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Masters 2020 tee times, TV coverage, live stream & more to watch Thursday’s Round 1

The third — and final — golf major of the season will take place in Augusta, Ga., this week.

The Masters, originally scheduled for April 9-12, will take place in the fall foliage of the Augusta National Golf Course, sharing its stage with the likes of college football and the NFL. That said, there are plenty of other storylines that will be dominant, even without the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the PGA Tour schedule.

First and foremost: Can Tiger Woods win the Masters for a second consecutive year after scoring an incredible victory in 2019? He finished with a Round 4 score 2-under for a four-day total 13-under-par, just holding off challengers from Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson, who each ended up at 12-under for the tournament.

Other noteworthy stories to monitor include Bryson DeChambeau’s controversial play style that prioritizes strength and driving distance over more traditional, technical approaches to the game. There’s also the question of whether Rory McIlroy, who has enjoyed wins at each of golf’s other three majors, can complete the career grand slam with a win at the Masters, where his best finish is fourth, from the 2015 tournament.

All those storylines and more will unfold on the golf course at Augusta. With that, here’s everything you need to know about the 2020 Masters Tournament, including TV and streaming schedules, tee times, purse and more:

Watch the Masters live

ESPN and CBS will split the Masters coverage: ESPN will air first- and second-round coverage on Thursday and Friday, both days from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. CBS will resume weekend coverage starting on Saturday and concluding on Sunday. Its broadcast will air from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, respectively.

Masters TV schedule 2020

Masters.com will stream the entirety of the 2020 Masters Tournament, but ESPN+ will also provide streaming options for viewers, including Amen Corner, Featured Groups and two sets of featured holes (4, 5 and 6, plus 15 and 16). Another option is fuboTV, which streams live sports and is offering a seven-day free trial.

Masters streaming schedule

Masters tee times 2020

This section will be updated when tee times are released.

Masters purse 2020

The purse at the 2020 Masters will remain the same in 2020: $11.5 million paid out to golfers who make the cut. The first-place finisher will earn $2.07 million in prize money, the same as in 2019.

Masters Tournament odds, picks for 2020

Despite being the defending Masters champion, Woods comes in tied for ninth in odds to win again in 2020: +2700, the same as Bubba Watson, Collin Morikawa and Patrick Reed. World Nos. 1 and 3, Dustin Johnson  and Justin Thomas, respectively, are tied for the fourth-best odds, at +1200. Below are the best odds to win the 2020 Masters Tournament:

Where is the Masters in 2020?

The 2020 Masters Tournament will take place at Augusta National Golf Course in Augusta, Ga.

Masters 2020 COVID-19 rules

The final major of the 2020 season will follow the lead of the other majors and play from Augusta National Golf Course without spectators.

“As we have considered the issues facing us, the health and safety of everyone associated with the Masters always has been our first and most important priority,” Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said in an August statement. “Throughout this process, we have consulted with health officials and a variety of subject matter experts. Ultimately, we determined that the potential risks of welcoming patrons and guests to our grounds in November are simply too significant to overcome.”

Masters past winners

Woods will look to win the Masters Tournament again, becoming the first golfer since himself in 2001-02 to win the tournament in back to back seasons. His win in 2019 also gave him the most wins at the course through the 21st century.

Below are the full leaders from every year dating back to 2000:

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