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How To Watch the Masters Tournament 2023

Golf’s most popular tournament tees off this April. Here’s everything you need to know about watching the Masters on TV.

The 2023 Masters Tournament swings into action on Thursday, April 6. You can watch the entire competition on ESPN and CBS Sports platforms.

Scottie Scheffler won last year’s outing, while Jack Nicklaus holds the record for most tournament championships (six). Scheffler remains in good form, but Jon Rahm is another to keep an eye on.

Keep reading to learn how to watch live coverage from Augusta National Golf Club—including channel and schedule details.

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What channel is the Masters on?

Primary coverage of the Masters airs on ESPN and CBS, with ESPN and ESPN Deportes televising the first two rounds and CBS and Paramount+ showing the final two rounds. ESPN+ and Paramount+ also stream featured groups and holes all tournament long—including the notorious Amen Corner.

Pro tip: You can watch free Masters coverage on Masters.com and in the Masters app—available via the Google Play and iOS storefronts. Like ESPN+, the Masters website and app show featured groups and holes. You can also personalize your experience with the Every Shot, Every Hole, and My Group features.

2023 Masters Tournament schedule

The 2023 Masters officially begins on Thursday, April 6, and runs through Easter Sunday, but various practice rounds and the Masters Par 3 Contest kick things off earlier in the week. We highlighted the key events and main channels in the table below.

Event Day Time (ET) Channels
Tuesday at the Masters Tuesday, April 4 Noon–2 p.m. ESPN+, ESPN3
Wednesday at the Masters Wednesday, April 5 10 a.m.–Noon ESPN+, ESPN3
Par 3 Contest Wednesday, April 5 Noon–5 p.m. ESPN+ (early), ESPN (late)
Round 1 Thursday, April 6 3–7:30 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Round 2 Friday, April 7 3–7:30 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Round 3 Saturday, April 8 3–7 p.m. CBS, Paramount+
Round 4 Sunday, April 9 2–7 p.m. CBS, Paramount+

Best TV plans for watching the Masters

The best TV plan for watching the Masters depends on how much coverage you want.

Hulu + Live TV (starting at $69.99 per month) is our favorite service for fans of the entire PGA Tour. Not only does it have CBS and ESPN for the Masters Tournament, but it also includes NBC, Golf Channel, ESPN+, and The CW. That last one’s important for watching the LIV Golf League.

Of course, you don’t need a massive TV plan to watch the four-day Masters. You can stream featured content on the Masters.com and Masters app for free. Or, you could sign up for ESPN+ ($9.99 a month) to get its featured content and expanded PGA Tour Live coverage.

If you only care about the final rounds of the Masters, a simple over-the-air (OTA) antenna can set you up with CBS. Otherwise, a Paramount+ Premium plan ($9.99 per month) streams the same CBS broadcasts with more device flexibility. Paramount+ also carries extended Masters Live coverage for full-day streaming.

Which TV providers carry the Masters?

Most TV services show the Masters Tournament because CBS and ESPN are commonly available channels. To prove it, we listed some of the most popular TV providers in the table below and illustrated whether they carry the two networks.

Provider Price CBS ESPN Details
Cox $56.00–$139.00/mo. View plans

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DIRECTV $64.99–$154.99/mo. View plans

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DIRECTV STREAM $64.99–$154.99/mo. View plans

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DISH $79.99–$109.99/mo. View plans

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fuboTV $74.99–$94.99/mo. View plans

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Hulu + Live TV $69.99–$82.99/mo. View plans

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Optimum $35.00–$115.00/mo. View plans

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Philo $25.00/mo. View plans

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Sling TV $40.00–$55.00/mo. View plans

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Spectrum $59.99/mo. View plans

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Vidgo $59.95–$79.95/mo. View plans

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Xfinity $20.00–$80.00/mo. View plans

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YouTube TV $72.99/mo. View plans

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How to watch the Masters for free

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Recommended antenna:
Mohu Leaf 50 ($47.99 one-time purchase*)
Masters channels:
CBS
Features:
All local broadcast channels

*CableTV.com utilizes paid Amazon links. Amazon.com Price; $47.99 (as of 3/16/23 4:45 p.m. CT). Read full disclaimer.

There are a few ways to watch the Masters for free. The most convenient option is to pull up Masters.com on your computer or download the Masters app on your mobile device. You won’t get the main TV broadcast, but you can follow every shot with the nifty My Group feature.

If you don’t have fast and reliable internet, the next best option is to get an OTA antenna to watch the final two rounds via your local CBS station. Antennas aren’t free but can give you free access to several local channels after the initial hardware purchase.

One of our favorite antennas is the Mohu Leaf 50 ($47.99 on Amazon*). Its 60-mile range and multi-directional design are perfect for suburban areas. However, you’ll want to verify the type of antenna range you’ll need by entering your zip code into the Federal Communications Commission’s Reception Map Tool.

Check out our Best Antennas for Cord-Cutters page to browse more antenna recommendations.

Who’s playing in the 2023 Masters?

This year’s Masters Tournament features 88 players who earned an invitation based on criteria established by the Masters Committee. The field of golfers includes past Masters winners, Olympic gold medalists, PGA Tour tournament champions, and top Official World Golf Ranking players.

The 2023 tournament also marks the first time PGA Tour and LIV Golf League players are competing together. Check out the complete list of players below.

  • Abraham Ancer
  • Sam Bennett
  • Keegan Bradley
  • Sam Burns
  • Patrick Cantlay
  • Ben Carr
  • Cameron Champ
  • Corey Conners
  • Fred Couples
  • Harrison Crowe
  • Jason Day
  • Bryson DeChambeau
  • Harris English
  • Mateo Fernández de Oliveira
  • Tony Finau
  • Matthew Fitzpatrick
  • Tommy Fleetwood
  • Ryan Fox
  • Sergio García
  • Talor Gooch
  • Brian Harman
  • Tyrrell Hatton
  • Russell Henley
  • Kazuki Higa
  • Tom Hoge
  • Max Homa
  • Billy Horschel
  • Viktor Hovland
  • Mackenzie Hughes
  • Sungjae Im
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Zach Johnson
  • Si Woo Kim
  • Tom Kim
  • Chris Kirk
  • Kevin Kisner
  • Kurt Kitayama
  • Brooks Koepka
  • Jason Kokrak
  • Bernhard Langer
  • K.H. Lee
  • Min Woo Lee
  • Shane Lowry
  • Sandy Lyle
  • Hideki Matsuyama
  • Matthew McClean
  • Rory McIlroy
  • Adrian Meronk
  • Phil Mickelson
  • Keith Mitchell
  • Larry Mize
  • Francesco Molinari
  • Taylor Moore
  • Collin Morikawa
  • Kevin Na
  • Joaquin Niemann
  • Alex Norén
  • José María Olazábal
  • Louis Oosthuizen
  • Mito Pereira
  • Thomas Pieters
  • J.T. Poston
  • Aldrich Potgieter
  • Séamus Power
  • Jon Rahm
  • Patrick Reed
  • Justin Rose
  • Gordon Sargent
  • Xander Schauffele
  • Scottie Scheffler
  • Charl Schwartzel
  • Adam Scott
  • Vijay Singh
  • Cameron Smith
  • Jordan Spieth
  • Scott Stallings
  • Sepp Straka
  • Adam Svensson
  • Sahith Theegala
  • Justin Thomas
  • Harold Varner III
  • Bubba Watson
  • Mike Weir
  • Danny Willett
  • Gary Woodland
  • Tiger Woods
  • Cameron Young
  • Will Zalatoris

Withdrawn from competition.

Final take

The Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club airs on ESPN and CBS, with additional Masters Week coverage streaming on ESPN+ and Paramount+.

Hulu + Live TV will give you complete access to the tournament and the PGA Tour. But if you don’t want a monthly TV subscription, you can easily catch live coverage on Masters.com and the Masters app.

An OTA antenna is also a great way to watch the Masters’ climatic final rounds, as long as you live within range of a CBS affiliate network.

How to watch the Masters Tournament FAQ

Is the Masters on antenna TV?

Yes, you can watch the Masters on CBS using a digital antenna. CBS will air the tournament’s final two rounds, plus highlights from earlier in the week.

Can I watch the Masters on Amazon Prime?

Yes, you can watch the Masters on Amazon Prime Video with the Paramount+ add-on. You’ll get tournament highlights during the first two rounds, with full coverage available during the final two days.

Can I watch the Masters on Roku?

Yes, you can watch the Masters Tournament on Roku. The streaming platform provides access to the tournament through many channels—including the ESPN, CBS Sports, and Paramount+ apps. You can also stream the Masters on Roku through live TV streaming services like Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

Is the Masters on NBC?

No, you can’t watch the Masters on NBC. But daily studio coverage with live look-ins from Augusta National Golf Club will air on Golf Channel and stream on Peacock.

How can I watch the Augusta National Women’s Amateur?

You can watch the 2023 Augusta National Women’s Amateur on Golf Channel, NBC, and Peacock between Wednesday, March 29, and Saturday, April 1. Golf Channel will also air the 2023 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals on Sunday, April 2.

Methodology

Our sports experts evaluated the best ways to watch the Masters Tournament by comparing the most popular TV services head to head. We based our viewing recommendations on channel availability, pricing, and ease of use. We also considered access to other PGA Tour events, should you decide to watch more golf this year.

Check out our How We Rank page to learn more about our methods.

Disclaimer

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