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Tiger Woods makes his return at The Masters – live and exclusive on the BBC

BBC Sport will have exclusive, live television coverage of Tiger Woods's return to golf at The Masters, in Augusta, Georgia – starting on 8 April. The Masters will be Woods's first competitive tournament since his self-imposed break from the game towards the end of last year.

The BBC will offer all the available live action on BBC One and BBC Two across all four days of play, as well as news and updates on radio and on the BBC Sport website. In addition, viewers will be able to enjoy all of the coverage in High Definition through BBC HD.

Hazel Irvine will present The Masters coverage and commentary will come from Peter Alliss, Ken Brown, Sam Torrance and Wayne Grady. Shane O'Donaghue will be reporting from the course.
 
Coverage on Thursday 8 and Friday 9 April will be on BBC Two, from 9.00pm, and on BBC One from 10.35pm. Coverage on Saturday 10 April will be on BBC Two, from 8.30pm, and on Sunday 11 April on BBC Two, from 7.00pm.  

BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 5 Live Sports Extra will have extensive commentary of The Masters 2010, live from Augusta, Georgia, between Thursday 8 and Sunday 11 April. Radio 5 Live Sports Extra has coverage of the opening two day's play, Thursday 8 and Friday 9 April, while 5 Live has commentary of the final two rounds on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April.

The commentary team is led by 5 Live's golf correspondent, Iain Carter, alongside Andrew Cotter, John Murray and Alistair Bruce Ball – with expert analysis from former European and PGA player Jay Townsend and former PGA tour winner Andrew Magee, who has played in seven Masters.
 
Masters-related feature programmes will this year include A Green Jacket – Made To Measure, a documentary that catches up with Masters heroes from across the years. Some of the golfing greats reflect on the highs and lows of their campaigns to claim the prestigious Green Jacket.

Contributions come from Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Tom Watson, Ernie Els and Greg Norman, to name but a few. In addition, there will be the The Masters – 2009 Review, which takes a look back at last year's tournament.

Notes to Editors

Full BBC Masters TV schedule (Programming details are correct as at 25.03.10 and may be subject to schedule changes):

The Masters – A Green Jacket: Made To Measure – Saturday 3 April, BBC One, 2.10-3.10pm

The Masters – 2009 Review: Wednesday 7 April, BBC Two, 11.20pm-12.20am

The Masters – Par 3 Contest: Wednesday 7 April, BBC Red Button, 8.00-10.00pm
The Masters – 2008 Review: Wednesday 7 April, BBC Two, 11.20pm-12.20am

The Masters – Amen Corner: Thursday 8 April, BBC Red Button, 3.45-10.15pm
The Masters – Thursday 8 April, BBC Two + HD, 9.00-10.30pm
The Masters – Thursday 8 April, BBC One + HD, 10.35pm-12.40am

The Masters – Amen Corner: Friday 9 April, BBC Red Button, 3.45-10.15pm
The Masters – Friday 9 April, BBC Two + HD, 9.00-10.15pm
The Masters – Friday 9 April, BBC One + HD, 10.35pm-12.40am

The Masters – Amen Corner: Saturday 10 April, BBC Red Button, 6.40-10.00pm
The Masters – Saturday 10 April, BBC Two + HD, 8.30pm-12.40am

The Masters – Amen Corner: Sunday 11 April, BBC Red Button, 6.15-11.00pm
The Masters – Sunday 11 April, BBC Two + HD, 7.00pm-12.00midnight

Full BBC Masters radio schedule:

Thursday 8 April, 9.00pm-12.00midnight, 5 Live Sports Extra
Friday 9 April, 9.00pm-12.00midnight, 5 Live Sports Extra
Saturday 10 April, 9.00pm-1.00am, 5 Live
Sunday 11 April, 9.00pm-1.00am, 5 Live

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