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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Shot chart from CBS Sunday Masters telecast - 2020

Once again, I tracked the number of strokes that CBS televised per player during the Sunday round of the Masters. The telecast began at 10am ET with players grouped in threesomes starting on both nines and the leaders already on the course. I counted a total of 395 televised strokes up through the final putt which worked out to an average of 1.35 strokes per minute. This was way up over the rate from the 2020 US Open, but down slightly from the 2019 Masters.

CBS covered the final 63 strokes from winner Dustin Johnson, showing every shot he made once the telecast joined the leaders in progress on hole 2. Sungjae Im was also featured for 63 shots while fellow co-runner-up Cameron Smith was covered for 58 shots. CBS focused primarily on the final two pairings plus Rory McIlroy with those seven players receiving 84% of all televised strokes.  

The highest finisher not shown by CBS was Corey Conners who tied for 10th. CBS televised strokes from 22 players during the Sunday round with nine golfers getting coverage for at least 11 shots. Regrettably, CBS spent 16 shots on Tiger Woods who was well out of contention (between 11 and 20 strokes behind during each of his televised shots). 

I also tracked the number of televised strokes by hole. The 13th and 18th were featured the most (32  strokes each). CBS didn't show a single stroke from hole #1 as the leaders were on the 2nd hole when the telecast began. Of the remaining holes, #2 was seen fewest at 17 shots.

This is the seventh year that I have compiled these televised shot charts. For comparison to other majors, see the summary table which contains links to all of these 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
  
Dustin Johnson6311
Sungjae Im63T21
Cameron Smith58T22
Dylan Frittelli50T52
Rory McIlroy38T54
Abraham Ancer35T131
Justin Thomas2542
Tiger Woods16T388
Brooks Koepka13T74
Jon Rahm5T73
Bryson DeChambeau5T3412
Andy Ogletree4T3414
Jordan Spieth4T4619
Patrick Reed3T103
Tommy Fleetwood3T194
Sebastian Munoz2T193
Bernhard Langer2T2912
Phil Mickelson2T5519
CT Pan 1T77
Webb Simpson1T107
Hideki Matsuyama1T135
John Augenstein1T5517
Corey Conners0T106
others0 
    
total395 


Hole numberTelevised shots
10
217
321
419
522
618
720
822
930
1024
1124
1221
1332
1422
1529
1621
1721
1832