The 2013 Masters: The Complete Broadcast Schedule for TV, Radio and Broadband

James WilliamsAnalyst IIIApril 8, 2013

Long weekend for the CBS tech crew in Augusta (CBS Sports )
Long weekend for the CBS tech crew in Augusta (CBS Sports )

Fans who want to follow every aspect of The Masters will have plenty of access to content from no fewer than four television networks, and of course here at Bleacher Report. 

ESPN, CBS, CBS Sports Network and the Golf Channel will offer viewers extensive coverage starting on Wednesday. 

On the radio side it is Dial Global, but to be honest most radio stations carry only their hourly updates. If you want to listen to action in full, your best bet is to go to their website. Also airing complete coverage will be SiriusXM PGA TOUR Radio. Subscribers can find the coverage on channel 93 for XM and channel 208 for Sirius fans. The channel can also be heard online at and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices.

Broadband's source is, where they will focus on “Amen Corner.” That means daily coverage of hole Nos.11-13 and Nos. 14-15, plus there will be total daily coverage featured groups– which will change each day.    

All live coverage of the Masters will be handled by CBS executive producer Lance Barrow. So the pictures you see on both ESPN and CBS, starting with Wednesday’s Par 3 contest to the Green Jacket presentation on Sunday, will be handled by Barrow and his crew.

The Golf Channel will not be involved with the coverage of the event, but they will offer plenty of bookend programming, starting each day with Morning Drive at 6 a.m. followed by Live from the Masters that will run each day from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. The night time version of the show airs at 7:30 p.m. each night through Sunday. 

The weekend editions have Morning Drive starting at 7 a.m. Followed by Live from the Masters at 9:30 a.m. All broadcast times given in this story are EDT.


All week long on CBS Sports Network will air Masters on the Range the Thursday through Sunday air times will be 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. with extensive coverage of the players on the practice tee.

ESPN, Watch ESPN and ESPN 3D will begin their coverage with the Par 3 Tournament on Wednesday. The tournament that began in 1960 is a really fun event to watch. Airtime for the event will be 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.    

The ESPN broadcast will be hosted by Mike Tirico for Thursday and Friday's telecasts, and he will conduct player interviews from Augusta National’s Butler Cabin with analyst Curtis Strange.

The live action for all four days of the tournament will be handled by the CBS broadcast crew. They will call the action on both ESPN and their own network coverage.

We will see Jim Nantz hosting the Masters for the 26th year. His partner is, of course, three-time Masters champion Sir Nick Faldo, and they will call the action from the tower on the 18th hole.

At the 17th hole, it will be Peter Oosterhuis on the tower, with Verne Lundquist on the 16th and David Feherty on the 15th. On hole 14 it will be Bill Macatee, while Peter Kostis is responsible for the 13th hole. Ian Baker-Finch has both the 11th and 12th holes covered for the network.

Airtime on ESPN for both Thursday and Friday will be 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with a prime-time replay starting each night at 8 p.m. CBS will air highlight shows Thursday and Friday nights at 11:35 p.m. prior to The David Letterman Show on both nights.

CBS' weekend coverage will be Saturday 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. and then on Sunday it will be from 2 p.m. until 7:30 p.m, with the program able to go on longer should the event overrun.CBS Sports Network will air a replay of the CBS coverage starting at 7:30 p.m. each night right after the event concludes. 

For those who have DirecTV they have some very cool special channels dedicated to the Masters.The satellite service offers six channels on one screen called The Mix, the Top 5 Leaders as they follow the best groups and The Leader Board which allows the viewer to check where their favorite player is at anytime.    

As the sports media columnist for the Washington Examiner, I receive all of the press releases from the broadcast networks.