Sunday, April 14, 2019

Shot chart from CBS Sunday Masters telecast - 2019

For the sixth time, I tracked the number of strokes that CBS televised per player during the Sunday round of the Masters. The telecast began at 9am ET (after tee times were moved earlier to beat the storms) with players grouped in threesomes. I counted a total of 450 televised strokes. The final putt dropped at 2:27 resulting in an average of 1.38 strokes per minute which was slightly less than the rate of the 2018 Masters, but still the third highest of all major tournaments I have tracked since 2014.

CBS covered 69 of the 70 strokes from winner Tiger Woods (skipping only a tap-in putt on hole #1). Francesco Molinari actually received coverage for 70 shots. His final score of 74 included two penalty strokes, so CBS only bypassed two of his shots (a layup on 15 and his tee shot on 17). Brooks Koepka and Tony Finau were spotlighted for 59 shots each. Those four players accounted for 57% of the televised shots.

The highest finisher not shown by CBS was Aaron Wise who finished 17th. CBS televised strokes from 26 players during the Sunday round and 11 golfers were covered for at least 10 shots.

I also tracked the number of televised strokes by hole. Once again, the 18th was featured the most (38 strokes). Hole #5 was featured second most often (33 strokes) while the 14th hole received the fewest televised strokes as CBS only aired 14 shots there.

This is the sixth year that I have compiled these televised shot charts. For comparison to prior majors, see this summary table which contains links to all shot charts since 2014.

Here is the complete shot chart (including the highest finisher not shown on the telecast) followed by the hole-by-hole breakdown:

PlayerShots shownFinishPairing
Francesco Molinari70 (of 72*)T51
Tiger Woods69 (of 70)11
Brooks Koepka59T22
Tony Finau59T51
Xander Schauffele36T23
Ian Poulter28T122
Patrick Cantlay24T95
Webb Simpson14T52
Rickie Fowler12T94
Dustin Johnson10T24
Jason Day10T57
Phil Mickelson8T186
Jon Rahm7T96
Matt Kuchar7T123
Bubba Watson7T127
Jordan Spieth7T218
Alvaro Ortiz4T3616
Justin Harding3T123
Justin Thomas3T126
Rory McIlroy3T2114
Louis Oosthuizen3T294
Viktor Hovland3T3212
Thorbjorn Olesen1T215
Bryson DeChambeau1T2913
Patrick Reed1T3617
Alex Noren1T6222
Aaron Wise01711

* Molinari took 72 "shots" plus two penalty strokes for a score of 74

Note: The Pairing column reflects the tee time groupings in reverse order, so 1 =  final pairing, 2 = next-to-last, etc.

Hole numberTelevised shots

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