For a golf fan, it’s truly the greatest week of the year. A tradition, as CBS proclaims each year, truly unlike any other. It’s The Masters — live from the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA.
The tournament is already underway. And if the early scores are any indication, the course is going to play quite difficult this year. As of 10:00 a.m. ET, with 24 players having begun their first round, only one is under par. ( 2000 Masters champion Vijay Singh, who’s at -1 through one hole.)
Still, most of the top players in the field of 87 have yet to tee off. Tiger Woods begins his highly improbable — but based on his recent play, totally viable — quest for a fifth green jacket at 10:42 a.m. ET. Three-time Masters champ Phil Mickelson goes off at 1:27 p.m. ET. And world No. 1 Dustin Johnson begins his round at 2:00 ET, in the day’s final grouping.
Broadcast coverage of The Masters begins at 3:00 pm ET on ESPN. The Masters official site will stream all the action starting Thursday morning. There are a variety of options on how to watch. In addition to the standard broadcast feed starting at 3:00, the site will stream action all day from Amen Corner (the 11th, 12th, and 13th holes — for tho), 15 and 16, as well as several “featured groups” each day.
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