It seems like forever since the last Masters Tournament when Tiger Woods won his first green jackets since 2005 and his first major tournament win since 2008. That forever feeling is probably because we haven't waited this long in recent memory between Masters tournaments. The Ray Charles song always has Georgia on our mind but that is usually reserved for April. Specifically, last year the tournament was held on April 11-14. Now we've waited for for more than a year and a half to crown a new champion.
Many factors will be different because of the COVID-19 pandemic that delayed many major tournaments this year. First of all is the distinct weather changes from Spring into Fall on the Eastside of Georgia. There is a heavy chance of rain all four days with a 90 percent chance on Thursday. The course is also set up differently than it usually is. The runup to this tournament is completely different as usually the players are coming from Florida into Georgia. Now players are coming from tournaments in a Thousand Oaks, CA and Houston, TX.
We've never had a Masters tournament in November. This should be quite the ride. Watch the Augusta expert Woods, who actually know what he's talking about, explain in detail how this November Augusta run will be like no other.
Another way that COVID-19 has affected this tournament is the playing field. It was reported right before the tournament that 2017 Masters Champion Sergio García has tested positive for the coronavirus. While not the overall favorite, García had 60-1 odds of winning the tournament. He hasn't missed a major tournament in 21 years. Other golfers that have tested positive in recent weeks for the virus include Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott and Tony Finau. All of them are expected to play at the Masters though.
What TV Channel is the 2020 Masters on?
The 2020 Masters will be shown on several channels including ESPN and CBS. Please see the full TV schedule below. You can live stream the full Masters Tournament on fuboTV.
How to Watch the 2020 Masters - Schedule
Thursday, November 12: 1-5:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Friday, November 13: 1-5:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Saturday, November 14: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. College GameDay from Augusta (ESPN); 1-5 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, November 15: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. ET (CBS)
When: Thursday, November 12 - Sunday, November 15
Where: Augusta National Golf Club
TV: ESPN, CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch Golf for free with fuboTV)
Bryson DeChambeau is the Vegas favorite in this one because he can hit a ball farther than Happy Gilmore. He is still the favorite even though the best he's finished at Augusta is still as an amateur. It helps when you win the 2020 U.S. Open.
The 20202 PGA Tour Player of the Year, Dustin Johnson will be close on DeChambeau's heels. He came in second in 2019 behind Woods in his historic comeback victory. Johnson is still looking for his first Masters victory with his only major coming in 2016 at the U.S. Open. Could this be there year? All we know is that the Masters was in serious jeopardy. We're just thankful it's back.
2020 Masters Notable Betting Odds
Bryson DeChambeau 8-1
Dustin Johnson 9-1
Jon Rahm 11-1
Justin Thomas 12-1
Rory McIlroy 14-1
Xander Schauffele 14-1
Brooks Koepka 16-1
Bubba Watson 28-1
Tiger Woods 35-1
Jordan Spieth 40-1
Scottie Scheffler 50-1
Justin Rose 50-1
Paul Casey 55-1
Rickie Fowler 66-1
Phil Mickelson 80-1