It’s the week of the year when the sporting world turns its focus squarely on the Masters.
And for Aussie golf fans, there’s never been more ways to take in the beauty of Augusta National, nor more coverage available.
For those without subscription TV services, Channel 9 GEM will show the action live each day, but there’s also the network’s 9NOW service that will allow you to stream coverage daily and the brilliant Masters website – www.masters.com – that permits you to see every shot of every player.
But for the real golf tragics, it’s hard to go past the Foxtel and Kayo Sports coverage, which has already begun with Channel 505 turned over to the Masters for the entire week.
The Masters channel features films from previous years, including a Thursday afternoon special on Australia’s lone green jacket holder, Adam Scott.
But when it’s go time on Thursday night (Australian time), two more channels will crank up on Fox to really put you in that Georgia frame of mind.
On Thursday and Friday night from 9.30pm (AWST) then from 10.30pm (AWST) on Saturday and Sunday night, Fox 508 – the 4K Ultra HD channel – will carry coverage of Amen Corner.
From 10.30pm (AWST) on Thursday and Friday night and from 11.30pm (AWST) on Saturday and Sunday night, Fox 503 will carry coverage of the 15th and 16th holes.
And then, through 9GEM and Fox 505, the main American coverage will start at 2am (AWST) on each of the first three days of the tournament, then at 1am (AWST) on Monday morning for the final round.
Each day immediately following live play, Fox 505 will carry the Golf Channel’s “Live from the Masters” show to analyse each day’s action.
From 10.00pm (AWST) on Saturday and Sunday night, Fox 505 will carry Golf Channel’s “Masters on the Range” show until live coverage begins.
Check your local guides for more details, but the main live TV coverage (Australian Western Standard Time) is as follows:
Friday, 2am: Fox 505 and 9GEM
Saturday, 2am: Fox 505 and 9GEM
Sunday, 2am: Fox 505 and 9GEM
Monday, 1am: Fox 505 and 9GEM