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COVETED GREEN JACKET AT 2015 MASTERS®
CBS SPORTS BROADCASTS MASTERS® FOR 60th CONSECUTIVE YEAR
Masters® Is Longest-Running Sporting Event Broadcast on One Network
The Masters®, the most renowned tournament in golf, will be broadcast on CBS for the 60th consecutive year from the majestic setting of Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. This year marks the 79th Masters Tournament, one of the most highly anticipated sporting events of the year. Last year, Bubba Watson won his second Masters in three years.
CBS Sports will bring viewers all the color, artistry and drama inherent to the world's most prestigious golf tournament and first major of the year with live third-round coverage of the Masters on Saturday, April 11 (3:00-7:00 PM, ET). Final-round 18-hole coverage is scheduled for Sunday, April 12 (2:00-7:00 PM, ET). Highlights of early-round play will be presented by CBS Sports on Thursday, April 9 and Friday, April 10 (11:35-11:50 PM, ET; both nights).
For the 30th consecutive year Jim Nantz will cover the Masters for CBS (his 28th year as host). He also handles coverage of the Highlight Shows, originating from Butler Cabin on the grounds of Augusta National. Three-time Masters champion Sir Nick Faldo joins Nantz in the 18th hole tower as lead analyst. Ian Baker-Finch will describe the action at the 17th hole; Verne Lundquist, the 16th hole; David Feherty, the 15th hole and Highlight Shows; Bill Macatee, the 14th hole; Peter Kostis, the 13th hole; and Frank Nobilo will tell the story at the 11th and 12th holes. Andrew Catalon, Brian Crowell, Bobby Clampett and Billy Kratzert call the live video streaming action for Masters On The Range; Grant Boone and Matt Gogel for Amen Corner; Billy Ray Brown and Luke Elvy for 15 & 16; Catalon and Kratzert for Featured Group1 and Carter Blackburn and Rich Beem for Featured Group 2.
Augusta National, home of the Masters since its inception in 1934, is the unrivaled host to the world’s greatest players and the most memorable moments in golf. Watson returns to Augusta to lead the tournament field of invitees, which is considered America’s most prestigious gathering of professional and amateur golfers. The 2015 tournament field of invitees includes past Masters champions: Watson, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel, Angel Cabrera, Vijay Singh, Mike Weir, Jose Maria Olazabal, Mark O’Meara, Trevor Immelman, Larry Mize, Ben Crenshaw, Fred Couples, Craig Stadler, Tom Watson, Zach Johnson, Bernhard Langer, Ian Woosnam and Sandy Lyle; other U.S. players: Jordan Spieth, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker, Hunter Mahan, Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed and Jimmy Walker. International stars include Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Justin Rose, Lee Westwood, Ernie Els, Graeme McDowell, Hideki Matsuyama, Sergio Garcia, Jason Day, Camilo Villegas, Padraig Harrington, Tim Clark, Martin Kaymer, Darren Clarke and Louis Oosthuizen. (*For the complete 2015 Masters Tournament invitees log onto Masters.com)
CBS Sports' coverage of the Masters will be produced by Lance Barrow, coordinating producer of CBS golf, along with David Winner, and directed by Steve Milton and Bob Matina. Jim Rikhoff and Chris Svendsen will serve as replay producers. Bob Mansbach will produce the late night highlight shows and Andy Goldberg will direct. Harold Bryant is Executive Producer and Senior Vice President, Production, CBS Sports. David Berson is President, CBS Sports.
Sean McManus is Chairman, CBS Sports.