Australian golf fans will be pleased to hear that FoxSports will launch a dedicated Masters Tournament channel next week, despite the 2020 event being postponed due to the coronavirus.
Beginning on Monday, April 6, FoxSports 503 will turn into a Masters-only channel featuring a bunch of great highlights from Augusta National over the years.
Sunday afternoon viewing will be a little more painful however with Greg Norman’s final round of the 1996 Masters scheduled.
The official press release:
DRUMMOND GOLF SIGNS ON TO SPONSOR WEEK-LONG POP-UP CHANNEL
Golf fans can settle in and enjoy a week-long celebration of The Masters, when FOX SPORTS presents a special pop-up channel commencing Monday, April 6 on Foxtel and Foxtel NOW.
Coinciding with when the now postponed 2020 Masters tournament had been scheduled to be played, FOX SPORTS 503 will pay homage all week to the prestigious event staged at the famed Augusta National Golf Club.
FOX SPORTS’ Drummond Golf Masters Channel will feature Masters Official Films, a series of documentaries which look back on some of the greatest moments and biggest wins throughout Masters history, from Jack Nicklaus becoming the oldest winner to Greg Norman 1996 heartbreak and much, much more.
The channel tees off on Monday, April 6 focusing on the decade of the 90s before re-living all five of Tiger Woods’ Masters victories on Tiger Tuesday.
In a special treat for golf fans, the channel will re-live two of the greatest Masters victories with full replays scheduled from Thursday to Sunday of Australian Adam Scott’s maiden win in 2013 and Tiger Woods’ historic fifth Green Jacket victory in 2019.
Another highlight will be re-watching the traditional Par 3 Contests, featuring the greats of the game as well as special guests, with the past six years of the event to be aired across the week, many in prime time.
Friday afternoon will feature all three of leftie Phil Mickelson’s Masters victories, Saturday afternoon viewers can watch Jack Nicklaus’ 1986 victory which saw him become the oldest ever Masters winner and on Sunday afternoon you can re-live Greg Norman’s 1996 final round where he started with a six-shot lead.
FOX SPORTS Drummond Golf Masters Channel (channel 503) is available on Foxtel and Foxtel NOW and content will also be available to stream on Foxtel GO and on demand.
THE DRUMMOND GOLF MASTERS CHANNEL (FOX SPORTS 503) BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS
MON 6 APR: Dedicated Masters channel switches on 12.00am
Focusing on the 90s, the decade that witnessed some of the greatest champions in Golf.
From a playoff to near misses to witnessing the birth of one of the greatest to ever play the game, Tiger Woods.
TUES 7 APR: Tiger Tuesday, from 2.30pm, witness his five victories – from 1997 when he burst onto the scene, his back to back wins in 2001 and 2002, that chip in at hole 16 in 2005 and the fairytale in 2019.
WED 8 APR: 7.00am: Patrick Reed 2018 Final Round; 10.00am: Jordan Speith 2015 Final Round
THU 9 APR: 7.00am: Adam Scott 2013 Round 1; 11.00am Tiger Woods 2019 Round 1
FRI 10 APR: 7.00am: Adam Scott 2013 Round 2; 11.00am Tiger Woods 2019 Round 2; 2.30pm: Friday with Phil, look back at Phil Mickelson’s three Masters victories, in 2004, 2006 and 2010.
SAT 11 APR: 7.00am: Adam Scott 2013 Round 3; 11.00am Tiger Woods 2019 Round 3; 3.00pm: Jack Nicklaus 1986 Final Round
SUN 12 APR: 7.00am: Adam Scott 2013 Final Round; 11.00am Tiger Woods 2019 Final Round; 2.30pm: Greg Norman 1996 Final Round
*times listed are in AEST