The world’s most prestigious golf tournament is back, and you do not want to miss a minute of what promises to be another exciting chapter in the tournament’s storied history.
Whether you’re watching to see who will win the iconic Green Jacket or just to view the colorful azaleas at Augusta National, StreamSafely has all the information you need to catch all the action.
What is The Masters Tournament?
Every April, the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia hosts a field of 90 golfers for The Masters Tournament. The winner of the four-day tournament is presented with the Green Jacket by the previous year’s winner. The total purse for the event is $18 million, which is $3 million more than the 2022 payout and the biggest year-over-year increase in the tournament’s history. This means all players in the top 33 will earn at least six figures from competing in this year’s event.
The Masters is the first of the four major golf tournaments held each year. Known collectively as “the majors,” the other tournaments are the US Open, The Open Championship (also known as the British Open), and the PGA Championship. While all of the majors carry prestige, a win at The Masters is the most coveted achievement in the sport. The Masters is also special in that it’s the only major to be played on the same course each year.
The Masters is iconic, in part, due to the course at Augusta National – its beauty and architectural design, which lends to its difficulty level. No stretch of the course is more challenging than “Amen Corner,” the trio of holes 11-13, known to make or break the leader.
Past Masters Winners
Jack Nicklaus has claimed six Green Jackets and the most Masters wins to date. Tiger Woods has won five Masters, and Arnold Palmer has earned the title four times.
The winners of the last five years are:
- 2022: Scottie Scheffler
- 2021: Hideki Matsuyama
- 2020: Dustin Johnson
- 2019: Tiger Woods
- 2018: Patrick Reed
Top Stories Ahead of the 2023 Masters
The Masters Tournament is always filled with great storylines. Here are some of the top stories to keep an eye on this year.
The Leaderboard Favorites
According to DraftKings, the odds-on favorites in 2023 are:
- Jon Rahm, the current No. 1 ranked golfer in the world
- Scottie Scheffler, the Masters 2022 winner and Players Championship 2023 winner
- Rory McIlroy, the 2022 Masters runner-up
- Cameron Smith, the 2022 Open Championship winner
- Justin Thomas, the 2022 PGA Championship winner
Other notable contenders to watch include Jordan Spieth, Collin Morikawa, Viktor Hovland, Shane Lowry, Xander Schauffele, Tony Finau, Max Homa, Patrick Cantlay, and Joaquin Niemann.
The 47-year-old golf phenom confirmed he would play in the 2023 tournament but is considered a long shot to win. The five-time Masters champion won his first Masters in 1997 at 21 years old, the youngest to win, and his fifth 22 years later in 2019 at age 43. Tiger Woods has also won 82 official PGA Tour events throughout his career. Although Woods has been plagued with injury and controversy, he is still a fan favorite.
The Addition of LIV Golfers
Golfers from the LIV Golf circuit, financed by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, will tee up alongside PGA Tour golfers for the first time this season. Citing his desire to “honor the tradition of bringing together a preeminent field of golfers,” Masters Tournament Chairman Fred Ridley extended invitations to 17 LIV golfers, including Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson.
A Picturesque Course and Clear Skies
The play continues rain or shine, except in unusually heavy rain, but history shows an average high of 77 degrees and just eight times where there has been a delay in play. Plush, green grass and a colorful array of flowers greet spectators and golfers at every hole. Each hole bears the name of the representative flora, such as the pink dogwood at hole 2, the magnolia at hole 5, and the aptly named 13th hole, “Azalea,” where more than 1,500 azalea bushes adorn the hillside.
2023 Masters Tournament Results and Updates
This year’s tournament did not disappoint when it came to exciting events. Spanish golfer Jon Rahm took the top prize, including the coveted green jacket, with his 12 under win. Rahm walked away with nearly $3.25 million in winnings, over $600,000 more than 2022’s champion. He edged out Brooks Koepka, who was the hands-down favorite with sole possession of the lead going into the final round. Koepka tied with Phil Mickelson at 8 under to take second with Jordan Spieth, Patrick Reed, and Russell Henley tying for fourth at 7 under.
2023 U.S. Masters Schedule and Where to Watch
If hanging out at the local sports bar is not your thing, invite your friends and family over for The Masters live coverage. From the first round on April 6 to the final round on April 9, see the TV schedule below for wall-to-wall Masters coverage.
|Thursday, April 6|
|Friday, April 7|
|Saturday, April 8|
|Sunday, April 9|
|Live Stream** on Masters.com||Live Stream** on Masters.com||Live Stream** on Masters.com||Live Stream** on Masters.com|
|8:15 AM – 7:30 PM ET||8:30 AM – 7:30 PM ET||11:00 AM – 7:00 PM ET||11:00 AM – 7:30 PM ET|
|Live TV Coverage**||Live TV Coverage**||Live TV Coverage**||Live TV Coverage**|
|3:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET||3:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET||3:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET||2:00 PM – 7:30 PM ET|
**End times are approximate based on tee times
ESPN will also air the Par-3 Contest on April 5 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM ET.
CBS Sports offers golf fans TV simulcast free on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app. You can also watch The Masters Tournament on many popular streaming services, including:
- DirecTV Stream
- Paramount Plus
- YouTube TV
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