SEN, Golf Australia to bring Masters to the radio

Considering how perfectly the US Masters and television coverage complement each other, you might be surprised to learn that golf comes across so well when covered on radio as well.

So in fabulous news for the legion of Australian golf fans, Golf Australia and radio station 1116 SEN will this week combine to broadcast the US Masters live from Augusta National.

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The station’s afternoon presenter and Inside the Ropes co-host Andy Maher will lead the final two days’ coverage of the Masters as it reaches its weekend crescendo.

Maher will be joined by Inside The Ropes co-host Mark Hayes, of Golf Australia, and SEN’s Tristan Foenander to bring all the live action to Australian golf fans.

It could not have come at a better time as a rejuvenated Tiger Woods returns to something like his best form and returns to his favourite golf venue to take on leading players like Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and defending champion Sergio Garcia as well as a strong Australian contingent consisting of Jason Day, Marc Leishman, Cameron Smith and 2013 champion Adam Scott.

If anyone has been in the UK and heard the BBC’s excellent radio coverage of the British Open they’ll be looking forward to seeing what the Australian coverage will sound like.

The 1116 SEN live call will be heard in Australia on Sunday 8 April (Australian time for round three) with the dramatic last day and all the excitement of the closing holes to be heard on Monday morning, 9 April.

Chief commercial officer and general manager 1116 SEN Sam Bingley said the station had a strong vision to deliver world-class sporting events live to local audiences.

“This is a watershed moment for us to broadcast one of the most famous golf tournaments in the world and confirms our commitment to bringing the best of live sport from Australia and overseas to Australian fans,” Bingley said.

In partnership with Golf Australia, the 1116 SEN Masters radio coverage will also be streamed live on golf.org.au.