ESPN’s Coverage of the 2012 Masters

ESPN is getting set for its fifth year televising the early rounds of the Masters.  ESPN will air 4.5 hours of live Tournament play daily from the first two rounds, the traditional Par 3 Contest the day preceding the Tournament and 14 total hours of action on the ESPN 3D Network.

Prior to the live television windows Thursday and Friday, ESPN’s SportsCenter will air updates every 30 minutes beginning at 9 a.m. daily.

Mike Tirico will serve as host of ESPN’s Thursday and Friday telecasts and will conduct player interviews from Augusta National’s Butler Cabin with analyst Curtis Strange. CBS will again produce the telecasts with CBS’ golf announce crew also contributing to the coverage. Paco Aleman and analyst Silvia Bertolaccini will present on ESPN Deportes with John Sutcliffe serving as the on-course reporter.

ESPN3D’s coverage of the tournament will include 14 hours of coverage over the course of the tournament.  Terry Gannon will anchor the 3D coverage Wednsday through Friday while while Tirico, Azinger and Strange will have the call Saturday and Sunday.

ESPN Radio and ESPN.com will also be providing special coverage of the tournament throughout the week.

Here is the television scheudle for next week’s Masters on ESPN:

Day/Date Program Start End Networks
Wed., April 4 Masters Par 3 Contest 3 p.m. 5 p.m. ESPN, ESPN3, ESPN3D
Wed., April 4 SportsCenter at the Masters 5 p.m. 6 p.m. ESPN
Thu., April 5 First Round 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Thu., April 5 First Round 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. ESPN 3D
Thu., April 5 First Round (encore) 8 p.m. 11 p.m. ESPN
Fri., April 6 Second Round 3 p.m. 7:30 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Deportes
Fri., April 6 Second Round 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. ESPN 3D
Fri., April 6 Second Round (encore) 8 p.m. 11 p.m. ESPN
Sat., April 7 Third Round 4 p.m. 7 p.m. ESPN 3D
Sun., April 8 Final Round 4 p.m. 7 p.m. ESPN 3D