Masters 2019 Live : The Masters 2019 Tournament is the 83rd edition of the Masters Tournament and the first of golf’s four major championships to be held in 2019. It is being held from April 11–14 at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia. The Golf Digest team of editors offer updates, insights and analysis on all the action from Augusta National.
The most highly-anticipated tournament of the year is already nearly over over. The third round of the 2019 Masters is in the books, and we could have the makings of a Masters Sunday showdown for the ages. Francesco Molinari holds a two-stroke lead over Tiger Woods and Tony Finau, while Brooks Koepka, Webb Simpson and Ian Poulter are all also within striking distance.
Sunday’s final round promises to be very exciting, and unlike the previous three rounds, you’ll actually be able to watch the Masters Sunday action on TV in the morning. Why? An ominous weather forecast for Sunday afternoon resulted in the tee times being moved up by several hours. The good news? There are a few ways you can watch all the action on Masters Sunday.
Just as in previous rounds, online streaming options abound. You can watch groups play Amen Corner starting at 7:40 a.m. ET, and coverage of the 15th and 16th holes begins at 8:40 a.m. ET on Masters.com. Featured group coverage also begins with the first tee time at 7:30 a.m. ET.
Broadcast coverage begins at 9 a.m. ET on CBS, with the green jacket ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m. ET. You can find all the streaming options available to watch the Masters on Sunday, as well as the TV timeframe, below.
Only the Masters could keep secret the kind of massive digital media initiative they rolled out this week at the 83rd edition of their tournament. Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley announced on Wednesday during his one annual press conference that they had been working on a feature that would make video of “virtually” every shot hit by every player available on their website and mobile app minutes after it was struck. It sounded wild in theory, and then we saw it in practice on Thursday morning during the first round.
It’s a mind-boggling media achievement and a reminder that this tournament can do almost anything it wants. Other leagues and tournaments are encumbered by immobile cruise-ship size and media rights deals that might preclude something like this. The Masters can do and share its product however it wants, renewing its one-year handshake TV deal with CBS each year.
And then there is the matter of wherewithal — we’ve seen Augusta put up a sprawling new media center and a massive merchandise palace in each of the year two years, completing both projects in less than a year and with not sign of disruption to the tournament that had been there before. Now this digital effort could change the way golf is catalogued and shown forever, although it’s hard to see anyone ever doing it as well and efficiently as the Masters has shown so far this year.
The Masters field is a trim 87 players so the tee times of some of the featured groups do not start until late in the morning, unlike a regular PGA Tour week or another major when they may be out before 8 a.m. If you want to watch the very first groups out on the course, then that Track feature on the Masters app and website will be doing the instant highlights thing all morning and afternoon.
Following that, it’s on to the featured groups stream, which has also expanded its coverage in recent years. It used to be that the stream would not go live until the featured groups were in the middle of the round, somewhere on the first nine. But now we get that stream up and running from the very first tee. That seems like an obvious and simple choice but at Augusta, limited coverage used to be a credo and every extra minute added was supposed to be a gift to us all.We have an incredible leaderboard after Day 1 of the Masters, as the year’s first major gave us a little bit of everything on Thursday. Tiger Woods shared the lead for about an hour as he surged on his back nine, only to have a hiccup at the 17th hole to finish his round at 2-under, one back at the time. Scoring was stagnant for much of the day Thursday at the Masters, until Brooks Koepka, Bryson DeChambeau and others in the afternoon wave opened things up. Sitting one back starting the day? Phil Mickelson, three-time Masters champ, who has the chance to become the oldest major champion in history with a win, which would best Julius Boros (and Jack Nicklaus in 1986, of course). But there’s a lot of golf to be played.
One of the best ways to watch the Masters each year and see every single shot on the course is Featured Groups coverage, which follows groups exclusively throughout their rounds each day. With fantastic pairings set for Sunday’s final round, the Featured Groups option will allow fans at home to see the entire round for some of the most notable golfers in the 2019 Masters field.
Tiger Woods will headline this special grouping for the third straight day. He enters Round 4 in the final pairing at Augusta National for the first time since 2007 and just two shots back of leader Francesco Molinari and tied with Tony Finau. The Molinari-Woods-Finau pairing will be the focus of coverage, but once the leaders are on the course, a second contending group will be picked up as well.