What Time Does The Masters Start And End This Year?

Written By Bill Gelman on April 9, 2023
What time does the Masters start when end

The second week of April is one golf bettors always have circled on their calendars. This is when the first of the four PGA Tour majors takes place at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. So what time does the Masters start and end this year? Who are the 2023 favorites to win a Green Jacket? We will answer those questions below and deliver information on ways you can bet on this year’s Masters.

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What time does the Masters start this year?

The anticipation continues to build for one of the biggest PGA Tour events on the American calendar. So what time does The Masters start and end this year?

The Masters will start on Thursday, April 6 at 7:40 a.m. ET

The 2023 Masters will start on Thursday, April 6 with first-round play. The second round will follow on Friday, April 7. Golfers who make the weekend cut will play in the third round on Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9. Each round consists of 18 holes.

Here are the key dates for when will The Masters start this year.

  • Thursday, April 6: Round 1
  • Friday, April 7: Round 2 
  • Saturday, April 8: Round 3
  • Sunday, April 9: Round 4

For Round 1 of the 2023 Masters, honorary starters Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Tom Watson are scheduled to take the Augusta National course at 7:40 a.m. ET.

The field will include past Masters, US Open and British Open champions. The table below includes the pairings and start times for Thursday’s first round.

Golfers Start Time (ET)
Mike Weir/Kevin Na8 a.m.
Vijay Singh/Scott Stallings/Matthew McClean 8:12 a.m.
Sandy Lyle/Jason Kokrak/Talor Gooch8:24 a.m.
Fred Couples/Russell Henley/Alex Noren 8:36 a.m.
Adrian Meronk/Kevin Kisner/Louis Oosthuizen 8:48 a.m.
Larry Mize/Min Woo Lee/Harrison Crowe 9 a.m.
Sergio Garcia/Kazuki Higa/Keith Mitchell9:12 a.m.
Patrick Reed/Adam Svensson/Sahith Theegala9:24 a.m.
Shane Lowry/Mackenzie Hughes/Thomas Pieters 9:36 a.m.
Bubba Watson/Seamus Power/Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira 9:48 a.m.
Abraham Ancer/Chris Kirk/Keegan Bradley10:06 a.m.
Tiger Woods/Viktor Hovland/Xander Schauffele10:18 a.m.
Adam Scott/Patrick Cantlay/Kurt Kitayama10:30 a.m.
Justin Thomas/Jon Rahm/Cameron Young10:42 a.m.
Hideki Matsuyama/Cameron Smith/Sungjae Im10:54 a.m.
Jose Maria Olazabal/Cameron Champ11:06 a.m.
Charl Schwartzel/Taylor Moore/Aldrich Potgieter 11:18 a.m.
J. T. Poston/Francesco Molinari/Bryson DeChambeau11:30 a.m.
Bernhard Langer/Mito Pereira/Ben Carr11:42 a.m.
Danny Willett/Gary Woodland/Brooks Koepka11:54 a.m.
Sepp Straka/Harold Varner III/Kyoung-Hoon Lee 12:12 p.m.
Phil Mickelson/Tom Hoge/Si Woo Kim 12:24 p.m.
Billy Horschel/Harris English/Ryan Fox 12:36 p.m.
Zach Johnson/Jason Day/Gordon Sargent12:48 p.m.
Brian Harman/Joaquin Niemann/Tyrrell Hatton 1 p.m.
Dustin Johnson/Corey Conners/Justin Rose 1:12 p.m.
Matthew Fitzpatrick/Collin Morikawa/Will Zalatoris1:24 p.m.
Scottie Scheffler/Max Homa/Sam Bennett1:36 p.m.
Tom Kim/Rory McIlroy/Sam Burns1:48 p.m.
Jordan Spieth/Tommy Fleetwood/Tony Finau2 p.m.

How to watch the 2023 Masters

ESPN will once again provide live coverage of the first two rounds beginning 3 p.m. ET. You can watch the bulk of weekend play on CBS. The TV schedule for Saturday, April 8 is 3-7 p.m. ET while the final round on Sunday, April 8 will be live on CBS starting at 2 p.m. ET. Streaming coverage of The Masters will be available on ESPN+ starting at 8:45 a.m. ET. Paramount+ is providing live coverage as well, including featured groups starting at 9:15 a.m. ET Thursday.

The Scott Van Pelt will once again host the ESPN coverage with golf analyst Curtis Strange. Jim Nantz will lead the CBS coverage alongside analyst Trevor Immelman. Nantz has been part of the CBS Sports golf team since 1986.

When does The Masters end?

The 2023 Masters will conclude on Easter Sunday, April 9 when the overall winner is presented with the Green Jacket. The 2022 event was won by American Scottie Scheffler. However, it’s been more than 20 years since a player has won back-to-back Masters. Tiger Woods was the last one to do it in 2001 and 2002.

Betting on The Masters

The Masters has not started yet but you can already bet on the winner of this year’s tournament. Find Masters odds below. Click the middle tab at the top that currently reads “To Win” to find more PGA Tour futures odds.

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Bill Gelman is a lead writer with TheLines and Catena Media. He has previously covered the sports betting and online casino news for PlayNJ and PlayPennsylvnia, among other Catena Media sites. Bill is no stranger to the Atlantic City sports betting scene, especially during Super Bowl and March Madness betting seasons. Bill appears regularly on the WhyEaglesWhy YouTube podcast where everything and anything Eagles is fair game. Prior to joining Catena Media in 2019, Bill covered the first and only Super Bowl Parade in Philadelphia Eagles history. He would've been there again in 2023 if his Birds didn't blow a 10-point lead.

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