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How to watch The Masters 2022: Live stream this year’s tournament in the UK, US and abroad

Matt Reed
8 Apr 2022
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Everything you need to know about the first Men’s major of year, unfolding at Augusta National between 7 April and 10 April

For golf fans, the early signs of spring indicate one thing: The Masters tournament is coming. Now, the world’s finest golfers in men’s sport have made their annual pilgrimage to Augusta National Golf Club in the hopes of becoming a major tournament champion come Sunday 10 April. All the hole-by-hole action of the year’s first major will be shown on Sky Sports in the UK and ESPN+ in the US. If you're on holiday abroad, you can access either streaming service using a good VPN, like ExpressVPN.

After becoming Japan’s first ever major tournament winner in the 2021 Masters, Hideki Matsuyama returns to defend his title alongside other greats of golfing world. That includes Tiger Woods, who between his last round of golf at The Masters in November 2020 and the first round on Thursday has had further back surgery and nearly lost his leg in a car accident. Even so, the five-time Masters champion posted a more than competitive one under par during that first round to keep up hopes of adding another prestigious green jacket to his collection.

Others looking to build on some promising early form include 2020 champion Dustin Johnson who posted a three under-par on Thursday, meaning he ties for third alongside other favourites like England’s Danny Willett. Out in front is Im Sung-jae who leads the pack on five-under with hopes of becoming just the second non-European or American major winner in the last 23 competitions.

How will the rest of the tournament pan out? Only time will tell, so it's crucial you follow all the action live as it happens.

When is this year’s Masters?

The 2022 edition of the Master’s Tournament is the 86th in its illustrious history, and began on Thursday 7 April at the same location as ever: the Augusta National Golf Club just outside Augusta, Georgia in the United States. Proceedings will run every day until a champion is crowned at the close of play on Sunday 11 April and receive one of the most iconic prizes in sport: the green jacket.

Augusta is five hours behind BST so you can expect most of the action to take place between 2pm-11pm UK time on the first two days and 5pm-midnight on the weekend.


How to watch The Masters in the UK: Sky Sports

As with previous iterations of the tournament, Sky Sports are the rights holders for live coverage of the event and will broadcast all the action of the four-day event on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Main Event.

For those already with Sky, adding Sky Sports to your existing packages will cost £25/mth. You’ll also be able to watch the action from Augusta while on the move using the Sky Go app, which is convenient should you be out and about over the 70-hours worth of coverage this weekend.

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How to watch The Masters in the UK: Now

If you aren’t a Sky customer, the quickest and easiest way to watch the 2022 Masters is via a Now Sports Membership. This will allow you to access all 11 Sky Sports channels meaning you can not just watch the golf, but also the latest Premier League and EFL football, as well as other major events this weekend like the Australian Grand Prix in the Formula One. Purchasing a pass will cost £33.99/mth or £9.99 for 24 hours of action should you want to catch just the final day's play. Alternatively, you can get a days worth of streaming plus an additional three-months of mobile streaming for just £12.

With your Now TV membership you’ll be able to watch The Masters on up to six devices and even stream on two devices at once if any family or friends want to pitch in for a membership. For an extra £3/mth, you can get the Now Boost package which will let you watch in crystal clear HD quality and also across three devices simultaneously. Even better, right now you can take advantage of a special offer to get Now Sports Membership plus one month of free boost at £20/mth for the first six months that you can cancel anytime – ideal if you want to try the service out during The Masters.

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What time is The Masters shown on Sky and Now?

On Friday 8 April, its coverage will begin from 2pm BST with featured groups coverage including Dustin Johnson, who tees off at 3:12pm BST, and Tiger Woods, who begins round two at 6:41pm BST. You will also be able to access hole-by-hole viewing via the red button should you want to keep up with a particular golfer or region of the course. More comprehensive coverage will start from 7:30pm.

Over the weekend, the broadcasting schedule shifts a little later as less golfers are left in the tournament. On both Saturday 9 April and Sunday 10 April, you can wake up for Masters Breakfast coverage between 9am and 12pm, before build up begins at 3pm until the full coverage comes back at 7:30pm. Again, alternate coverage will be available via the red button throughout the day to catch any golfers you want to see.


How to watch The Masters 2022 in the US: ESPN+

Those eager to watch The Masters in the United States will want to sign up for an ESPN+ subscription and stream events live from Augusta via the ESPN and CBS TV broadcasts. You’ll be able to watch daily featured group coverage and specific holes – including a dedicated feed for Amen Corner – on your favourite device as and when you please. The streaming service also broadcasts a variety of other sporting events, including the NFL, US Open and other events like the UFC and boxing bouts. In total, it will cost $6.99/mth or $69.99/yr but ESPN+ can also be bundled in with Disney Plus and Hulu for $13.99/mth.

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How to watch The Masters 2022 anywhere in the world: use a good VPN service

Since The Masters takes place over just one weekend, you might just find yourself out of the country when the first major of the year takes place. Unfortunately, accessing your streaming service of choice outside your home can be difficult since they are often geo-blocked. In this case, you’ll want to use a good VPN service to bypass these geographical restrictions and stream The Masters live.

Doing so will change your IP address to make it look like you're in a location of your choosing – and you’ll want to select the country where your streaming service is registered. Below, we’ve selected two of our favourite VPNs for streaming. After you’ve set up your VPN of choice, you can simply log in to a streaming service or TV account and watch The Masters.

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ExpressVPN: When it comes to streaming, this is our favourite VPN of them all. Quite simply, we found it to be the best option for bypassing geo-blocking techniques used by streaming services while also providing speeds that will mean you are always following The Masters live and as it happens. It has servers in 94 countries, so wherever you are you’ll be watching without a hitch. Plus, it won’t cost too much either, since you’ll get 3 months free – a saving of 49% – by following the link below.

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NordVPN: While ExpressVPN is fantastic for streaming, the most complete package offered by any VPN service we tested came from NordVPN. Having been independently audited to prove that streaming data is not being recorded, you can watch The Masters from abroad with peace of mind. It’s simple to use too, since it has a map-based interface to let you know exactly where you’re surfing from. It even comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee should you run into any problems.

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