Masters Tournament 2018 live on Sky Sports & BBC

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Few sporting events are quite as beautiful and few capture what makes golf so special – the 2018 Masters tees off at the iconic Augusta National with extensive coverage on Sky Sports and the BBC from April 5-8.

The unique quirks of this prestigious tournament are recognisable to even the most casual golf fan: glorious azalea-lined fairways, the winner’s Green Jacket and Amen Corner to name just a few.

The picturesque course has been the site of many a gripping golfing drama over the years – few more so than Sergio Garcia’s emotional victory in 2017, where he finally claimed his first Major after so many heartbreaking near-misses.

Alongside him – and other favourites such as Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson – the attention of the sporting world will be focused on the great Tiger Woods, as he returns to the site of his first Major win for the first time since 2015.

It’s been a difficult few years for Woods following a series of recurring back injuries. How he would love a strong performance here, and prove that he still has the Tiger magic.

It is set to be a fascinating week and fans can follow all four days live on Sky Sports, alongside the BBC’s live free-to-air coverage of the final two rounds.

Unlike other tournaments, there are strict restrictions over the amount of live TV coverage available to all broadcasters, including Sky and the BBC, meaning that fans will not be able to watch the whole tournament live from start to finish.

While play begins at 1pm UK time, all international broadcasters will not be able to show full play-by-play TV coverage on the first three days until 8pm and until 7pm on Sunday’s final round, though additional live streams including Amen Corner will be available.

For all the latest Masters news, tournament information, tee-times and live leaderboard, visit the official website – masters.com.

Sky Sports’ live TV coverage will be there every step of the way, following players on the range, through the famous Par 3 contest and on all four days of televised play, with dedicated shows and films providing the full picture of The Masters.

Live tournament coverage begins from 7pm for the first three days from Thursday, April 6, and from 6pm on Sunday, April 9, with the full live play-by-play action getting underway an hour later, all simulcast on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event, with Sky’s coverage of the Par 3 Contest and the final two round also available to non-Sky Sports subscribers on Sky Sports Mix.

David Livingstone leads Sky Sports’ presentation team, with former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley part of the expert team which also includes Butch Harmon and former PGA champion Rich Beem.

They will all be part of the play-by-play commentary team led by Ewen Murray, Robert Lee and Richard Boxall.

In addition to the main live coverage, subscribers will be able to follow the early action and two of the morning marquee featured groups for the opening two rounds, with that stream available from 2.15pm on the Sky Sports red button and online via the Sky Sports website and Sky Sports iPad app.

Viewers can also track players’ progress through the famous Amen Corner for free on skysports.com, with a live feed from 3.45pm-7pm on each day during the first two rounds.

That stream is also available on red button and the app, where cameras focused on the 15th and 16th holes will be live from 4.45pm as the early starters get towards the end of their rounds.

As well as comprehensive live coverage, Masters Breakfast will offer extended highlights and analysis of the previous day’s play, Lee Westwood’s caddie Billy Foster and former Ryder Cup player David Howell joining Nick Dougherty in the studio from 9am on Saturday and Sunday.

The trio then return on Monday evening to look back at all of the key moments from the week in How the Masters Was Won, live on Sky Sports Golf from 8pm.

WEDNESDAY 4th APRIL

Masters: Par 3 Contest
LIVE  7.30pm-10.30pm
THURSDAY 5th APRIL

Masters: Day 1
LIVE  7.00pm-12.30am
FRIDAY 6th APRIL

Masters: Day 2
LIVE  7.00pm-12.30am
SATURDAY 7th APRIL

Masters: Day 3
LIVE  7.00pm-12.30am
SUNDAY 8th APRIL

Masters: Day 4
LIVE  6.00pm-12.30am

The BBC will have live free-to-air coverage of the climax to the 2018 Masters from Augusta National.

As in previous years, there will be live TV coverage on BBC Two of the final two rounds of play on Saturday and Sunday, plus highlights of the opening two rounds, also on BBC Two, with earlier showings on BBC Red Button (see listings below).

Eilidh Barbour presents the BBC’s Masters coverage for the first time, after taking over from Hazel Irvine as the BBC’s golf anchor after last year’s tournament at Augusta.

Peter Alliss returns to lead the commentary team alongside Ken Brown, Andrew Cotter and Paul Azinger, while roving reports and interviews come from Rishi Persad.

In addition to the tournament coverage, a special Masters preview show on Wednesday night looks ahead to the event which sees the world’s greatest golfers battling it out for arguably the sport’s most coveted prize – the illustrious green jacket.

The BBC’s live TV coverage will also be available on the BBC Sport website with an additional four live streams alongside the uninterrupted BBC TV coverage on Saturday and Sunday, a selection of which will also be accessible via the BBC Red Button.

The site will also feature the popular live text commentary service, highlight clips throughout the tournament, news, reports and reaction from the team in Augusta.

WEDNESDAY 4th APRIL

Golf: The Masters 2018 Preview
11.15pm-11.45pm
FRIDAY 6th APRIL

Golf: The Masters – Day 1
HIGHLIGHTS  5.45pm-6.45pm
SATURDAY 7th APRIL

Golf: The Masters – Day 2
HIGHLIGHTS  1.15pm-2.15pm
Golf: The Masters – Day 3
LIVE  7.30pm-12.00am
SUNDAY 8th APRIL

Golf: The Masters – Day 4
LIVE  6.30pm-12.00am

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