Masters TV channel: How to watch golf major at Augusta today

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Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler and Jon Rahm were among the contenders as the Masters returns in 2023, though the Northern Irishman faces a battle on day two to get himself back in the running.

Scheffler, last year’s winner, is aiming to become only the fourth golfer to pull on the famous green jacket in back-to-back years, but Rahm has been in excellent form on the PGA Tour and should be a strong challenger to the American – the Spaniard shares the lead after day one.

The first major of the golfing year is always eagerly-anticipated, but the return to the fold of 18 LIV Golf defectors adds an extra layer of intrigue.

And with relations not overly rosy between LIV golfers and critics of the Saudi-funded breakaway series, four days of heated competition at Augusta National are likely.

Here’s everything you need to know:


When is The Masters?

The 87th edition of The Masters will be held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia in the United States over four days from 6 April to 9 April.

How can I watch it?

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the action on Sky Sports, the exclusive broadcast partner for The Masters in the country. Extensive coverage will be shown on the Sky Sports Golf channel throughout a busy week at Augusta, while subscribers will also be able to watch via Sky Go.

The schedule on Sky Sports Golf is:

Thursday 6 April: Featured groups from 2pm BST; full coverage from 7.30pm

Friday 7 April: Featured groups from 2pm; full coverage from 7.30pm

Saturday 8 April: Build-up from 3pm; full coverage from 7.30pm

Sunday 9 April: Build-up from 3pm; full coverage from 6.30pm

Are LIV players competing at The Masters in 2023?

The Masters has the smallest field of golf’s four men’s majors. Participation is via invite only. The tournament has confirmed that players who elected to join the Saudi-backed LIV Golf series who meet the qualifying criteria will be invited, despite their exclusion from the PGA Tour.

Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Bubba Watson, Charl Schwartzel and Phil Mickelson qualify as former green jacket winners, while Cameron Smith, Bryson DeChambeau and Brooks Koepka qualify as a result of winning a major in the past five years.


Masters odds (via Betfair – E/W terms: 1/4 odds, 4 places):

  • Jon Rahm 3/1
  • Scottie Scheffler 5/1
  • Brooks Koepka 13/2
  • Viktor Hovland 10/1
  • Jason Day 12/1
  • Cameron Young 16/1
  • Jordan Spieth 20/1
  • Rory McIlroy 20/1
  • Xander Schauffele 22/1
  • Sam Burns 25/1
  • Tony Finau 25/1
  • Collin Morikawa 25/1
  • Shane Lowry 33/1
  • Cameron Smith 40/1
  • Justin Thomas 40/1
  • All others 50/1 or higher

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