2021 Masters live coverage: How to watch Round 1 on Thursday

Bryson DeChambeau at 2021 Masters

Bryson DeChambeau has his sights set on a green jacket this week.

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The 2021 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club kicks off on Thursday, April 8. For fans hoping to follow the first major of the year from home, we have you covered. Here’s what you need to know to watch the first round of the Masters.

Previewing Masters Round 1

When the 2020 Masters finally rolled around in November, Bryson DeChambeau had designs to shock the world by picking apart the course unlike any player had done before on his way to a green jacket. Things didn’t go as planned, but the reigning U.S. Open champion learned much from the experience. Now Bryson is back at Augusta National with a new game plan, and a new driver, to take another shot at Masters glory.

DeChambeau will open his tournament at 1:36 p.m. ET on Thursday alongside Adam Scott and Max Homa.

But Bryson isn’t the only proven major champion with his eyes on a green jacket this week. Defending champion Dustin Johnson is still the top-ranked player in the world, despite not playing his best in recent weeks. 2015 Masters champion Jordan Spieth, on the other hand, is playing like the best in the world after racing up the World Ranking.

Below you will find everything you need to watch the first round of the Masters on Thursday.

How to watch Masters Round 1 on TV

ESPN will air the action for the first round of the 2021 Masters with four-and-a-half hours of coverage from 3-7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday.


How to stream Masters Round 1 online

You can stream the first round of the 2021 Masters online in various ways via ESPN+, Masters.com and the Masters app, including featured group and featured hole coverage, as well as the simulcast of the ESPN broadcast. Here’s the Masters streaming schedule for Thursday:

Featured Groups: All day (ESPN+, Masters.com)
Featured Holes (4, 5 and 6): 9:25 a.m.-6:45 p.m. (ESPN+, Masters.com)
Featured Holes (Amen Corner, 11, 12 and 13): 10:45 a.m.-6 p.m. (ESPN+, Masters.com)
Featured Holes (15 and 16): 11:45 a.m.-7 p.m. (ESPN+, Masters.com)

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2021 Masters Round 1 tee times (All times ET)

Tee No. 1

8:00 a.m. – Michael Thompson, Hudson Swafford
8:12 a.m. – Sandy Lyle, Matt Jones, Dylan Frittelli
8:24 a.m. – Ian Woosnam, Jim Herman, Stewart Cink
8:36 a.m. – Sebastian Munoz, Henrik Stenson, Robert Streb
8:48 a.m. – Bernhard Langer, Will Zalatoris, Joe Long (A)
9:00 a.m. – Brian Harman, Ian Poulter, Brendon Todd
9:12 a.m. – Charl Schwartzel, Si Woo Kim, Corey Conners
9:24 a.m. – Danny Willett, Joaquin Niemann, Kevin Kisner
9:36 a.m. – Jason Day, Matthew Wolff, Cameron Champ
9:48 a.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Harris English, Abraham Ancer
10:06 a.m. – Bubba Watson, Brooks Koepka, Viktor Hovland
10:18 a.m. – Sergio Garcia, Webb Simpson, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
10:30 a.m. – Dustin Johnson, Lee Westwood, Tyler Strafaci (A)
10:42 a.m. – Xander Schauffele, Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy
10:54 a.m. – Patrick Reed, Daniel Berger, Paul Casey
11:06 a.m. – Vijay Singh, Martin Laird
11:18 a.m. – Larry Mize, Jimmy Walker, Brian Gay
11:30 a.m. – Carlos Ortiz, Mackenzie Hughes, Bernd Wiesberger
11:42 a.m. – Mike Weir, C. T. Pan, Robert MacIntyre
11:54 a.m. – Jose Maria Olazabal, Matt Wallace, Lanto Griffin
12:12 p.m. – Victor Perez, Jason Kokrak, Marc Leishman
12:24 p.m. – Fred Couples, Francesco Molinari, Charles Osborne (A)
12:36 p.m. – Zach Johnson, Kevin Na, Gary Woodland
12:48 p.m. – Shane Lowry, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar
1:00 p.m. – Billy Horschel, Tyrrell Hatton, Ryan Palmer
1:12 p.m. – Phil Mickelson, Tommy Fleetwood, Scottie Scheffler
1:24 p.m. – Patrick Cantlay, Sungjae Im, Matthew Fitzpatrick
1:36 p.m. – Adam Scott, Bryson DeChambeau, Max Homa
1:48 p.m. – Tony Finau, Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Thomas
2:00 p.m. – Jordan Spieth, Cameron Smith, Collin Morikawa

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