Airdate: Australian Masters Golf

twNine’s broadcast of the Australian Masters Golf from Kingston Heath in Melbourne will begin at 12:30pm Thursday November 12th. The event will feature Tiger Woods.

It will air for 5 hours in the afternoon and continues Friday & Saturday with a Final Round on Sunday November 15th.

Earlier this year it was feared the event featuring Tiger Woods might not be seen on Free to Air television after networks deemed a $3m price tag as being too expensive.

But Nine signed a joint deal with FOX Sports which will also screen it.

FOX Sports has a complete Live coverage of the tournament with additional exclusive interactive content available throughout the broadcast using its ‘Sports Active’ feature. Sports Active feature introduces the Australia-first ‘Golf Analyser’ and daily highlights throughout the tournament on the ‘The Tracker’.

Live coverage commences Thursday 12 November at 12.30pm AEDST on FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports HD.

Nine is also expected to extend its coverage to the Today show featuring interviews with key players and showcasing the course.

Updated:
Tiger Woods, the world’s greatest golfer, will tee up for the JBWere Masters to be broadcast on Nine’s Wide World of Sports from Melbourne’s Kingston Heath from November 12 to 15.

Woods, the world number one, is the superstar attraction in the elite field which also includes Geoff Ogilvy, the 2006 US Open winner.

Ogilvy heads the strong lineup of Australians who face the daunting challenge of stopping Woods from claiming yet another tournament. They include Stuart Appleby, Aaron Baddeley, Adam Scott, Nathan Green, Richard Green, Mathew Goggin, Marc Leishman, Craig Parry, Michael Sim, John Senden, and defending Masters champion, Rod Pampling.

Thursday, November 12 12.30pm to 5.30pm
Friday, November 13 12.00pm to 5.30pm (TCN, GTV . 11am QTQ)
Saturday, November 14 12.30pm to 5.30pm
Sunday, November 15 12.30pm to 5.30pm

Check local guides.

7 Comments:

  1. Major golf tournaments alternate tee times on the first two days to expose player all conditions. So if Tiger tees off at 1:00pm on thursday, he will tee off at around 7:00am on Friday. His tee off times on the weekend are dependant on where he finishes after the first two rounds, if indeed he makes the cut.

    I’ve heard Eddie is hosting, not sure about any other commentators.Maybe
    IBF… doubtful any of the former 7 guys would get a gig.

  2. Lets face it, Nine just want to show Tiger from 1st tee to 18th green..and nothing else. Their 12.30 start will be about 10 mins from when Tiger tees off you wait and see

  3. I don’t think the anti-siphoning to do with that if the FTA and Pay TV parties agree, like with the British Open before last year when Fox used to have early round coverage during primetime and then Nine would take over at about 11.30. I was expecting mroe coverage from fox Sports although it doesn’t apply to me anyway.

    Who’s going to be commentating for this I wonder.

  4. @ newtaste: it’s due to the current anti-siphoning laws that Fox Sports’ coverage cannot begin before Nine’s. Anyway, the morning session usually involves lesser known players.

  5. Play starts at 7:00am for Round 1 & 2 and at 7:50am for Rounds 3 & 4. How can FOX Sports claim “complete Live coverage of the tournament” when coverage starts 4-5 hours after play starts? And why aren’t Nine and Fox covering the Pro-Am on the Wednesday?

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