ESPN College Gameday set to broadcast from … The Masters?

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ESPN announced on Tuesday that College GameDay will originate from Augusta National Golf Club, which is hosting the postponed Masters Tournament on November 12-15.

The Masters will also stream the event on their website free of charge. Augusta National Golf Club announced numerous tweaks to the Masters's schedule as it operates the year's most prominent major amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The studio will be staged overlooking Ike's Pond and the ninth green of the Par 3 course.

"When exploring ways to showcase a fall Masters, we were drawn to the concept of hosting College GameDay at Augusta National to introduce the Tournament to a new audience and provide even more anticipation and excitement to the event", Augusta National Chairman Fred Ridley said in a press release.

Golf fans will also be able to watch Featured Holes coverage on ESPN+ on holes 4, 5 and 6 in each of the four rounds of the Masters.

That means Herbstreit, Rece Davis, Desmond Howard and others will be talking football while Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bryson DeChambeau tee it up next door.

Augusta National also announced Tuesday that the annual Par-3 Contest, which is played on club's adjacent Par-3 Course on the Wednesday of tournament week, has been canceled this year.

"We know that experience could not have been replicated without guests and patrons at Augusta National", Ridley said. With less daylight hours than its usual April date, further changes were announced.

CBS will build its college football day around the Saturday round at Augusta as well. The hope is to have a traditional one-tee, twosome start for Saturday's third round after the cut is made to the top 50 players and ties.

Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player will again serve as honorary starters on November 12.



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