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Masters 2021 Week Recap: An Event Unlike Any Other

If I had an ounce of the talent Wright Thompson does—when it takes the author and ESPN contributor less than 50 words in one of those Masters-branded SportsCenter voice-over essays to make superb and syrupy analogies between life and golf’s greatest tournament—maybe I could wrap up in 250 words or less what it meant to freely roam the most revered golf course in the world and knock a top 5 sports experience off my bucket list.   

 

Since I clearly don’t, pardon me for taking too many words to summarize how absolutely amazing, awesome, and ethereal it was attending the 2021 Masters.

 

Officials at Augusta National Golf Club—where old-school is forever the vibe—would probably prefer I memorialize my time in nirvana nestled on roughly 270 of the most precisely manicured acres in the world differently. But right now, the elementary description above feels like the best I

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Masters Friday tee times, featured groups, TV and streaming info

It’s April in Augusta, Georgia. That means the Masters Tournament is underway at Augusta National Golf Club.

In the 85th edition of the Masters, Justin Rose leads at 7 under after the opening round, following a 7-under 65. Four shots behind Rose are Brian Harman and Hideki Matsuyama at 3 under. Will Zalatoris, Webb Simpson, Christiaan Bezuidenhout and Patrick Reed are T-4 at 2 under.

Si Woo Kim, Jason Kokrak, Shane Lowry, Tyrrell Hatton and Jordan Spieth are T-8 at 1 under. Reigning Masters Champion Dustin Johnson is T-31 after carding 2-over 74 on Thursday.

Here’s everything you need to know for the second round of the Masters.

Masters: Leaderboard | Photos | TV, streaming info

1st tee

Tee time

Players

8 a.m.

Vijay Singh, Martin Laird

8:12 a.m.

Larry Mize, Jimmy Walker, Brian Gay

8:24 a.m.

Carlos Ortiz, Mackenzie Hughes, Bernd Wiesberger

8:36 a.m.

Mike Weir, C.T. Pan, Robert

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TV, streaming information Masters Tournament 2021

Just 140 days after Dustin Johnson slipped on the green jacket at Augusta National Golf Club in November, the Masters Tournament is back.

This will be the 85th edition of the famed event, though limited patrons will be allowed on-site.

But this is also a spectacular television event and ESPN and CBS will provide 18 hours of live coverage, which will also be simulcast on Masters.com and the official Masters app for all four tournament days, April 8-11.

For CBS, it’ll be the 66th consecutive year broadcasting the Masters. It’s the longest-running sporting event broadcast on one network. Jim Nantz is back for his 36th consecutive year covering the Masters and 34th as host.

Note: All times listed are ET.

Monday

TV

“On the Range”: Pregame at the Tournament Practice Facility, noon – 2 p.m., CBS Sports Network

STREAMING

“On the Range”: Pregame at the Tournament Practice Facility, noon –

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ESPN Anchor Has Blunt Response To Keith Olbermann’s Masters Boycott

In the wake of the decision by Major League Baseball to move the 2021 All-Star Game out of Georgia, Keith Olbermann called for a boycott of The Masters.



Keith Olbermann wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Keith Olbermann back in 2013.


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Keith Olbermann back in 2013.

On Friday, Baseball decided to remove the All-Star Game due to the recent passing of controversial voting legislation in the Peachtree State. Yesterday, Olbermann called for a boycott of The Masters, which begins on Thursday at Augusta National.

“GREAT. NOW BOYCOTT THE MASTERS,” Olbermann said on Twitter. “Yesterday, MLB pulled the All-Star Game out of Atlanta to protest Georgia’s new racist voting laws. An outstanding first reply to the war the racists declared on America. Next? A golf tournament starts in Georgia Thursday.”

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