Here’s how to watch the 2020 Masters Golf live stream for free
Usually, Augusta National Golf Course is packed in April. Thanks to the pandemic, it was an empty, quiet space for most of the year – that is, until November. The 2020 Masters Tournament is back this weekend. Usually, Augusta hosts the first major championship to open the season, always the second Sunday of April. This year it’s played the second weekend in November due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Masters is the most popular men’s professional golf tournament in the world. Over 13 million viewers tune in annually to follow all the action. Tiger Woods won the last Masters Tournament – will he be able to defend his title or hand over a green jacket to a new champion. Rory McIlroy also could become the sixth golfer to win all four majors tournaments. With so much to follow, here are all the ways to watch.
The official website for the Masters Tournament is livestreaming the match for free. There are a few different views for fans to watch every drive & putt. The stream features views of Amen Corner, the featured group, holes 4, 5, and 6, and holes 15 & 16.
You can also stack streams and watch up to four views at the same time. However, the best feature is masters.com’s “my group” view. Fans can group their favorite golfers to follow them instead of the featured group.
For golf fans, masters.com is the best place to follow the tournament. The leader board is at the top of every page, and besides the livestream, there’s a tracking system that shows which hole each golfer is at and where the leader is. In the tracking option, you can see every shot in a game cast format.
ESPN is broadcasting the Masters all weekend on ESPN and ESPN+. ESPN only has a general TV broadcast, so ESPN+ has more coverage. ESPN+ has the same views as master.com except for the ability to build your own group.
If you have ESPN+, we would highly suggest taking advantage of the service to watch the masters. The streaming service has a TV app on most TVs & systems like Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox, and PlayStation. If you don’t already have ESPN+, the streaming service costs $4.99 a month, or you can bundle it with Disney+ & Hulu for $12.99 a month.
CBS Sports is broadcasting its coverage of the Masters on its website cbssports.com & CBS All Access. There’s coverage of the featured group, Amen Corner, and holes 15 & 16. You can also see an aerial shot of every hole. If you don’t make the livestream a full screen, then the leader board will be next to the screen. CBS’s coverage is free, but ESPN and masters.com have more to offer to golf fans.
There are a few other places where you can catch coverage of the Masters Tournament. These no traditional TV providers include Hulu + Live TV, FuboTV, and Sling. Fubo has the most extensive offering of sports channels. The next best offering is Hulu + Live TV and what’s great about Hulu is it is altogether on one site. All your streaming, live shows, and movies are on the same homepage.
Sling is the least expensive option, but it only comes with thirty-three channels compared to the channel options with Hulu & FuboTV. Hulu + Live TV is the best option for cord-cutters. If you already have Hulu or the Disney+ bundle upgrading both to include live TV is worth it.
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