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The Masters on TV Today (Friday, Nov. 13)

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The Masters on TV Today (Friday, Nov. 13)

The Masters on TV Today (Friday, Nov. 13)

The 2020 Masters golf tournament kicked off with lots of red numbers, as players took advantage of excellent scoring conditions and mild weather on Thursday, although several groups didn't finish because of rainy conditions to begin the day. First-round co-leaders Paul Casey, Dylan Fritelli and Dustin Johnson posted matching 7-under 65s. But that trio doesn't have much breathing room — Justin Thomas is only one shot back, and a number of world-class players are giving chase on a star-studded leaderboard, including five-time champion Tiger Woods, who shot a 4-under 68.

So if you're wondering, "What channel is the golf tournament on today?" know this: ESPN is airing the tournament today, with CBS Sports taking over for the weekend, at the times listed below (Eastern).


The Masters TV Schedule

Friday, Nov. 13: 1-5:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Saturday, Nov. 14: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. College GameDay from Augusta (ESPN); 1-5 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, Nov. 15: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (CBS)

Streaming Schedule (available through ESPN+)

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Friday, Nov. 13
Featured Groups: 7:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Featured Holes (4, 5 and 6): 7:55 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Featured Holes (Amen Corner, 11, 12 and 13): 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Featured Holes (15 and 16): 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 14
Featured Groups: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Featured Holes (4, 5 and 6): 10:45 a.m.-4 p.m.
Featured Holes (Amen Corner, 11, 12 and 13): 10:10 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Featured Holes (15 and 16): 11:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 15
Featured Groups: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Featured Holes (4, 5 and 6): 8:45 a.m.-2 p.m.
Featured Holes (Amen Corner, 11, 12 and 13): 8:10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Featured Holes (15 and 16): 9:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m.

Fast Facts about The Masters


• Tiger Woods is the defending Masters champion.
• The purse is a whopping $11.5 million, with the Masters winner earning $2,070,000.
• Yardage: 7,475; Par: 72
• Dustin Johnson, who finished tied for second in 2019, enters the tournament as the No. 1-ranked player in the Official World Golf Ranking. DJ has finished in the top 10 in his last four Masters appearances.
• Tiger Woods snapped a 14-year green jacket drought in 2019, setting a record for the longest gap between Masters wins in tournament history. It was Tiger's first major win when trailing after 54 holes; he was two shots behind Francesco Molinari, who shot a final-round 74.

• With Woods' 2019 Masters win, he joined Jack Nicklaus as the only players in history to win professional majors 20+ years apart and the only players in history to win The Masters in three different decades.
• Woods will try to become the first player to win back-to-back Masters on two separate occasions.

• Woods was ranked No. 12 in the Official World Golf Ranking entering last year's Masters. He arrives this week ranked No. 33.
• Rory McIlroy needs only to win the Masters to complete the career Grand Slam. This is his sixth try at it. He finished in the top 10 at Augusta each year from 2014-18, before a T21 in 2019.
• The 2019 Masters was the first in which three players shot 64 or better in a single round. Patrick Cantlay, Tony Finau and Webb Simpson all shot 64 in the third round.