Fine weather and light clouds, with a chance of showers, are forecast to greet the world’s best golfers as they head to Augusta Georgia for the 83rd edition of the first major of the year, the 2019 US Masters.
The best the sport has to offer will be on display battling it out for the greatest prize on the PGA tour, which should make it a fascinating contest, and you won’t miss a key moment when watching live at home on TV or streaming the rounds to a mobile device with a Free trial.
2019 US Masters at Augusta Preview
The Masters is the most prestigious of the PGA majors given it is by invitation only, along with qualification criteria, so it assembles the best world Golf has to offer. The 2019 edition is shaping up to be a fascinating contest because there are no real standouts or players expected to win. A good guide is usually the PGA Players Championship, and this year it was won by Rory McIlroy, who produced some really good shots late in the final round to claim the title, beating veteran golfer Jim Furyk, who had been the clubhouse leader for most of the day. Mcllroy has struggled at Augusta since playing there, but the last 6-12 months, he has been quite consistent and of the players yet to win the tournament, he’s the one most likely to break the duck.
When: April 12-15 (Sydney time)
Where: Augusta National Golf Club, Georgia
The most consistent player on the tour is comfortably Dustin Johnson, and he will no doubt want to break his Masters hoodoo sooner rather than later. He has already won a couple of tournaments this year, including the World Championship at Mexico. His performance at the Players was quite good, but the middle rounds hurt him dearly when wanting to make a charge towards the lead. He ended up in a tie for fifth behind McIlroy. He’s another who has struggled at times when it comes to playing at Augusta, but his game is very much consistent and he rarely puts in a shocker. No surprise that he’s been chosen by several experts to win, and if he does, he could go on to do some great things. While Tiger Woods, a four-time Masters winner, is looking to return to a form that more resembles the record holder for the most PGA tournament wins in the modern era. His shot decision making suit Augusta perfectly, and it would be remarkable if he could win his fifth green jacket.
US Masters 2019 Live TV Fixtures (Sydney time)
Thu 11 April LIVE Par 3 Contest: 5.00am – 7.00am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Fri 12 April LIVE Round One: 5:00am – 9.30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sat 13 April LIVE Round Two: 5:00am – 9.30am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sun 14 April LIVE Round Three: 3:00am – 9.00am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Mon 15 April LIVE Final Round: 11:00pm – 5.00am (Foxtel/Kayo)
2019 US Masters TV Replays (Sydney time)
Fri 12 April Round One replay: 6.30pm – 10pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sat 13 April Round Two replay: 6.30pm – 10pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Sun 14 April Round Three replay: 6.00pm – 9.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Mon 15 April Final Round replay: 7.00am – 9.00am (Foxtel/Kayo)
Mon 15 April Final Round replay: 1.00pm – 4.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
Mon 15 April Final Round replay: 6.00pm – 9.30pm (Foxtel/Kayo)
All events including US Masters replays shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. The Fox Sports of Australia (Foxtel/Kayo) channel will offer LIVE multi-camera coverage of the Amen Corner (holes 11, 12, 13), the 15th and 16th holes, as well as featured group play.
Watch or Stream the US Masters Live and Free
While the Nine Network (ch 9 and 9Now) will be televising the 2019 US Masters free to air in Australia, Fox Sports (Foxtel/Kayo) will have a dedicated channel and 24/7 coverage of the PGA’s first major of the season with every round LIVE, and available to watch in 4K for the first-time ever. If you don’t have access to Fox Sports, you may wish to watch the Augusta Masters live online with Foxtel Now and a compatible internet connected device.
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2019 US Masters PGA Golfers TV Preview
In terms of players yet to win a major and who can threaten, Spaniard Jon Rahm is certainly one that comes to mind. He looked as if he’d be winning the Players but he had a catastrophic last round, which saw him shoot +4 for the day and end up in a tie for 12th. He reminds you of Bubba Watson in that he can hit a long ball, be really explosive at times, but can also crumble when eyes are on him. He’s got the game to win the Masters, just depends how he handles the occasion, but you won‘t find full replays of him or any of your favourite golfers at the Augusta National Free to Air in Australia.
If you’re thinking who is the best Australian chance to win the tournament, you’d have to say, with caution, that it’s Jason Day. It’s well known he’s battling back issues and we’re probably not seeing the best of him, but the best version of Jason Day is one of the best sights in world golf. He has been a major winner, but the last couple of years his back has really caused him grief. He played well in the Players, finishing in a tie for eighth, but the final round hurt him given he was near the lead heading into the last day. He generally performs well at Augusta, and you can watch him and your other favourites at the US Masters PGA online in Australia.
Wouldn’t it just be fantastic if Tiger Woods could threaten at Augusta? His best is behind him and it’s unlikely he’ll reach the heights of yesteryear, but it would be fantastic for golf if he could recapture a glimpse of his best form and give the Masters a shake, a tournament he has won four times, the last win being in 2005. He was thereabouts during the Players albeit never really in contention, though he did produce a couple of highlights which reminded us of the Tiger from years ago. It’s always hard to write off a champion and Tiger is certainly a champion.