The Masters Golf Tournament 2017, Championship, April 4-7

The Masters Golf Tournament 2017, Championship, April 4-7

Masters 2017 – Augusta Masters All four rounds of The Masters are available to watch on Sky Sports 1HD and 4HD, with coverage on the first three days starting at 7pm. The concluding round begins at 6pm and is also accessible via

Live free-to-air coverage comes courtesy of BBC Two HD who will show the final two rounds from 7:30pm on Saturday [8 April] and 6:30pm on Sunday [9 April]. Highlights will be available for the opening two days. BBC Radio Five Live will have commentary through the tournament.

Masters 2017 Live Stream

Live free-to-air coverage comes courtesy of BBC Two HD who will show the final two rounds from 7:30pm on Saturday [8 April] and 6:30pm on Sunday [9 April]. Highlights will be available for the opening two days. BBC Radio Five Live will have commentary through the tournament.
Preview

Tiger Woods may be absent from The Masters for a second year in a row, but to suggest the four-time champion at Augusta isn’t in Georgia in spirit this week would be folly. Fellow American Dustin Johnson is a player who has developed an unbeaten sheen which only Tiger during his pomp could boast.

The world number one has arrived up Magnolia Way as not just the form player on the planet, but more or less untouchable in the professional game in 2017. Having signed off in 2017 with the US Open – his maiden major title – and a stunning showing at the Ryder Cup he has picked up where he left off with three victories including the completion of the WGC grand slam.

The Masters has historically been a difficult golf tournament to find. Augusta National Golf Club, the site of the competition for its entire history, is famous for being set in its ways. Among more serious things, that includes making its flagship tournament an especially hard one to watch on television.

For years, Augusta didn’t have cameras set up on its front nine holes. The club was exceptionally limiting in how much TV coverage it allowed, for fear of depressing attendance in the galleries. Day passes to the grounds are expensive, after all. Viewers at home could only find small morsels of the tournament for years.

This has changed somewhat in recent times, but only to a point. The Masters’ TV partners, ESPN and CBS, aren’t allowed to go live until 3 p.m. ET on competition days. The exception is Sunday, when CBS starts on television at 2 p.m. ET.