How to watch The Masters 2022

Tiger Woods taking a swing at The Masters 2022
Will Tiger Woods play in The Masters this week? (Image credit: Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

There are a lot of things that tell us spring has come, but for golf fans it is the annual trip to Augusta National and the playing of The Masters. Golf’s first of four majors and one of the most historic tournaments in the sport, The Masters 2022 is taking place from April 7-10 as many of the world’s best golfers compete for the coveted green jacket.

In addition to who will be playing at this year’s Masters, there’s also a lot of talk about who is not (Phil Mickelson) and who may take part (Tiger Woods) in the tournament. 

Read on to find out everything you need to know about how to watch The Masters 2022.

When is The Masters 2022?

The Masters will take place from Thursday, April 7, to Sunday, April 10, at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. 

How to watch The Masters 2022 in the US

The Masters is called "a tradition unlike any other" and part of that tradition is the golf tournament airing on CBS with legendary broadcaster Jim Nantz behind the mic. CBS will once again serve as the US network for the final two rounds of The Masters on Saturday and Sunday for The Masters, while ESPN will be the home for Thursday and Friday’s first and second round. Nightly highlights will also air on Thursday and Friday on CBS.

CBS is one of the four major US TV networks, which means that it is available for anyone with a traditional pay-TV satellite/cable subscription or who uses a TV antenna to receive local TV stations. The network is also carried by live TV streaming services like FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV.

ESPN, a cable channel, is also available or offered on most traditional pay-TV services, but always good to double check that your package includes the sports network. It is also available on live TV streaming services, including FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV (Sling TV Orange) and YouTube TV.

Streaming will also be an option to watch The Masters this year. ESPN’s streaming service ESPN Plus will carry live coverage of practice and special events (the Par 3 contest) on Tuesday and Wednesday, while also offering special coverage of tournament action Thursday and Friday. 

CBS’ streaming service, Paramount Plus, will similarly carry the network’s main coverage on Saturday and Sunday. CBS will also have some Thursday and Friday action, including featured groups and select holes (Amen Corner among them) on CBSSports.com (opens in new tab), the CBS Sports mobile app and Paramount Plus, which it has dubbed Masters Live.

How to watch The Masters in the UK

Coverage of The Masters 2022 will be available to UK audiences via BBC Two, BBC iPlayer, BBC online and Sky Sports.

BBC will offer live commentary via its mobile apps and radio programming, with highlights airing in the morning after each round concludes on BBC Two. Both BBC Two and BBC iPlayer are available to all UK viewers at no cost. Check out the BBC’s full schedule right here (opens in new tab).

Sky Sports will offer live coverage starting Monday, April 4, with pre-tournament practice and then live coverage of all four rounds from Thursday to Sunday. Thursday and Friday coverage start with featured groups at 2 pm UK time before full coverage starts at 7:30 pm. Saturday and Sunday coverage will offer full round coverage starting at 6:30 pm. Check out Sky Sports’ full schedule right here (opens in new tab).

Sky Sports (opens in new tab) does require a subscription to watch.

The Masters 2022 schedule 

Here is The Masters 2022 US TV schedule:

Wednesday, April 6
Par 3 Contest — noon-3 pm ET on ESPN Plus
Par 3 Contest — 3-5 pm ET on ESPN Plus

Thursday, April 7
ESPN Plus and Masters Live coverage — starts at 8:45 am ET
Live first round coverage — 3-7:30 pm ET on ESPN/ESPN Deportes
Replay — 8-11 pm ET on ESPN
Highlights — 11:35 pm ET on CBS

Friday, April 8
ESPN Plus and Masters Live coverage — starts at 8:45 am ET
Live second round coverage — 3-7:30 pm ET on ESPN/ESPN Deportes
Replay — 8-11 pm ET on ESPN
Highlights — 11:35 pm ET on CBS

Saturday, April 9
ESPN Plus and Masters Live coverage — starts at 10:15 am ET
Live third round coverage — 3-7 pm ET on CBS

Sunday, April 10
ESPN Plus and Masters Live coverage — starts at 10:15 am ET
Live final round coverage — 2-7 pm ET on CBS

Who is in The Masters 2022 field?

The Masters 2022 will feature many of the best golfers in the world. This includes defending Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, current world No. 1 player Scottie Scheffler and other big names like Paul Casey, Bryson DeChambeau, Sergio Garcia, Dustin Johnson, Rory McIlroy, Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth and more (a total of 91 players are currently planning to participate). The full field is available on The Masters’ website (opens in new tab)

Will Tiger Woods play in The Masters?

The big question for every golf fan in the build up to The Masters 2022 — bigger even than who will win — is will Tiger Woods play? The answer as of Wednesday appears to be yes.

Woods was in a car accident in February 2021 that severely injured him. For a while it was questionable if he would ever be able to play golf again, let alone on a professional level. In December 2021 he played in a father-son exhibition tournament with his son Charlie Woods, but he has not played in a professional event since the 2020 Masters.

That looks to change this week. As a past Masters champion, Woods is invited to play in the tournament every year, with him having the option to decline if he is unable. Incredibly, just about 14 months after his accident, he is working to play at The Masters 2022.

Woods has been practicing at Augusta in the days ahead of the tournament. On April 5 he said that barring any set backs he intends to play (opens in new tab) and believes that he can contend for another green jacket.

Why is Phil Mickelson not playing in The Masters?

One big name not participating in The Masters this year is Phil Mickelson. The two-time Masters winner is taking a break from professional golf after he was heavily criticized for comments he made about Saudis that he had been working with to possibly form a Saudi Golf League with the goal of rivalling the PGA Tour. His comments lost him several of his largest sponsors and had the golfer post a statement saying he needed to take time off from golf to “work on being the man I want to be (opens in new tab).” 

The Masters 2022 odds

Here are the top 10 Masters 2022 odds ahead of the tournament, with Jon Rahm coming in as the favorite:

Jon Rahm (+1000)
Justin Thomas (+1400)
Dustin Johnson (+1600)
Cameron Smith (+1600)
Scottie Scheffler (+1600)
Rory McIlroy (+1800)
Brooks Koepka (+2000)
Patrick Cantlay (+2000)
Jordan Spieth (+2000)
Vikto Hovland (+2000)

For those wondering, Tiger Woods’ odds are +5000.

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