Low scores at the 2021 Masters have been hard to come by so far – just the way it should be! The golf calendar's first major has taken some big name casualties heading into the third round, and who will be pulling on the Green Jacket on Sunday remains anybody's guess. Read on as our guide tells you how to watch Masters online from anywhere in the world.
Less than five months after Tiger Woods presented Dustin Johnson with the iconic Green Jacket, the world's best golfers are back at Augusta for the 2021 Masters. Restored to its rightful April slot and once again the first major of the year, 2021's Augusta showcase has once again been a delectable week of golf.
Tournament dates: April 8-11
Start times (Sat & Sun): 9.40am ET / 6.40am PT / 2.40pm BST / 11.40pm AST
Venue: Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia
US TV coverage: stream ESPN and CBS live with FuboTV FREE trial
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Bryson DeChambeau rode into this year's Masters on a wave of hype that had been fanned by his first major win this year. After a stinking first round, The Scientist is very much back in contention, in a chasing pack along with the likes of Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas. It's Englishman Justin Rose who continues to cling on to the top of the leaderboard after shooting a magnificent 65 on Thursday.
Follow our guide below as we explain how to live stream Masters 2021 golf – catch every shot of the action from Augusta no matter where you are in the world right now. We'll also explain how to watch Masters online, tee-off times, channels and more.
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2021 Masters times: tee-off times and key groups
Round three (Saturday) tee-off times – Local times given (ET)
Paul Casey, Ian Poulter – 9.40am
Billy Horschel, Phil Mickelson – 10am
Jose Maria Olazabal, Patrick Reed – 10.50am
Abraham Ancer, Bubba Watson – 11.50am
Bryson DeChambeau, Matt Jones – 1pm
Tony Finau, Justin Thomas – 1.50pm
Jordan Spieth, Bernd Wiesberger – 2pm
Justin Rose, Will Zalatoris – 2.20pm
How to watch a Masters live stream from outside your country
There are loads of easy ways to watch a Masters golf live stream, including in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and almost anywhere else in the world. Scroll down for a full breakdown of options, but note that if you're currently abroad, you’ll need to use a VPN to dial in to a location that lets you watch the Masters online in the same way you would at home.
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Masters live stream: how to watch 2021 Masters online, for FREE and without cable in the US
In the US, Masters coverage is shared by ESPN and CBS, with ESPN offering live coverage of rounds one and two, and CBS taking over at the weekend with live coverage of rounds three and four.
If you’ve got them on cable, simply head to the ESPN and CBS websites and log in with your cable credentials to stream their coverage online.
For the first two rounds, the first groups get going at 8am ET / 5am PT, with the final threes going out at 2pm ET.
How to watch The Masters online without cable
We think the best deal in town for cable-cutting golf fans is FuboTV, as it includes both ESPN and CBS in its Starter plan.
At $65 per month, it’s a much cheaper alternative to traditional cable with the flexibility to cancel at any point – and if you haven’t had Fubo before, you can take advantage of its FREE TRIAL and watch the Masters 2021 without paying a penny, if that’s how you choose to play it.
You can also tap into ESPN’s coverage through streaming service ESPN Plus, which only costs $5.99 per month (featured groups and holes only), and CBS’s new streamer Paramount Plus, which costs $9.99 a month for the ad-free version or $5.99 a month with ads. But you’d need to grab both to get all four days’ coverage.
Watch the Masters online from abroad
You needn’t find yourself in a pickle when you’re abroad, either, as using a good VPN as described above will let you watch the streaming services and content you pay for at home, from anywhere in the world. This means you can watch the Masters 2021 online from anywhere.
How to get a Masters live stream in the UK
UK-based golf fans likely know that Sky Sports has the rights to PGA Tour coverage in Blighty – and the same is true of The Masters.
Live coverage of the Masters 2021 is available through the Sky Sports Golf channel from April 8-11, and it’s as comprehensive as it gets, switching to Sky Sports Main Event at peak times and for the heart of the action.
Featured Groups coverage starts at 2pm BST for rounds 1 and 2, ahead of full coverage going on-air at 7.30pm, while live coverage of rounds 3 and 4 starts at 7pm.
Subscribers also get to watch on the move using the Sky Go app, which is available on nearly all modern phones, tablets, laptops, PCs and consoles. For those without Sky, the best option is a Now TV Sky Sports Monthly Pass.
Watch UK golf coverage from abroad To access your usual streaming service from outside the UK, you’ll need to download a good VPN as detailed above.
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2021 Masters golf live stream: how to watch the Masters online in Australia
Golf fans Down Under can watch an official live stream of the US Masters 2021 on 9Gem, Fox Sports or Kayo. Aussies will be able to watch the Amen Corner, plus the 15th and 16th holes from all three services.
Coverage starts at 5am AEST each morning for rounds 1-3, and 4am for the final round. Catch the Amen Corner from 12:30am AEST on Friday and Saturday, and 1:30am AEST on Sunday and Monday.
9Gem is free-to-air, while you’ll need to have a paid subscription to watch on Fox Sports. For a cheaper alternative, you can live stream Masters 2021 golf online through slick streaming platform Kayo.
Newbies can take advantage of a FREE Kayo trial to see if the service is right for them. For those who decide to keep it, Kayo price plans start from a super affordable AUD$25 a month – really good value considering how much premium live sports action it hosts.
Not in Australia? Aussies abroad looking to watch a Masters live stream should find that a good VPN helps them access their home streaming services wherever they are.
How to watch The Masters 2021: live stream golf in Canada
Canadian golf fans will find that CTV and TSN are the broadcasters to turn to for live Masters 2021 golf coverage.
TSN has the exclusive rights on Thursday and Friday, while national broadcaster CTV (and its French-language partner network, RDS) join the party on Saturday and Sunday for coverage of the final two rounds.
This makes life easy for cord-cutters, who can subscribe to TSN Direct on a streaming-only basis from just $7.99 a day or (much better value) $19.99 a month.
Just remember that if you’re abroad right now you can use a VPN to magically transport yourself back in Canada to live stream Masters 2021 coverage just like you would at home.
Masters 2021 dates: when is the Masters being played this year?
The Masters has returned to its traditional early April slot, after Covid-19 pushed it all the way back to November last year. The tournament tees off on Thursday, April 8, with the fourth and final round set to be played on Sunday, April 11.
Masters 2021: weather forecast for Augusta
The weather on the opening day of the 2021 Masters looks a far cry from what we got last year, with temperatures in the upper 70s expected, and little chance of rain.
However, that looks like the best we'll get in Augusta. There's a chance of thunderstorms on both Friday and Saturday, while the final round could also be played in damp conditions.
Who won The Masters last year?
Dustin Johnson enters the 2021 Masters as defending champion, having won the tournament in 2020 by shooting 20-under-par – a Masters record score – and notching just four bogeys.
It was the first Masters victory of Johnson's career and his second major, and being presented with the iconic green jacket by 2019 champion Tiger Woods made the occasion all the sweeter.
Is Tiger Woods playing in The Masters this year?
Unfortunately, five-time Masters champion Tiger Woods misses out on this year's tournament, having suffered multiple leg injuries in a serious car accident in California in February.
He is reported to have suffered broken bones in both legs, and had to undergo surgery to treat the injuries. There's no word yet on when he could return to the course.
How many times has Tiger Woods won The Masters? Who has won the most Masters?
Tiger Woods has won the Masters five times – in 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2019.
He's also the youngest Masters champion, having been just 21 years and 104 days old when he claimed his first green jacket in 1997.
Only Jack Nicklaus has more Masters titles to his name (six), and the Golden Bear also holds the record for the most majors, with 18. Woods is second, with 15.
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