SuperSport special: The best moments and magic of the Masters

SuperSport special: The best moments and magic of the Masters

Johannesburg, April 7 – Known simply as “Masters week”, it’s the time when excitement levels surge among wannabes, everyday golfers and the elite alike.

The golf major ranks among the best for many, but, like so much else amid the pandemic, it’s been suspended until later this year, when SuperSport will broadcast the live event.

Masters week remains, however, with fans of great moments, mythology and classic contests set to be well-served by blocks of memorable historic content, all on SuperSport 5.

Starting on Wednesday, with highlights of Gary Player’s second win at Augusta in 1974, the Masters package will roll back the years to take in such landmarks as Seve Ballesteros’ twin triumphs, the sixth win by Jack Nicklaus, perhaps the greatest golfer of them all, plus subsequent heroics by Nick Faldo and Phil Mickelson.

Naturally enough, a huge slice of Masters history is aligned to Tiger Woods and Friday will see a 10-hour block dedicated to the charismatic five-time champion.

Saturday’s Masters broadcast will have an especially strong South African dimension with highlights of Trevor Immelman’s win in 2008 and Charl Schwartzel’s three years later.

Bubba Watson’s 2012 playoff win against Louis Oosthuizen will also feature.

The Masters special will close out, appropriately enough, with Woods’ remarkable comeback win last year.

FULL BROADCAST SCHEDULE

Wednesday
10:00     1974 Masters – Gary Player wins his 2nd green jacket
12:00     1978 Masters – Gary Players wins 3rd green jacket
13:30    1980 Seve Ballesteros
14:30    1981 Tom Watson wins his second green jacket
15:30    1983 Seve Ballesteros
16:30     1986 Masters – Jack Nicklaus wins his 6th green jacket
19:30     1992 Masters – Fred Couples wins his only major

Thursday
10:00     1993 Masters – Bernhard Langer wins his second green jacket
12:30     1996 Masters – Nick Faldo wins his 3rd Green jacket after Greg Norman folds on Sunday
15:30     1999 Masters – Jose Maria Olazabel wins his 2nd green jacket
18:00     2004 Masters – Phil Mickelson wins his first, beating Ernie Els

Friday   Tiger Woods Special day
10:00     1997 Masters – Green jacket no 1
13:00     2001 Masters – no 2
16:00     2002 Masters – no 3
19:00     2005 Masters – no 4

Saturday
10:00     2008 Masters – Trevor Immelman wins
14:00     2011 Masters – Charl Schwartzel wins
18:00     2012 Masters – Bubba Watson beats Louis Oosthuizen in a playoff

Sunday
10:00    2013 Masters – Adam Scott wins
11:00    2014 Masters – Bubba Watson wins his 2nd green jacket
13:00    2015 Masters – Jordan Spieth wins
14:00    2016 Masters – Danny Willett wins
15:00    2017 Masters – Sergio Garcia wins
16:00    2018 Masters – Patrick Reed wins
17:00    2019 Masters – Tiger woods wins his 5th green jacket.

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