Tiger Woods made a triumphant return to the Masters on Thursday. A mere 13 months after nearly losing his right leg in a serious car accident, the five-time Masters champion surprised the golf world by entering the tournament and then going out and shooting a one-under 71 on his reconstructed leg. Woods is tied for 10th place heading into round two on Friday. He's scheduled to tee off at 1:41 p.m. ET (10:41 a.m. PT) today.
Sungjae Im leads the tournament at five under par after the first round. Cameron Smith is one stroke back, and Dustin Johnson, Danny Willett, Joaquin Niemann and Scottie Scheffler are all two shots off the lead. As you settle in for the second round today, you can check out the the Masters leaderboard and tee times for round two.
With or without a cable TV subscription, golf fans have plenty of ways to watch the world's best golfers compete at the world's best golf course this week. Here's what you need to know.
- What: The 2022 Masters Tournament
- When: April 7-10
- Where: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Georgia
- Channels: ESPN and CBS
Live US TV coverage of the Masters
ESPN will broadcast the first two rounds on Thursday and Friday, and CBS has the weekend coverage for the final two rounds. Here's the remaining TV schedule:
- 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET (12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. PT) on ESPN
- 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on ET (12 p.m. to 4 p.m. PT) on CBS
- 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET (11 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT) on CBS
Free livestreams of the Masters
On the Masters website or mobile app, you can stream live without having to sign in with a pay TV provider. You can also watch a livestream of the Masters on CBSSports.com or the CBS Sports app, also without needing pay TV credentials. The Masters site will have the TV simulcast livestream each day, and both the Masters site and CBS Sports will offer an additional five livestreams each of the four days of the tournament:
- You can follow featured groups at the Masters throughout each day.
- You can watch golfers navigate holes 4, 5 and 6.
- You can watch the action as it passes through Amen Corner, Augusta National's most famous sequence of holes: the treacherous par-4 11th, the short par-3 12th and the long par-5 13th.
- You can watch golfers navigate holes 15 and 16.
- You can select your favorite golfers and watch all of their shots with the My Group feature.
Live TV streaming options
If you don't have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can watch the Masters with a. All five of the major services offer ESPN, and four of the five (all but Sling TV) offer CBS. If you're only interested in watching the final two rounds of the tournament over the weekend, you can use Paramount Plus. The catch is that , so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries CBS in your area. ESPN Plus will also show portions of the tournament each day.
If you live in an area with good reception, you can watch the weekend coverage on CBS for free on over-the-air broadcast channels just by attaching anto nearly any TV.
Stream all four rounds on ESPN and CBS
YouTube TV costs $65 a month and includes CBS and ESPN. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area.
Hulu with Live TV costs $70 a month and includes CBS and ESPN. Click the "View channels in your area" link on its welcome page to see which local channels are offered in your ZIP code.
FuboTV's Standard plan costs $70 a month and includes CBS and ESPN. Click here to see which local channels you get.
DirecTV Stream's basic $70-a-month package includes CBS and ESPN. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available where you live.
Stream only the weekend rounds from CBS
You can watch the last two rounds of the Masters on CBS's online streaming service. Paramount Plus costs $5 a month with ads or $10 a month without ads.
Stream only the first two rounds from ESPN
Neither of Sling TV's plans offers CBS but its $35-a-month Orange plan includes ESPN for the first two rounds of the tournament.
Stream only selected holes and groups with ESPN Plus
ESPN Plus costs $7 a month or $70 per year and will show the action as it passes through holes 4, 5 and 6, Amen Corner, and holes 15 and 16 each day of the tournament. It will also show featured groups, including a heavy focus on Tiger Woods' group with Louis Oosthuizen and Joaquin Niemann.
All of the live TVabove offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? .