The Masters Live: It’s back to being a tradition unlike any other, like all the others. The Masters, postponed in 2020 and played in the fall for the first time in history, returns to its familiar place on the spring sports calendar with a semblance of normalcy.
How to watch the Masters
Dates: April 7-11
TV channels: ESPN, CBS
Live stream: ESPN+, Masters.com
Five months ago, Dustin Johnson accepted the first green jacket of his career from Tiger Woods under unusual COVID-19 circumstances, without fans on a rain-scrunched November weekend. Fans are back at Augusta National in a limited capacity, but Woods is not. Golf’s 44-year-old superstar is recovering from a life-threatening car accident in February and will miss his first Masters since 2017.
Johnson, ranked No. 1 in the world, enters the weekend as a co-favorite to win along with Bryson DeChambeau atop the 88-player field. There hasn’t been a repeat winner in back-to-back years at the Masters since Woods in 2001-02. DeChambeau, who finished T-34th in 2020’s tournament, has not placed higher than T-21st at Augusta.
Jordan Spieth (+1200) also has momentum on his side thanks to a win at the Valero Texas Open last weekend, stirring the hopes of his supporters. The three-time major winner took golf by storm in 2015 by capturing the Masters and the U.S. Open, but he hadn’t won much of anything since the 2017 British Open.
Jon Rahm (+1200), Justin Thomas (+1200) and Rory McIlroy (+1900) are expected to be among the other top challengers to accept a green jacket from Johnson this weekend.
Follow live scores from each round of the 2021 Masters with our leaderboard, along with updated tee times and TV coverage.
ESPN and CBS will split live coverage of the Masters in 2021. The tournament starts on ESPN for Rounds 1-2 on Thursday and Friday (3-7:30 p.m. ET). CBS resumes coverage with Round 3 on Saturday (3-7 p.m. ET) and concludes with Round 4 on Sunday (2-7 p.m. ET). As is tradition at Augusta, Masters.com is the only place to watch morning coverage of each round before network coverage begins.