of cord cutting is that you can cancel at any time, as there aren’t any long term commitments like cable or satellite. Oftentimes, streaming providers offer free trials so you can test the service out during an event like the 2021 Masters Tournament before your account is charged.
Below you can check and see if your streaming provider offers the 2021 Masters Tournament.
For $64.99/mo., YouTube TV offers a complete package to watch all of the action live from Augusta. ESPN, and CBS are included along with 80 other channels, plus DVR, so you can record your favorite moments.
Starting at $35/mo., subscribers of Sling Orange can watch all of the Masters coverage on ESPN. Unfortunately, Sling TV does not currently offer CBS, but with an antenna, you can watch the final rounds.
Hulu + Live TV
For as low as $64.99, Hulu + Live TV is the perfect place to watch the 2021 Masters as it includes CBS, Golf Channel and ESPN, plus more than 60 other channels. The streaming platform also includes DVR and a one-week free trial.
The world’s largest sports-oriented streaming service fuboTV includes ESPN, and CBS in its Family plan for only $64.99/mo. With over 110 channels, DVR, and a free one-week trial, fuboTV is one of the best values out there.
For $65/mo., the Choice package provided by AT&T TV includes ESPN, and CBS. On top of DVR, AT&TV Choice includes a subscription to HBO Max along with over 60 channels, so there’s something for everyone.
For $5.99/mo. Paramount+ lets you stream all of the Masters content airing on CBS and CBS affiliated networks including special access to select holes. With a 7-day free trial, you won’t miss the final 2 rounds and you can watch all of the available content in the expansive library of CBS.
For only $5.99/mo., or $59.99 annually, ESPN+ gives you unique access to the Masters as there will be coverage from select holes over the course of the tournament. ESPN+ subscribers will also have access to all of the Masters content available on the ESPN networks, plus much more like exclusive shows and other events.
Other ways to watch
Cord cutters who are not subscribers to a live TV streaming provider can also watch some of the tournament on their local CBS affiliate. By using a digital antenna or an online service like Locast, you can watch the final 2 rounds on CBS for no additional charge.