MASTERS 2020

November 9, 2020

 

CBS SPORTS SET TO BROADCAST MASTERS FOR 65th CONSECUTIVE YEAR FROM
AUGUSTA NATIONAL GOLF CLUB NOVEMBER 12-15

Masters Live Extends Broadcast Coverage with Nearly 100 Hours of Additional Live Streaming Video on CBS Sports Digital Platforms & CBS All Access

The Masters, the most renowned tournament in golf and one of the most highly anticipated sporting events of the year, will be broadcast on CBS for the 65th consecutive year – and for the first time ever in the Fall – from Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. The Masters is the longest-running sporting event broadcast on one network.

CBS Sports offers week-long, multi-platform coverage, highlighted by its traditional 18-hole broadcast coverage beginning with the third round on Saturday, Nov. 14 (1:00-5:00 PM, ET) and final-round on Sunday, Nov. 15 (10:00 AM-3:00 PM, ET). Additionally, highlights of early-round play airs on CBS on Thursday, Nov. 12 and Friday, Nov. 13 (11:35-11:50 PM, ET).

Jim Nantz, in his 35th consecutive year covering the Masters, will serve as host for the 33rd time. Sir Nick Faldo, who won his second of three Masters 30 years ago, joins Nantz as the lead analyst in the 18th tower.

Nantz and Faldo will be joined by the CBS Sports’ golf team including analysts Ian Baker-Finch, Dottie Pepper, 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman and Frank Nobilo, along with Amanda Balionis, contributing with interviews. Veteran announcers Verne Lundquist and Bill Macatee round out CBS Sports’ 2020 Masters announce team.

CBS Sports' coverage of the Masters will be produced by Lance Barrow, coordinating producer of CBS Golf, along with Sellers Shy, and directed by Steve Milton, lead director, along with Bob Matina. Jim Rikhoff and Chris Svendsen will serve as replay producers. Shy will produce the late night highlight shows and Jim Cornell 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.

Masters Live Extends Broadcast Coverage with Nearly 100 Hours of Additional Live Streaming Video on CBS Sports Digital Platforms & CBS All Access

Masters Live, featuring live, full-day, streaming video coverage of the 2020 Masters Tournament, will offer three channels of golf action available on CBSSports.com, the CBS Sports app for phones and tablets, and CBS All Access. Masters Live will extend CBS Sports’ broadcast coverage, offering nearly 100 additional hours of live video along with in-progress highlights, from Augusta National Golf Club throughout the week of the 2020 Masters. 

The 2020 Masters Live line-up of channels includes:

  • Featured Groups: Andrew Catalon, Billy Kratzert and Michelle Wie West begin coverage of the 2020 Masters on Thursday morning with Featured Groups.  In addition, Brian Crowell and Michael Breed also will serve as announcers for the Featured Groups live streaming coverage of select pairings throughout their entire round each day.

  • Amen Corner: Grant Boone and Mark Immelman serve as announcers for live streaming coverage of the 11th, 12th and 13th holes.

  • 15 & 16: Luke Elvy and Ned Michaels provide commentary and analysis for live streaming video on the 15th and 16th holes.

In addition to the other channels of live golf action, Masters Live will present video highlights and Augusta National aerials, as well as historical and Interview Room highlights. Masters Live and additional features on Masters.com will be available for free at CBSSports.com and on the CBS Sports app for phones and tablets. Masters Live content also will be available via the CBS All Access subscription service for the first time this year. Along with CBS Sports' broadcast coverage of the Tournament, CBS All Access subscribers can stream Masters Live content online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS app and on all major connected TV devices and platforms. 

CBS Sports HQ, the free 24/7 streaming sports news network from CBS Sports, will feature live updates and reports on the leaderboard plus the latest stories from the Tournament beginning Monday with CBS Sports golf writer Kyle Porter. CBS Sports HQ is available on CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app for mobile and connected TV devices. Highlights also will be available on CBS Sports’ social channels.

CBS Sports Network will air a special edition of WE NEED TO TALK on Tuesday, Nov. 10 (11:30 PM, ET), with panelists Amanda Balionis, Michelle Wie West, Tina Cervasio and Aditi Kinkhabwala. The show will feature Masters-related content, including Sir Nick Faldo and his caddy Fanny Sunesson discussing her career on the 30th anniversary of their first Masters victory working together, along with a feature on George Archer, 1969 Masters champion. Annika Sorenstam, winner of 10 majors and 72 LPGA Tour titles, also will join as a guest.

  CBS Sports Network also will air replays of CBS Sports’ live broadcasts of the third and final rounds of the 2020 Masters Saturday night (10:00 PM, ET) and Sunday evening (8:00 PM, ET). The network also will re-air the 2020 final round on Monday, Nov. 16 (7:30 PM, ET). Additionally, CBS Sports Network will set the stage for this year’s tournament with a replay of the 2019 Masters final round on Monday, Nov. 9 (7:30 PM, ET).

 

2020 MASTERS SCHEDULE ACROSS CBS SPORTS PLATFORMS

* Start and end times are estimates and subject to change, varying by as much as an hour. All times eastern daylight.

 

Thursday, Nov. 12:

 

 

FEATURED GROUPS

7:45 AM-5:30 PM

Masters Live

AMEN CORNER

7:30 AM-4:15 PM

Masters Live

15 & 16

8:15 AM-4:45 PM

Masters Live

HIGHLIGHT SHOW

11:35-11:50 PM

CBS

Friday, Nov. 13:

 

 

FEATURED GROUPS

7:45 AM-5:30 PM

Masters Live

AMEN CORNER

7:30 AM-4:15 PM

Masters Live

15 & 16

8:15 AM-4:45 PM

Masters Live

HIGHLIGHT SHOW

11:35-11:50 PM

CBS

Saturday, Nov. 14:

 

 

FEATURED GROUPS

10:00 AM-Completion of Play

Masters Live

AMEN CORNER

10:10 AM-3:45 PM

Masters Live

15 & 16

11:15 AM-4:15 PM

Masters Live

2020 THIRD ROUND

1:00 PM-5:00 PM

CBS 

2020 THIRD ROUND

Encore 10:00 PM

CBS Sports Network

Sunday, Nov. 15:
FEATURED GROUPS


8:00 AM-Completion of Play


Masters Live

AMEN CORNER

8:10 AM-1:30 PM

Masters Live

15 & 16

9:15 AM-2:15 PM

Masters Live

2020 FINAL ROUND

10:00 AM-3:00 PM

CBS

2020 FINAL ROUND

Encore 8:00 PM

CBS Sports Network