Tiger Woods Masters Golf 2019: When spring finally breaks, the grass becomes a bit greener, and it’s time to head outdoors. And that can only mena one thing — it’s time for The Masters. Kicking off on Thursday (April 11), The Masters is one of the most famous and awe-inspiring golf events of the year, welcoming golfers from around the world to Augusta, Georgia, to see which of them can take home the green jacket in golf’s first major tournament of the year.
Golf fans around the world will undoubtedly be watching The Masters. And this year, watching the four-day golf tournament will be easier than ever, thanks to additional streams that aim at giving fans more from their Masters experience.
In addition to watching the tournament, which concludes this Sunday (April 14), fans can go to the Masters On the Range livestream on the Masters website and app and see players warm up. A Featured Groups option will help folks find the pairings they care most about and a livestream from Amen Corner between the 11th, 12th, and 13th holes will allow fans to check in to see how players are faring at the critical point in the course. Another camera will be sitting at holes 15 and 16, allowing fans to livestream all the action there.
Of course, nothing beats actually being at The Masters. But if you can’t be there, taking full advantage of those streams seems like the next best thing.
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That said, you won’t be able to see those streams if you’re watching the tournament via your cable or satellite box. In a world where folks are increasingly cutting the cord, it’s the streaming services that deliver the best overall experience.
So, to help you find out how to stream The Masters and see all the extra content you can’t get elsewhere, we’ve compiled the following guide.
When is The 2019 Masters?
The 2019 Masters kicks off from Augusta National Golf Club on Thursday, April 11. The tournament will be a four-day affair and run through Sunday, April 14, when the victor will be awarded the Green Jacket.
Which channels are broadcasting The Masters?
This year, both ESPN and CBS have the exclusive broadcast rights to The Masters in the U.S. ESPN will be airing the tournament live on Thursday and Friday, starting at 3 p.m. ET. CBS will pick up where things left off at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, with final round coverage beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday.
It’s important to remember the Masters does things a little bit differently than other golf tournaments, which feature wall-to-wall coverage. In contrast, the Masters limits its TV coverage to a smaller window on CBS and ESPN. If you want to watch more of the tournament, head to the Masters Live Stream on CBSSports.com, which begins at 9:15 a.m. ET for the first and second rounds on Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m. ET over the weekend.
Start with CBS streaming
In fact, if you’re looking for the simplest way to stream, CBS might be your best choice. Just head to CBSSports.com and stream all four days of The Masters (as well as those extra streams outlined above) at no charge. You don’t even need to be have a cable or satellite subscription to go to the CBS Sports website or app (Android, iOS) and watch the event.
The Masters website has you covered
CBS isn’t your only option, though. The folks behind The Masters are making a livestream available.
In addition to getting access to a real-time leaderboard, you can head over to The Masters website and livestream all four days of the tournament. You can also go to The Masters website and get access to the four additional streams for different views of what’s happening.
Like CBS Sports, there’s a free Masters mobile app you can use to stream that content to your Android or iOS device.
Other Streaming options
If you’d prefer not to use CBS Sports or The Masters for your streaming fix, you’ll want to find a streaming service that allows for access to both ESPN and CBS. You’ve got five options, with pricing ranging from $15 to $50 a month, with all but one of the streaming options mentioned here feature seven-day free trials. (The exception is PlayStation Vue, which has a five-day free trial.) Before you choose any service, though, make sure it carries your local CBS affiliate, as not all local stations are always available.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV
DirecTV Now: If you haven’t looked at DirecTV Now in a while, it may be worth reacquainting yourself with the AT&T-owned streaming service. DirecTV Now streamlined its packages — and raised prices — so that it’s worth double-checking just which offering will let you enjoy Masters coverage. Fortunately, it’s the less expensive Plus package, which includes ESPN among its 40-plus channels for $50 a month.
You’ll want to ensure that DirecTV Now’s channels work in your area by clicking here and seeing what’s available
Hulu With Live TV: When you boot up Hulu With Live TV, you’ll be able to choose either ESPN on Thursday or Friday or CBS on Saturday or Saturday and start streaming. Hulu With Live TV costs $45 per month. Before you sign up, however, make sure that ESPN and CBS are available in your area by inputting your ZIP code here.
PlayStation Vue: Sony’s PlayStation Vue comes with both ESPN and CBS in its entry level Access package, which costs $45 per month. You should be able to livestream The Masters on the service with ease. Be sure to check your area to ensure you have access to the channels.
Sling TV: You’ll only need Sling’s Orange package to get ESPN. And there’s some good news — a current promotion at Sling cuts that $25-a-month subscription to $15. Now for the bad news: CBS isn’t included in Sling’s offerings, so you’ll need to also have an HDTV antenna or take advantage of CBS’s other streaming options.
YouTube TV: YouTube TV comes with both ESPN and CBS, making it a suitable option for you if you’re planning to stream The Masters. You can sign up for YouTube TV, and like other streaming services, you can cancel it any time. Unfortunately, YouTube TV just raised the cost of its subscription, which now costs $50 a month. Again, be sure to check your ZIP code against YouTube TV’s service to ensure you can get the channels in your area.
How do I use a VPN to watch from outside the U.S.?
If you’re out of the country the next few days, and you don’t want to miss the Masters,opting for a VPN service might be the best way to go. A VPN service can help you connect to your desired streaming service through a U.S. server, so you can access the golf tournament as if you’re still stateside.
After evaluating a host of VPN services, we selected as our top pick ExpressVPN, which will meet the needs of the vast majority of users. It boasts outstanding compatibility with most devices, and its connection speeds are outstanding. And at a cost of $12.95 per month, it’s nicely affordable. Best of all, if you sign up for six months or a year of service, you can reduce your price even further.
ExpressVPN: Not only is this the best VPN overall based on our testing, ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if you don’t like what you get.