2021 Masters TV coverage, schedule, channel, live stream, watch online, golf tee times
The stage is set for memories and potentially history to be made this week as the Masters returns to its April spot on the calendar with the 85th edition of the tournament set to begin at Augusta National on Thursday. The most exciting time of the year on the golf calendar upon us, and the 2021 Masters is set to be a star-studded affair with a loaded field featuring most of the best golfers in the world.
Dustin Johnson will be defending the green jacket -- his first and the only one captured in November -- while most others will be looking for their first this week. The anticipation for an event like this is tough to match.
While attending the Masters is a dream for many, simply being able to watch golf on the grandest stage of them all is an incredible treat each year, and we here at CBSSports.com are thrilled to bring you wall-to-wall coverage of the Masters throughout this week starting Thursday. Check out a full set of Masters tee times for Round 1.
CBS Sports offers extensive, week-long coverage across all its platforms with its traditional 18-hole broadcast coverage beginning with the third round on Saturday and final-round action on Sunday. Jim Nantz, in his 36th consecutive year covering the Masters, serves as host for the 34th time. Three-time Masters champion Sir Nick Faldo, on the 25th anniversary of his third victory, joins Nantz in the 18th tower as the lead analyst. Nantz and Faldo are joined by CBS Sports' incredible golf team as detailed below.
Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Jon Rahm are among the top names looking to take down Johnson and claim a green jacket. Thomas and Spieth are coming off recent big-time wins, while Rahm hopes to continue celebrating the birth of his son with a victory at Augusta National. Spieth is the only one of the trio to capture a Masters Tournament before.
Enough talking about it. Here's how you can watch as much Masters as possible throughout the week. Be sure to stick with CBS Sports for live coverage throughout and download the CBS Sports App to watch Masters Live on your mobile device.
Featured Groups: Shane Bacon and Billy Kratzert begin coverage of the 2021 Masters on Thursday morning with Featured Groups. In addition, Brian Crowell and Colt Knost will serve as announcers for the Featured Groups live streaming coverage of select pairings throughout their entire round each day.
Amen Corner: Grant Boone and Mark Immelman serve as announcers for live streaming coverage of the 11th, 12th and 13th holes.Masters On the Range – Masters On the Range, presented Monday through Sunday on Masters Live and CBS Sports Network, will feature interviews with players, analysis of the field and breakdowns from the Tournament Practice area at Augusta National leading up to the start and throughout the 2021 Masters. Kelly Tilghman, Brian Crowell, Michael Breed, Mark Immelman and Billy Kratzert will provide commentary throughout the week.
In addition to the other channels of live golf action, Masters Live will present video highlights and Augusta National aerials, as well as historical and Interview Room highlights. Masters Live and additional features on Masters.com will be available for free at CBSSports.com and on the CBS Sports App for phones and tablets. Masters Live content also will be available via the Paramount+ subscription service. Along with CBS Sports' broadcast coverage of the Tournament, Paramount+ subscribers can stream Masters Live content online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS App and on all major connected TV devices and platforms.
CBS Sports HQ, the free 24/7 streaming sports news network from CBS Sports, will feature live updates and reports on the leaderboard plus the latest stories from the Tournament beginning Wednesday with CBS Sports golf writer Kyle Porter. CBS Sports HQ is available on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports App for mobile and connected TV devices. Highlights also will be available on CBS Sports' social channels.
AUGUSTA, Ga. -- By the time the first round of the Masters rolls around, it seems as if there are only a handful of golfers who can actually win the tournament. It becomes abundantly clear that only great players from tee to green with a lot of experience who are coming in on good form have any chance of wearing green on Sunday. And it sounds great ... until about the middle of the first round when everyone in that category is 3 over.
Entering the 2021 Masters, I'm convinced only about four golfers are playing well enough to win it. This is obviously not true, but it certainly feels true at the moment with just hours to go before the ever-important top 10 is sorted out. And it feels more accurate than normal this year with an extraordinarily fast and firm Augusta National course set up to the test and simultaneously benefit the best in the world. The way the course looks and feels right now seemingly eliminates the vast majority of the field.
Despite that, the time ahead of the Masters is spent discussing which golfers actually have a chance of winning the Masters. These calls may not have much staying power if there's a surprise atop the leaderboard after the first 18 holes, but in all likelihood, the winner of the 2021 Masters will certainly be one of the following nine players.