Masters 2021: UK tee times, TV Channel, live stream and odds

The Masters 2021 gets underway on Thursday as Dustin Johnson bids for back-to-back victories: Everything you need to know ahead of the eagerly-anticipated tournament at Augusta National

  • The prestigious Masters Tournament gets underway on Thursday afternoon
  • It returns to its traditional April date after being pushed to November last year 
  • Dustin Johnson breezed his way to the green jacket in 2020, finishing 20 under 
  • He faces fierce competition from the likes of Bryson DeChambeau, however

The Masters at Augusta National gets underway on Thursday afternoon, remarkably just 144 days after its completion last year. 

The prestigious major was, like so many other sporting events last year, impacted by the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, which enforced the tournament to be pushed back to November. 

We now return to the traditional April date as Dustin Johnson, who ran away with the green jacket in November, looks to become just the fourth man to claim back-to-back Masters triumphs. 

In what is the first men’s major of the calendar year, Johnson will have his fair share of competition to contend with, however, with Bryson DeChambeau in hot form after his disappointing showing last year.  

Rory Mcllroy needs to win the Masters to claim his career grand slam, but if form is to go by, it’s going to be a difficult ask for the 31-year-old. 

Nevertheless, it’s all to play for at this stage, and with conditions reportedly set to challenging to say the least, who knows what could happen. 

With the impending action less than 24 hours away, Sportsmail takes you through the all-important details.  

Dustin Johnson claimed his green jacket with a stunning win at the Masters last year

Johnson has been out in practice as he looks to win back-to-back tournaments at Augusta

The eagerly-anticipated Masters Tournament begins on Thursday, April 8 and runs through until Sunday, April 11.  

The action will begin at around 2pm BST each day, though full coverage will start no earlier than 7pm. 

Sky Sports are broadcasting nine days of action, however, with several bonus programs available, such as a big preview on Wednesday at 7pm.  

How to watch the Masters?

Sky Sports hold the exclusive rights for the Masters this year, meaning it will be they alone in the United Kingdom who broadcast the action live, split across their Main Event and Masters channels. 

Sky Sports subscribers can watch the action online by streaming it on Sky Go. 

Viewers can also buy Sky Sports day pass from NowTV for £9.99, with a month pass at £33.99.

Sky Sports will provide coverage of the featured groups and holes 11, 12 and 13 and 15 and 16 on the red button, starting from 2pm on Thursday and Friday and 3.15pm on Saturday. 

Due to the prevalent global restrictions, full coverage will begin at 7.30pm on Thursday and Friday, 8pm on Saturday and 7pm on Sunday. 

Highlights of the action will also be shown on BBC Two after midnight each day.  

Who are the favourites to win the Masters? 


Bryson DeChambeau (left) and Rory Mcllroy (right) are among the favourites to prevail

Masters 2021 odds

Bryson DeChambeau – 17/2 

Dustin Johnson – 9/1 

Jordan Spieth – 10/1

Justin Thomas – 10/1

Jon Rahm  – 11/1

Rory McIlroy – 16/1

Patrick Cantlay – 20/1

Xander Schauffele – 22/1

Brooks Koepka – 25/1

Collin Morikawa – 25/1

 *Odds as per Betfair and correct at the time of publication.  

There are a number of top-level contenders who could well come out victorious by Sunday’s close of play. 

Unfortunately, there will be no Tiger Woods at Augusta National, however, after sustaining shoulder injuries in his car crash in February.  

Sportsmail have picked out some key names below. 

Bryson DeChambeau – 17/2

It perhaps will come as a surprise to many that DeChambeau is the favourite after Johnson’s terrific tournament last time out.  However, DeChambeau won the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March and comes into the Masters as the form player.

Dustin Johnson – 9/1

Next in line is the reigning champion, who was almost unfathomably cool, calm and collected when he strolled to victory in November. However, back-to-back triumphs don’t come round often at Augusta National. In fact, the last person to do so was Tiger Woods back in 2002.  

Jon Rahm – 11/1

Any concerns that Jon Rahm would have to forfeit his place in the tournament halfway through have now been firmly quashed after his wife gave birth to his baby boy over the weekend. 

Rahm, who has been in good form of late anyway, may also be provided with an added boost following the birth of his son. Many will remember the remarkable story of Danny Willett, who won the Masters five years ago, with the tournament starting just a matter of days after his first child was born. 

Rory Mcllroy – 16/1 

Of course, many Brits will be rooting for Rory Mcllroy to claim his first-ever Masters win, which would see him complete his career grand slam. 

However, he’s not currently in the best of form, encapsulated by the fact he failed to make the cut at last month’s Players Championship by a full 10 shots. 

However, the four-time major winner has since been working with highly regarded coach Pete Cowen, and he will hope for improvements come Thursday. 

Despite a horror start at last year’s tournament, Mcllroy actually played the final 54 holes in 14 under par, which was better than Dustin Johnson, who of course won the whole event.  

What are the first round tee times?

1pm: Michael Thompson, Hudson Swafford

1.12pm:  Sandy Lyle, Matt Jones, Dylan Frittelli 

1.24pm: Ian Woosnam, Jim Herman, Stewart Cink

1.36pm: Sebastian Munoz, Henrik Stenson, Robert Streb

1.48pm: Bernhard Langer, Will Zalatoris, Joe Long

2pm: Brian Harman, Ian Poulter, Brendon Todd

2.12pm: Charl Schwartzel, Si Woo Kim, Corey Conners 

2.24pm: Danny Willett, Joaquin Niemann, Kevin Kisner

2.36pm: Jason Day, Matthew Wolff, Cameron Champ

2.48pm: Hideki Matsuyama, Harris English, Abraham Ancer 

3.06pm: Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka, Viktor Hovland

3.18pm: Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson, Christiaan Bezuidenhout 

3.30pm: Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood, Tyler Strafaci

3.42pm: Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy 

3.54pm: Patrick Reed, Daniel Berger, Paul Casey 

4.06pm: Vijay Singh, Matin Laird 

4.18pm: Larry Mize, Jimmy Walker, Brian Gay

4.30pm: Carlos Ortiz, Mackenzie Hughes, Bernd Wiesberger 

4.42pm: Mike Weir, C.T. Pan, Rpbert MacIntyre 

4.54pm: Jose Maria Olazabal, Matt Wallace, Lanto Griffin

5.12pm: Victor Perez, Jason Kokrak, Marc Leishman

5.24pm: Fred Couples, Fransesco Molinari, Charles Osborne

5.36pm: Zach Johnson, Kevin Na, Gary Woodland

5.48pm: Shane Lowry, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar

6pm: Billy Horschel, Tyrell Hatton, Ryan Palmer

6.12pm: Phil Mickelson, Tommy Fleetwood, Scottie Scheffler

6.24pm: Patrick Cantlay, Sungjae Im, Matthew Fitzpatrick 

6.36pm: Adam Scott, Bryson DeChambeau, Max Homa

6.48pm: Tony Finau, Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Thomas

7pm: Jordan Spieth, Cameron Smith, Collin Morikawa

* All times are BST.  

What are the second round tee times? 

1pm: Vijay Singh, Martin Laird 

1.12pm: Larry Mize, Jimmy Walker, Brian Gay

1.24pm: Carlos Ortiz, Mackenzie Hughes, Bernd Wiesberger 

1.36pm: Mike Weir, C.T. Pan, Robert MacIntyre 

1.48pm: J oseMaria Olazabal, Matt Wallace, Lanto Griffin 

2pm: Victor Perez, Jason Kokrak, Marc Leishman 

2.12pm: Fred Couples, Fransesco Molinari, Charles Osborne

2.24pm: Zach Johnson, Kevin Na, Gary Woodland

2.36pm: Shane Lowry, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar

2.48pm: Billy Horschel, Tyrell Hatton, Ryan Palmer

3.06pm: Phil Mickelson, Tommy Fleetwood, Scottie Scheffler

3.18pm: Patrick Cantlay, Sungjae Im, Matthew Fitzpatrick 

3.30pm: Adam Scott, Bryson DeChambeau, Max Homa

3.42pm: Tony Finau, Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Thomas

3.54pm: Jordan Spieth, Cameron Smith, Collin Morikawa

4.06pm: Michael Thompson, Hudson Swafford

4.18pm: Sandy Lyle, Matt Jones, Dylan Frittelli

4.30pm: Ian Woosnam, Jim Herman, Stewart Cink

4.42pm: Sebastian Munoz, Henrik Stenson, Robert Streb

4.54pm: Bernhard Langer, Will Zalatoris, Joe Long 

5.12pm: Brian Harman, Ian Poulter, Brendon Todd

5.24pm: Charl Schwartzel, Si Woo Kim, Corey Conners 

5.36pm: Danny Willett, Joaquin Niemann, Kevin Kisner

5.48pm: Jason Day, Matthew Wolff, Cameron Champ

6pm: Hideki Matsuyama, Harris English, Abraham Ancer 

6.12pm: Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka, Viktor Hovland 

6.24pm: Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson, Christiaan Bezuidenhout

6.36pm: Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood, Tyler Strafaci

6.48pm: Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy 

6pm: Patrick Reed, Daniel Berger, Paul Casey 

Featured groups

The Masters featured groups 

Thursday

  • 3.06pm: Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka, Viktor Hovland
  • 3.30pm: Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood, Tyler Strafaci
  • 6.48pm: Tony Finau, Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Thomas
  • 7pm: Jordan Spieth, Cameron Smith, Collin Morikawa

Friday

  • 3.06pm: Phil Mickelson, Tommy Fleetwood, Scottie Scheffler
  • 3.30pm: Adam Scott, Bryson DeChambeau, Max Homa
  • 6.48pm: Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy
  • 7pm: Patrick Reed, Daniel Berger, Paul Casey 




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