Golfing royalty will gather this week for the Masters. If you want to see Patrick Reed defend his title alongside McIlroy, Rose, Johnson, Molinari and a resurgent Tiger Woods, you’ll be pleased to know it’s very easy – and very cheap.

You don’t even have to have Sky Sports to watch.

When is the The Masters on?

The main tournament is from Thursday 11 April to Sunday 14 April.

Live coverage begins on Sky Sports Golf at 8pm BST on Thursday 11 April, and basically takes over that channel for the rest of the night.

Click here for the full list of tee times as they're announced. 

What channel is it on?

Sky Sports will be showing all the action live in the UK. If you have a Sky Sports subscription simply tune in to the Sky Sports Golf channel.

You can also access the golf on the go with the Sky Go app, available on iOS or on Android.

Pay less and watch The Masters with Now TV

If you don’t want to sign up to Sky, you can still grab a temporary Sky Sports pass with Now TV’s excellent service - and no long term contracts.

You can buy a day pass or a week pass for £8.99 or a very reasonable £14.99 respectively. Or if you're willing to commit for a bit longer, you can get a whole month's access for £33.99.

How to watch The Masters in the UK on Sky

If you'd prefer to sign up to Sky proper to make sure you don’t miss The Masters (or just so you can watch it on your actual TV) you can sign up to Sky Sports here.

If you already have Sky but not the Sports pack, you can add the Sports package from £22 extra for the first 3 months.

How to watch if you’re away from home

If you have Sky Sports but you’re on holiday, you can still tune into your account by using a VPN. This is software you can install for a small price on your phone, tablet or laptop that makes your Sky Go or Now TV account work from abroad.

Our recommended VPN for most people is NordVPN, which has a good balance of services and reliability to price - you can get it starting from just £2.29 per month. There are other good options though - check out our guide to the best VPNs for streaming to find more.