The Masters, golf’s first major on the 2019 schedule and its most prestigious, begins in earnest the PGA Tour season, creating an opportunity for some of the sport’s slow-starting stars to correct course. And so far this year, a great many could use a reset.
Chief among them is Tiger Woods, who returns to Augusta National in pursuit of a fifth Masters championship.
Woods, ranked 12th in the world, last slipped on a green jacket 14 years ago and has been trying unsuccessfully to win a 15th major since 2008, his last. He’s played in five PGA events this season, failing to finish better than a tie for 10th (WGC-Mexico Championship). Woods’ 2018 Masters, his first time in the field after two years off, was a mixed bag (t-32), so there’s plenty of room for improvement. He’ll remain a betting favorite if by name only.
Patrick Reed, the 2018 champion, would become only the fourth player in history to repeat as Masters winner. Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose, the two odds-on tournament favorites, have never won a green jacket. Rose (14/1) has finished as runner-up twice and enters with a fresh world No. 1 ranking, while McIlroy (8/1) won The Players Championship earlier this season and has finished in the top 10 at Augusta each of the last five years.
Of course, the Masters field is more exclusive and grueling than any other tournament in golf. Lesser players have a tendency to rise to the occasion, upsetting the order.
Follow Tiger’s score and the rest of the field below with our live Masters leaderboard. You can also check out our “Tiger Tracker” for highlights from Woods’ first round.
It’s time to continue a tradition unlike any other with the 2019 Masters.
Golf’s most storied tournament tees off once again from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, featuring the best players in the world vying for the legendary green jacket.
Patrick Reed, the 2018 champion, will be one of the big stories as he tries to keep his green jacket for a second straight year, a feat accomplished by only a select few in the past.
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With landmarks that include Amen Corner and Magnolia Lane, Augusta National has played host to the Masters every year since the tournament’s inception in 1934. It’s the only major that has the same home course every year.
The Masters is the first major of 2019 and the first since the 2018 PGA Championship, when Tiger Woods finished second. Woods is still searching for his first major win since the 2008 U.S. Open. He has four career wins at Augusta.
Here is everything to know about the 2019 Masters, including the TV schedule, round-by-round tee times for Tiger Woods and the field, plus updated betting odds. You can also follow our “Tiger Tracker” and live leaderboard for hole-by-hole updates throughout the tournament.
Masters 2019 TV schedule, live stream
- TV channels: ESPN, CBS
- Live stream: Masters.com | fuboTV (Rounds 3-4 only)
- Leaderboard: Follow SN’s live tracker
All four days of the Masters will be featured on major networks. ESPN takes the first two days while CBS will broadcast the final two. Golf Channel and Masters.com will provide additional coverage in the days leading up to and during the Masters. You can also live stream Rounds 3-4 by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt will host ESPN’s coverage of the tournament and Jim Nantz will once again lend his voice for the final two rounds on CBS.
|Thursday, April 11||3-7:30 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|Friday, April 12||3-7:30 p.m. ET||ESPN|
|Saturday, April 13||3-7 p.m. ET||CBS/fuboTV|
|Sunday, April 14||2-7 p.m. ET||CBS/fuboTV|
The Masters field is a who’s who of golfers. As is usually the case, big names will make up a large portion of the field. Woods and Reed, the defending champion, will be playing, as will the top five golfers in the world: Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas. Recent Masters champions Danny Willett, Sergio Garcia, Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson will also be a part of the field.
Corey Conners was the final golfer to be added to the Masters field after winning the Texas Open on Sunday.
In addition to the 81 professionals, six amateur golfers will play in the Masters, including Viktor Hovland and Takumi Kanaya, who are among the top 10 amateurs in the world.
The Masters purse for 2019 has not been announced yet, but it is projected to be at least $11 million, which was the total the past two years. Patrick Reed pocketed $1,980,000 as the champion last year, so expect the winner to get that amount, if not more. The second place consolation probably won’t be too bad either. They are expected to earn over $1 million.
With The Players Championship increasing its purse to $12,500,000 this year, the Masters purse may get raised, too, making potential payouts even larger.
Players Championship winner McIlroy is the betting favorite to win the Masters, thanks largely in part to his seven consecutive top-10 finishes. Johnson and Rose, who have both won tournaments in 2019, come in right behind McIlroy.
Woods’ odds at +1400 make him an intriguing betting option. Spieth and
The Masters has featured a wide variety of winners over the last 10 years, save for Bubba Watson’s two victories in 2012 and 2014. Jack Nicklaus (6) has the most Masters victories of all time, while Woods (4) has the most of anyone in this year’s field.
Woods’ last victory came in 2005. He is also the most recent golfer to win back-to-back Masters. Nicklaus and Nick Faldo are the only other two to accomplish the feat, so Reed will have the opportunity to join even more elite company this year