Photo courtesy Hunter Martin/Augusta National
The Masters, as usual, will have incredible TV coverage this year between ESPN and CBS, but there are some very cool options through the Masters web site.
By going to www.masters.com, you will see there is in-depth coverage available this year. There will once again be specialized coverage throughout each round on Amen Corner (the 11th-13 holes), or featured groups, but in addition this tournament, there will also be coverage of the 4th-6th holes, as well as the 15th and 16th holes.
Watch every group come through each of those holes as they are always the key holes, especially Sunday! They are also offering an option to build a personalized feed which will allow a feed of every shot from your favorite golfer.
The television schedule is as follows – all Pacific Daylight time:
Thursday, November 12: ESPN 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Friday, November 13: 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 14: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Sunday, November 15: 7 a.m.-12 noon.
If you are looking at the television hours and thinking that is less this year, you are correct. Because of the tournament taking place in November this year, these is less daylight available.
Viewing on www.Masters.com is the best way to catch all the action as the players will be going out early for West Coast viewers. In fact, the first golfers will be hitting the course at 4 a.m. the first two days on the tournament.
The players will be going off the No. 1 and No. 10 tees each day to make sure there is enough light. On Sunday play will begin earlier in the case need for a playoff arises.
During the U.S. Open this year, I took advantage of the extra footage available on-line and it was enjoyable. Much the same with the Masters, I will use the stream to be able to track Freddie Couples, my favorite golfer, as well as track some of the featured groups the first couple of days.
Make sure to visit www.masters.com for more information! It’s a pretty cool site with a lot of information.
By Dennis Miller