US Masters on FOX Sports

Mark Gasnier KerriAnne Kennerley Ian Wilson Brendon JulianYesterday FOX Sports held its own ‘Masters Challenge’, consisting of celebrities, media and competition winners, at the NSW Golf Club.

Among them were Kerri-Anne Kennerley, Deborah Hutton, Allan Border, Greg Clark, Brett Ogle, Brent Kite and Brendon Julian.

FOX Sports will air the US Masters, Live in HD, with bonus coverage from Thursday, April 10.

Aussie Adam Scott returns to the scene of his breakthrough 2013 victory when the famed Augusta National plays host to the 2014 US Masters from April 10-14.

Scott became the first Australian ever to don the Green Jacket in the fabled 77-year history of the tournament when he held off Argentinian Angel Cabrera in a dramatic final round to claim his maiden major championship last year.

FOX Sports will join the Aussie world number two on his quest for back-to-back glory at Augusta, with Live and High Definition coverage of every round, including exclusive bonus coverage and interactive features available only to FOXtel sports subscribers.

Bonus US Masters content available via the red button will include featured groups, a dedicated news and highlights channel, and a Live feed from ‘Amen Corner’ – the notorious stretch of Augusta which spans the 11th to the 13th hole.

FOX Sports will also air a daily feed from the practice range and a full preview of the championship on a special US Masters preview edition of The Golf Show on Tuesday, April 8.

The 2014 tournament will be the first US Masters ever to air Live on Australian subscription television under new rights arrangements which will give FOX Sports subscribers Live coverage of all four golf majors including the US Masters, The (British) Open Championship, US Open and USPGA Championship for the first time this year.

The FOX Sports golf commentary team for the US Masters is headed by two-time PGA Tour winner Brett Ogle and senior correspondent Tim Sheridan.

2014 US Masters – FOX Sports Broadcast Schedule

Live On FOX Sports 3HD & FOX Sports 3

Thu 10 Apr Par 3 Tournament, 4.45am
Fri 11 Apr US Masters: Round 1, 4.45am
Sat 12 Apr US Masters: Round 2, 4.45am
Sun 13 Apr US Masters: Round 3, 4.45am
Mon 14 Apr US Masters: Final Round, 3.45am

Masters – On The Range: daily practice range coverage from 1.00am throughout the tournament

Exclusive Feeds Via The Red Button:

Live feed from holes 15 & 16 plus Amen Corner, featured groups, and a dedicated US Masters news and highlights channel.

The Golf Show – US Masters Preview Edition
Tuesday 8 April
8.30pm on FOX Sports 1HD & FOX Sports 1

8 Comments:

  1. Foxsports totally butchered the coverage of Saturday’s round.

    Foxsports was going to ad breaks late, stuffing in extra ads, then recapping and commentating on their own stuff, plugging stuff on the red button, then showing only bits of the CBS recaps of what happened while they were on an ad break.

    The result was that Foxsports missed a lot of shots from the leaders and totally broke up the continuity.

    It is a live sporting event. All they have to do is take the CBS feed and put the right number of ads in the breaks and not mess everything up. That apparently is too hard.

  2. This is awesome news. Live and in HD with minimal ads. Thank you fox sports. I know I’m paying for this but every cent is worth it when sports are shown how they should be.

  3. Cool they have the full CBS coverage.

    Foxsports usually showed the Masters. Better coverage without replacing live golf with ads and talking heads in an Australian studio.

    But not live (which had the advantage of not having to get up early on the weekends).

  4. Well this is certainly great that Fox Sports and Channel Seven have the rights. Will Channel Seven sub-licence out the Australia Golf that they cover to Fox Sports as they’d want to recoup the cost of the new deal struck with the Australian PGA tour and this would certainly help out in a major way, this would certainly help logistically for both.

  5. Great result for anyone who likes golf and owns eyeballs (although, according to the Free TV fella, the coverage on FTA will be just as good lol)

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