Wait. Didn't we just do this? It hasn't been a year yet since the last Masters. Right? You'd be correct if you're having the same notions about one of the PGA's biggest tournaments. The 2020 Masters wasn't that long ago. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the last tournament was rescheduled to the middle of November from it's normal starting time. This tournament feels like some of the first steps in trying to get back to normal on the course. While their won't be a full capacity out at Augusta National, there will be fans in attendance and the tournament will take place in the month the golf gods intended.
What TV Channel is the 2021 Masters on?
The 2021 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 2021 Masters - Schedule
Thursday, April 8: 3-7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN, ESPN Deportes)
Friday, April 9: 3-7:30 p.m. ET (ESPN, ESPN Deportes)
Saturday, April 10: 3-7 p.m. (CBS)
Sunday, April 11: 2-7 p.m. ET (CBS)
When: Thursday, April 8 - Sunday, April 11
Where: Augusta National Golf Club
TV: ESPN, ESPN Deportes, CBS
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch Golf for free with fuboTV)
This tournament isn't without controversy though after many businesses and sports leagues have been pressured to renounce Georgia's new voting law. Major League Baseball has already moved its 2021 All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver. Calls have been made to move the Masters from it's iconic venue Augusta National. In a news conference, Masters chairman Fred Ridley said no one should have their ability to vote disadvantaged but didn't condemn the Georgia voting law, let alone advocating to move the tournament. Expect this to be an ongoing story throughout the tournament.
Another story that will be illuminating throughout the weekend is the absence of Augusta legend Tiger Woods. He went from defending his jacket from 2019 to a horrific car crash just a few months later. This week an LA County sheriff declared that the reason for Woods' February accident was excessive speed. Thankfully he is recovering from the accident and many golfers have spoke about even visiting with the legend. The tournament will feel a little empty without the five-time Masters champ but it leaves the field wide open.
Dustin Johnson is the defending champ and he has the best odds to defend his November victory coming off of five-straight top-10 victories. Bryson DeChambeau was favored overall in November but his lack of success at Augusta has dropped him a few spots. While Justin Thomas always seems to have a shot here, Sungjae Im and Cameron Smith are both being underestimated even though they tied for second place behind D.J. in 2020.
The most talk coming into this 85th edition of the Masters though is Justin Spieth. Just last week, Spieth ended a 1,351 day dry spell without a victory by winning the Valero Texas Open. His game lends itself well to this course with his excellent iron and putting game. With Augusta's fast greens, a dominant short game is a must. While he may not be all the way back to his 2015 form, where he won three majors including the Masters, don't be surprised if he wins this and uses it as a springboard into the form we're more accustomed to from him.
2021 Masters Notable Betting Odds
- Dustin Johnson: 9-1
- Justin Thomas: 10-1
- Jordan Spieth: 10-1
- Bryson DeChambeau: 11-1
- Jon Rahm: 12-1
- Rory McIlroy: 14-1
- Patrick Cantlay 20-1
- Xander Schauffele: 22-1
- Brooks Koepka: 25-1
- Sungjae Im: 35-1
- Cameron Smith: 35-1
- Sergio Garcia: 45-1
- Bubba Watson: 50-1