The Masters from Augusta, Georgia is the most anticipated event on the golf calendar, the first major of the year and the one with the most prestige, always played at the same difficult, beautiful course every year. CBS has broadcast rights for the third and final rounds of the tournament, after ESPN will air the first two rounds on cable TV beginning April 11. For the first time, however, CBS Sports Network will also be getting into the game.
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Complementing its broadcast brethren’s coverage, CBS Sports Network will tee up coverage of the 2013 Masters Tournament with a live show originating from the tournament practice range at Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Ga.
Starting on Monday April 8 at noon (ET), Masters on the Range will continue through Sunday morning setting the stage of the final round of The Masters, featuring player interviews, analysis and a preview of the day’s action. Brian Crowell, Bobby Clampett and Billy Kratzert will host the show each day.
In addition, for the first time ever CBS Sports Network will replay CBS Sports’ live broadcasts of the third and final-rounds of The Masters immediately following the conclusion of the broadcaster’s coverage.
CBS will televise the third and final rounds of the Masters on Saturday April 13 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sunday April 14 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
This year, Tiger Woods is one of the favorites going in, as he has regained his world number-one ranking. Tiger hasn’t won a major since his Thanksgiving incident and divorce, but his game has looked its best since that time recently. If Tiger is in contention on the final day, as he often is at the Masters, it could be a big ratings boon for CBS and for golf in general.
Be sure to tune into ESPN next Thursday and Friday, and CBS on Saturday and Sunday, to keep track of golf’s most enduring tournament.