The Masters is held over four days at Augusta National Golf Club in the state of Georgia, beginning on Thursday 7 April, and concluding on Sunday 10 April. On Thursday and Friday, ESPN’s coverage will begin on live TV at 3 p.m. ET
The 2022 Masters will be contested from April 7-10 at Augusta National, and golf fans will have plenty of options to watch the competition. With the tee times for the first two rounds of the Masters now released, attention at Augusta National turns to Thursday and the start of the first major of the year.
J.J. Spaun won the Valero Texas Open last weekend for his first PGA Tour victory, and in doing so earned the last invite to the Masters. He’s off in the first group on Thursday morning, alongside 1994 and 1999 champion Jose Maria Olazabal.
So much of the build-up to the tournament has been focused on Tiger Woods, who has now confirmed he will be competing this week. He goes off at 3:34 pm BST on Thursday, alongside Louis Oosthuizen and Joaquin Niemann.
In the group that follows, defending champion Hideki Matsuyama plays with Justin Thomas and amateur James Piot.
How to watch The Masters 2022 Live Free Streaming
There are a lot of things that tell us spring has come, but for golf fans, it is the annual trip to Augusta National and the playing of The Masters. Golf’s first of four majors and one of the most historic tournaments in the sport, The Masters 2022 is taking place from April 7-10 as many of the world’s best golfers compete for the coveted green jacket.
In addition to who will be playing at this year’s Masters, there’s also a lot of talk about who is not (Phil Mickelson) and who may take part (Tiger Woods) in the tournament.
What channel is the 2022 Masters on?
The first two days of the Masters will be carried by ESPN. On Thursday and Friday, ESPN’s coverage will begin on live TV at 3 p.m. ET, though avid fans of the sport will be able to stream featured groups and holes before then.
How to watch The Masters 2022 in the US
The Masters is called “a tradition unlike any other” and part of that tradition is the golf tournament airing on CBS with legendary broadcaster Jim Nantz behind the mic.
CBS will once again serve as the US network for the final two rounds of The Masters on Saturday and Sunday for The Masters, while ESPN will be the home for Thursday and Friday’s first and second rounds. Nightly highlights will also air on Thursday and Friday on CBS.
CBS is one of the four major US TV networks, which means that it is available for anyone with a traditional pay-TV satellite/cable subscription or who uses a TV antenna to receive local TV stations. The network is also carried by live TV streaming services like FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, and YouTube TV.
ESPN, a cable channel, is also available or offered on most traditional pay-TV services, but always good to double-check that your package includes the sports network. It is also available on live TV streaming services, including FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV (Sling TV Orange), and YouTube TV.
Streaming will also be an option to watch The Masters this year. ESPN’s streaming service ESPN Plus will carry live coverage of practice and special events (the Par 3 contest) on Tuesday and Wednesday, while also offering special coverage of tournament action Thursday and Friday.
How to watch The Masters in the UK
Coverage of The Masters 2022 will be available to UK audiences via BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC online, and Sky Sports.
BBC will offer live commentary via its mobile apps and radio programming, with highlights airing in the morning after each round concludes on BBC Two.
Both BBC Two and BBC iPlayer are available to all UK viewers at no cost. Check out the BBC’s full schedule right here(opens in a new tab).
Sky Sports will offer live coverage starting Monday, April 4, with pre-tournament practice and then live coverage of all four rounds from Thursday to Sunday. Thursday and Friday’s coverage start with featured groups at 2 pm UK time before full coverage starts at 7:30 pm.
Saturday and Sunday coverage will offer full round coverage starting at 6:30 pm. Check out Sky Sports’ full schedule right here(opens in a new tab).
2022 Masters predictions
One major surprise the model is calling for at the 2022 Masters: Rory McIlroy, a 20-time PGA Tour champion and one of the top favorites, stumbles at Augusta and finishes outside the top 10. The 32-year-old finished on top of the leaderboard at the CJ Cup earlier this season, his 20th PGA Tour victory.
McIlroy is a four-time major champion and can complete the career grand slam with a victory at Augusta National. However, he has been unable to grasp the coveted green jacket despite being in the mix on numerous occasions. McIlroy has finished in the top 10 in six of his last eight starts at Augusta, but the pressure of winning the green jacket seems to be weighing on him.
He’s finished 21st or worse in two of his last three starts at Augusta, which includes a missed cut in 2021. He’s not a strong pick to win it all, and there are far better values in the Masters Tournament 2022 field.