CBSSports.com announced it will be streaming portions of the Masters, the first of golf’s four annual marquee events.
But organizers appear to have taken a page from the Superbowl, allowing only drips and drops of it to appear online in order not to undercut the event’s lucrative TV business.
Instead, it appears that the online portions are being positioned as a second screen complement to the overall tourney.
CBSSports.com said that it will stream four “channels” including one that will offer a live stream of the 15th and 16th hole. Another channel will show the 11th to 13th holes and another will follow select pairings from holes 10 to 18.
The Masters is getting extra buzz this year in light of Tiger Woods’ recent return to form. The one time king of golf won a PGA tournament for the first time in 30 months since his life and reputation collapsed amidst a series of marital infidelities.
The week of the Masters will take place from April 2 to April 8.