The 84th edition of the Masters Tournament sees last year’s champion Tiger Woods defend his green jacket against the field of 95 other players. The tournament takes place today, November 12 through the 15th, live from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. Spectators will not be in attendance but cord cutters can tee up their favorite streaming services to catch all of the action.
Here is how you can watch the 2020 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 1:00-5:30 pm on November 12 and 13, round 3 will be from 1-5 pm on November 14, and the final round will be from 10:00am-3:00 pm on November 15.
What networks are streaming the 2020 Masters Tournament?
This year, CBS, ESPN, and Golf Channel have teamed up to bring you 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. Golf Channel will be airing exclusive pre-game and post-game coverage on-location immediately before and after the other 2 networks.
How will the coverage be broken up between networks?
Early rounds of the tournament will air on ESPN, with later rounds on CBS. Additional coverage will be shown on Golf Network.
- Round 1: 1:00-5:30 pm ET on ESPN
- Round 2: 1:00-5:30 pm ET on ESPN
- Round 3: 1:00-5:00 pm ET on CBS
- Round 4: 10:00 am-3:00 pm ET on CBS
Before and after each round, Golf Channel will be the home of Morning Drive and Golf Central Live From the Masters, respectively. Morning Drive is Golf Channel’s pre-game show that covers all of the storylines, events, and breaking news leading into the day’s competition. This will directly lead into Golf Central Live From the Masters, a show that gives viewers featured stories, in-depth analysis, and a closer examination of storylines of the day’s events.
During the first and second rounds of the tournament, Morning Drive will begin at 7 am ET and will be directly followed by Golf Central Live From the Masters from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm ET. After the first and second rounds of play, Golf Central Live From the Masters will provide a post-game show airing from 5:30 – 7:30 pm ET.
During the third round, Morning Drive will begin at 8 a.m. ET and will be directly followed by Golf Central Live From the Masters from 9 am -1 pm ET. After the third round of play, Golf Central Live From the Masters will provide a post-game show airing from 5:00-7:00 pm ET.
The final round has an early morning tee time, so there will be no early Morning Drive coverage, however Golf Central Live From the Masters will air from 7:00-10:00 am ET pre-game and 3:00-5:00 pm ET post-game.
On November 12 and 13, you can watch all of the first and second rounds of the tournament from 1-5:30 pm, on ESPN and ESPN Deportes with simulcast available on Masters.com and the Masters app.
On November 13 and 14, streamers can tune into CBS and watch the third round from 1:00-5:00 pm, and the final round from 10:00 am -3:00 pm, respectively. Both rounds telecast will be available to watch on Masters.com and the Masters app.
Which streaming providers are airing the 2020 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 2020 Masters Tournament before your account is charged.
Below you can check and see if your streaming provider offers the 2020 Masters Tournament.
For $64.99/mo., YouTube TV offers a complete package to watch all of the action live from Augusta. ESPN, CBS and Golf Channel are included along with 80 other channels, plus DVR, so you can record your favorite moments. Right now, you can try YouTube TV for 2 weeks for free and new customers are eligible to receive a free Chromecast.
Starting at $60/mo., subscribers of Sling Blue + Orange with Sports Extra can watch all of the Masters coverage on ESPN, and Golf Channel. 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 $54.99, Hulu + Live TV is the perfect place to watch the 2020 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, CBS, and Golf Channel 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.
AT&T TV Now
For $80/mo., the Max package provided by AT&T TV Now includes ESPN, CBS, and Golf Channel. On top of a 7-day free trial and DVR, AT&TV Max includes a subscription to HBO Max along with over 60 channels, so there’s something for everyone.
For $5.99/mo. CBS All-Access 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 $4.99/mo., or $49.99 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.