Masters to add an hour of TV coverage

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.