Masters 2021: what time does it start, tee times and how to watch TV coverage

The 2021 US Masters starts at Augusta today with the likes of Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Bryson Dechambeau and Lee Westwood among those in a talent-packed field.

pin flag is displayed during a practice round prior to the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 07, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia.

The first major golf tournament of the year is upon us as the Masters will once again signal the start of the men’s major schedule in 2021.

Reigning champion Dustin Johnson, who won the 2020 tournament delayed due to the Covid pandemic, will return looking to retain the famous green jacket, but he faces a host of competition in a talent-packed field

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Tiger Woods, who presented Johnson with his jacket, will miss the 2021 Masters through injuries sustained in a car crash in California on 23 February, however.

Defending champion Dustin Johnson is awarded the Green Jacket by 2019 Masters champion Tiger Woods.

There will be plenty other stars to keep us entertained, however, including Rory McIlroy’s bid for glory. Here’s how you can keep up to date with everything going on at Augusta.

How to watch the US Masters 2021 on TV?

All four rounds of golf will be screened live from Augusta on Sky Sports. Featured group coverage begins at 2pm on Thursday, April 8.

Sky Sports customers can watch the action unfold live on the satellite television provider’s dedicated Masters channel, as part of the full sports package.

The Masters will be available to subscribers of the full sports package.

Sky Sports packages range from £18 per month for the dedicated Premier League and Football channels to £23 for the complete sports package, including Sky Sports Golf.

What time does the US Masters start? What are the tee times?

Here is a look at the groups and tee-off times for the first round of the 85th Masters at Augusta National. All times are BST. Golfers USA unless stated:

1300 M Thompson, H Swafford

1312 S Lyle (Sco), M Jones (Aus), D Frittelli (Rsa)

1324 I Woosnam (Wal), J Herman, S Cink

1336 S Munoz (Col), H Stenson (Swe), R Streb

1348 B Langer (Ger), W Zalatoris, (x) J Long (Eng)

1400 B Harman, I Poulter (Eng), B Todd

1412 C Schwartzel (Rsa), Si Woo Kim (Kor), C Conners (Can)

1424 D Willett (Eng), J Niemann (Chl), K Kisner

1436 J Day (Aus), M Wolff, C Champ

1448 H Matsuyama (Jpn), H English, A Ancer (Mex)

1506 B Watson, B Koepka, V Hovland (Nor)

1518 S Garcia (Esp), W Simpson, C Bezuidenhout (Rsa)

1530 D Johnson, L Westwood (Eng), (x) T Strafaci

1542 X Schauffele, J Rahm (Esp), R McIlroy (NIrl)

1554 P Reed, D Berger, P Casey (Eng)

1606 V Singh (Fij), M Laird (Sco)

1618 L Mize, J Walker, B Gay

1630 C Ortiz (Mex), M Hughes (Can), B Wiesberger (Aut)

1642 M Weir (Can), CT Pan (Tai), R MacIntyre (Sco)

1654 J M Olazabal (Esp), M Wallace (Eng), L Griffin

1712 V Perez (Fra), J Kokrak, M Leishman (Aus)

1724 F Couples, F Molinari (Ita), (x) C Osborne

1736 Z Johnson, K Na, G Woodland

1748 S Lowry (Irl), J Rose (Eng), M Kuchar

1800 B Horschel, T Hatton (Eng), R Palmer

1812 P Mickelson, T Fleetwood (Eng), S Scheffler

1824 P Cantlay, Sungjae Im (Kor), M Fitzpatrick (Eng)

1836 A Scott (Aus), B DeChambeau, M Homa

Can I stream the 2021 Masters golf tournament?

Sky Sports subscribers can stream the action as it happens on multiple digital devices - including mobile phones and tablets - via the Sky Go app.

Golf fans wanting to watch the Masters action without signing up to a contract can buy a day or month passes to Sky Sports from NOW TV.

The NOW TV app can be found on many of the latest smart TVs and can be streamed through phones, computers, tablets, consoles and BT Sport.

What is the Masters 2021 schedule?

The four rounds of Masters play will take place across each of the four days at Augusta, USA, from 8-11 April, concluding on Sunday to determine the 2021 winner.

Tee times are yet to be confirmed.

Viewers in the UK will be aware of the time difference between the two countries, with Augusta on the east coast of America four hours behind GMT.