Masters Golf Tournament 2019: The best golfers in the world are in Georgia this week for the Masters. Golf’s first major tournament on the calendar is the only one played on the same course — Augusta National — each year. And it’s fast becoming a streaming tradition unlike any other.
Patrick Reed will try to win his second consecutive green jacket this week, while Tiger Woods is seeking his first since 2005. They’ll be up against the top five golfers in the world: Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas. This year’s field also includes recent Masters champions Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson.
Even if you’re a cable TV cord cutter, you have plenty of ways to watch the world’s best golfers compete at the world’s best golf course this week. Here’s what you need to know.
What: The 2019 Masters Tournament
When: April 11-14
Where: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
Channels: ESPN (rounds 1 and 2 on Thursday and Friday) and CBS (rounds 3 and 4 on Saturday and Sunday)
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Live TV coverage of the Masters
ESPN: 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday and Friday
CBS: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on ET Saturday, and from 2 to 7 p.m. ET on Sunday
Masters.com will live stream all four rounds of the tournament live for free.
Free live streams on Masters.com and CBSSports.com
On the Masters website or mobile app, you can stream live without having to sign in with a pay TV provider. You can also watch a live stream of the Masters on CBSSports.com or the CBS Sports app, also without needing pay TV credentials. The Masters site will have the TV simulcast live stream each day, and both the Masters site and CBS Sports will offer an additional four live streams each of the four days of the tournament:
You can watch live coverage and interviews from Masters On The Range throughout the week.
You can follow featured groups at the Masters throughout each day.
You can pull up a virtual lawn chair and watch the action as it passes through Amen Corner, Augusta National’s most famous sequence of holes: the treacherous par-4 11th, the short par-3 12th, and the long par-5 13th.
You can watch golfers navigate the 15th and 16th holes of the Masters.
Before the Masters Tournament gets underway with the first round on Thursday, on Wednesday you can get previews from the range and watch the Par 3 Contest.
At the conclusion of the tournament on Sunday, the Masters website or app will take you inside Butler Cabin for a livestream of the green jacket ceremony.
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Live TV streaming options
Cord cutters can watch the 2019 Masters Tournament with a live TV streaming service, but they’ll need to find a streaming service that offers CBS and ESPN. Each of the services mentioned below offers both, as well as a free, seven-day trial, which will get you through all four rounds of the Masters.
Other stuff to know about live TV streaming services:
You’ll need a solid internet connection.
You can watch any of them on TV as long as your smart TV has the service’s app. You can also watch on your TV using a media streamer, including Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and Chromecast.
You can also watch on iPhones, Android phones, tablets and PC browsers.
You can sign up and cancel anytime, no contract required.
All of them offer free trial periods, so you can sign up to watch and then cancel.
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Stream all four rounds on ESPN and CBS