NewsSeptember 21, 2010

The Masters Adds TV Coverage

Augusta National chairman Billy Payne announced that television coverage of next year's tournament will start an hour earlier

Despite the added hour, the Masters is still has the most limited live coverage of the four majors.

Despite the added hour, the Masters is still has the most limited live coverage of the four majors.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- The Masters is adding an extra hour of television coverage next year.

Augusta National chairman Billy Payne said Tuesday that ESPN's weekday coverage will start at 3 p.m., which is an hour earlier. The coverage ends at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Payne also said that British-based Sky Sports will join the BBC as a live broadcaster next year.

The Masters will be held April 7-10. Despite the additional hour of coverage on the weekdays, it remains the major championship with the most limited live TV coverage.