GOLF: Masters Tournament 2013 – Live coverage on BBC Sport & Sky Sports

Golf’s finest go head-to-head for the coveted Masters green jacket at the majestic August National course and you can follow all of the action on Sky Sports and BBC Television.

All four days of the 2013 Augusta showpiece, which takes place April 11-14 – as well as the pre-tournament Par 3 contest – will be shown live on Sky Sports HD, with live free-to-air coverage of the final two rounds on BBC Two and BBC Two HD.

Fans will be hoping for a repeat of the nail-biting excitement of last year where American Bubba Watson ensured he was the man heading to the Butler Cabin to collect his green jacket after winning a nail-biting play-off against former Open champion Louis Oosthuizen.

The left-handed American’s miraculous approach shot to the green on second play-off hole, from the trees to the right of the fairway, will live long in the memory. 

It was the shot that secured his maiden major championship and provided a thrilling conclusion to four magnificent days.

Four-time winner Tiger Woods has already secured two wins this year and has regained the world number one spot for the first time in four years, displacing close rival Rory McIlroy.

The 14-time Major champion looks set to arrive at the event as one of the hot favourites, but there will be plenty of other players gunning to prevent the American taking his fifth Masters title.

Northern Ireland’s McIlroy has had a difficult start to the New Year having switched clubs at the beginning of the season following his multi-million pound deal with Nike.

He showed glimpses of his best golf at the recent WGC-Cadillac Championship but will be hoping to rediscover the form which saw him win the PGA Championship at Kiawah Island in 2012.

McIlroy will be desperate to be in the hunt on the final day’s action having previously managed a best of just 15th in his four previous visits to Augusta.

That was the same year he held a four-shot lead going into the final round, only for it to quickly evaporate in a final round that made for painful viewing as McIlroy crumbled under the pressure.

There should also be strong challenges from Britain’s trio of Luke Donald, Lee Westwood and Justin Rose, all searching for a maiden Major championship victory.

Defending champion Bubba Watson and fellow former winners Phil Mickelson and Zach Johnson will be among the contenders hoping to succeed on home turf.

Golf ’s elite are battling not only for the coveted trophy and substantial prize money at Augusta, but also for the honour of wearing the clubhouse’s green jacket.

Bubba Watson became the fourth golfer to claim a maiden Major victory in the past six years at the Masters and, with a host of players among the 2013 field all worthy of lifting their first honour, could another new name deliver at Augusta?

Full details of how to follow the 2013 Masters on Sky Sports & BBC TV below:


Whoever prevails as the 2013 Masters champion, Sky Sports will be the only place to be to see all the drama play out with live coverage of all four days from Augusta.

The 77th Masters tees off at the picturesque course on Thursday, April 11 ,and Sky Sports will broadcast all four days live in stunning HD and in 3D, with the first two days to be shown exclusively live.

There will extended coverage this year on Saturday with an extra half-hour of live play provided by the host broadcaster CBS, adding up to a total of 23 hours of live action across the four days on Sky Sports.

There will also be special 3D coverage for certain portions of the event on the Sky 3D channel.

Wednesday evening’s par three tournament which serves as a warm-up event to the competition proper will also be shown live. First played in 1960, this event is open to tournament participants, noncompeting past champions and honorary invitees.

David Livingston presents all four days of live coverage from the Sky Sports studio overlooking the course, with Kirsty Gallagher hosting the Par 3 competition.

Colin Montgomerie, who competed in this event on 15 occasions, and Butch Harmon, son of 1948 Masters champion Claude Harmon and the man who coached both Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson to glory in this event, will again be part of the Sky Sports team, offering their expert opinions.

On the 50th anniversary of his first Masters win, the great Jack Nicklaus will also be part of the Sky team for the third year running.

The Golden Bear will bring Sky viewers his unrivalled insight into the event, having first slipped on that famous old Green Jacket back in 1963 – the first of what turned out to be six Masters victories as he amassed a record 18 major championships.

The veteran duo of Ewen Murray and Bruce Critchley will talk viewers through each day’s play, Howard Clark will commentate direct from the course itself and Tim Barter will interview the key figures in the clubhouse.

All of Sky Sports’ extensive live coverage will be complemented by a unique interactive service, allowing users to keep abreast of the latest scores, access Twitter feeds, see highlights of the day’s key shots, focus on select groups and the holes at the famous Amen Corner, and more.

These features and more will be made available on the Sky Sports iPad app, including live streaming, leaderboards and much mroe.

Sky Sports will also deliver comprehensive build-up to the 2013 tournament.

Throughout the week running up to the first tee-off on Thursday, viewers can see players warming up on the range via the red button.

Sky Sports News will also broadcast special shows focusing on the tournament, including Special Report live from Augusta on Monday evening (April 8, 7.30pm) presented by Kirsty Gallagher and Paul Azinger, while a collection of classic films across the Sky Sports channels will remind fans of the most memorable years at Augusta.

Masters Breakfast will also return with presenter Rob Lee, David Howell and special guests looking back on all the previous day’s play and talking viewers through key moments with the help of Sky Sports’ shot centre.

Viewers can also get all the breaking news, live scores, course guide and additional information about the tournament via Sky’s dedicated Masters microsite – CLICK HERE

Follow @SkySportsGolf on Twitter for all the latest news and updates from the course.

Subscribe to Sky Sports – CLICK HERE

Monday 8th April
On The Range LIVE
5.00pm-7.00pm – Sky Sports 1 (Red Button)
Tuesday 9th April
On The Range LIVE
2.00pm-4.00pm – Sky Sports 1 (Red Button)
Wednesday 10th April
On The Range LIVE
2.00pm-4.00pm – Sky Sports 1 (Red Button)
The Masters – Par 3 Tournament LIVE
7.00pm-10.30pm – Sky Sports 1
Thursday 11th April
7.00pm-12.30am – Sky Sports 1 | Live play from 8.00pm
9.30pm-12.30am – Sky 3D
Amen Corner + Selected Holes LIVE
3.45pm-12.30am – Sky Sports 1 (Red Button)
Friday 12th April
Masters Breakfast – Day 1 Highlights
9.00am-12.00pm – Sky Sports 1
7.00pm-12.30am – Sky Sports 1 | Live play from 8.00pm
9.30pm-12.30am – Sky 3D
Amen Corner + Selected Holes LIVE
4.00pm-12.30am – Sky Sports 1 (Red Button)
Saturday 13th April
Masters Breakfast – Day 2 Highlights
9.00am-12.00pm – Sky Sports 1
7.00pm-12.30am – Sky Sports 1 | Live play from 8.00pm
9.00pm-12.30am – Sky 3D
Selected Holes LIVE
4.00pm-12.30am – Sky Sports 1 (Red Button)
Sunday 14th April
Masters Breakfast – Day 2 Highlights
9.00am-12.00pm – Sky Sports 2
6.00pm-12.30am – Sky Sports 1 | Live play from 7.00pm
9.00pm-12.30am – Sky 3D
Selected Holes LIVE
4.00pm-12.30am – Sky Sports 1 (Red Button)
Monday 15th April
How the 2013 Masters Was Won
8.00pm-10.00pm – Sky Sports 2

BBC TV will screen live coverage of the final two rounds on Saturday and Sunday evening, with extended highlights of the opening two days play on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.

Hazel Irvine presents all of the BBC’s coverage of the Masters from the world famous Augusta National course, including a special preview show on BBC Two to be broadcast on Wednesday evening at 11.20pm.

There will extended coverage this year on Saturday with an extra half-hour of live play provided by the host broadcaster CBS, adding up to more than 12 hours of terrestrial coverage from golf’s most beautiful major.

Commentary will be provided by the BBC’s ‘voice of golf’ Peter Alliss alongside Andrew Cotter, Ken Brown and former US PGA champion Wayne Grady.

Rishi Persad takes over the role of on-course reporter and he will interview all the big names following their rounds.

All of the BBC’s coverage will be broadcast in high-definition on either BBC Two HD or BBC One HD.

On radio, BBC Radio 5 live will have live commentary on all four days of the tournament.

Mark Chapman will host 5 live’s coverage for the first time alongside regular golf correspondent Iain Carter, with course commentary from John Murray and Alistair Bruce-Ball, and expert analysis from Andrew Magee and Jay Townsend.

The BBC Sport website will have full online text commentary throughout, plus a live stream of action from Amen Corner and holes 15 and 16 at the weekend. 

This will then switch to holes 15 and 16 when the final group is through the 13th, while selected coverage from these streams will be available on BBC Red Button.

Wednesday 10th April
The Masters – 2013 Preview
11.20pm-12.00am – BBC Two
Friday 12th April
The Masters – Day 1 Highlights
6.30pm-7.30pm – BBC Two 
(5.30pm for viewers in Wales & Northern Ireland)
Saturday 13th April
The Masters – Day 2 Highlights
2.15pm-3.30pm – BBC One
The Masters – Day 3 LIVE
7.30pm-12.00am – BBC Two | Live play from 8.00pm
Amen Corner + Selected Holes LIVE
4.00pm-12.00am – BBC Sport Website
Sunday 14th April
The Masters – Day 4 LIVE
6.30pm-12.00am – BBC Two | Live play from 7.00pm
Amen Corner + Selected Holes LIVE
4.00pm-12.00am – BBC Sport Website

One Response to GOLF: Masters Tournament 2013 – Live coverage on BBC Sport & Sky Sports

  1. Anonymous says:

    I,m so pissed off at the apologists. woods cheated, he knows that and so does montgomery and and the rest of the sky sports commentators. [excluding ross fisher].
    I envisage playing next week, [we,re ignorant of the rules, ] say the usual bandits.
    I really think, [call me cynical] that the dollar pull of woods made the difference and had it been a lower profile player ,disqualification would have been a certainty.
    R.I.P. BOBBY JONES. [and the integrity of golf]

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