The Masters 2011 TV schedule: Coverage unlike any other

tiger-woods-masters-2010-getty.jpgSpring has sprung and with the changing of the seasons comes the annual time of year where millions of people watch men hit a ball around a fancy country club accompanied by the dulcet tones of Jim Nantz.

The 2010 Masters was the big draw because it was the first major golf tournament Tiger Woods participated in since the scandal of his many mistresses broke in late 2009. This year, Woods should still be a ratings draw, though more because he hasn't put together a winning tournament run in anything since the scandal. The highest he has finished is tied for 4th (2010 Masters and U.S. Open).

If you're wanting to miss not even a minute of the action, ESPN and CBS have got you covered. The broadcast schedule is as follows:

Golf Channel
: Thursday, April 7, "Live from The Masters," 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. EST
Golf Channel: Friday, April 8, "Live from The Masters," 8 a.m. - 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. EST

ESPN - Thursday, April 7, live coverage from 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., EST (Replay 8pm - 11pm)
ESPN - Friday, April 8, live coverage from 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., EST (Replay 8pm - 11pm)

CBS - Thursday, April 7, CBS Highlight Show from 11:35 p.m. - 11:50 p.m., EST
CBS - Friday, April 8, CBS Highlight Show from 11:35 p.m. - 11:50 p.m., EST

CBS - Saturday, April 9, live coverage from 3:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., EST
CBS - Sunday, April 10, live coverage from 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., EST

The Masters official website will also have live online coverage all four days of Amen Corner (holes 11, 12, 13) and holes 15 and 16. There will also be featured groups/pairings you can follow on the site.
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