Masters 2017 Par-3 Contest: How to Watch Online For Free


UPDATE: The Par-3 Contest scheduled for Wednesday has been canceled due to weather.

The weather may have a say in dictating the fun this time around. Regardless, one of golf’s funnest events returns to Augusta National Golf Club.

The Masters Par-3 Contest is slated to start at noon EST on Wednesday, just one day before the first round of the tournament. One of the features of the annual event is its family-friendly atmosphere. Many golfers choose to have their children or other family members as caddies and often perform some trick shots on the holes.

But the weather forecast looks bleak for Wednesday, with showing that there is a 100-percent chance of “strong storms” during the event. The percentage dips as low as 70 percent between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET, but that’s as low as it gets until 5 p.m. EST when the chances of storms are projected to drop below 35 percent.

The Par-3 Contest was introduced in 1960 and has been going on ever since. In total, there have been 94 hole-in-ones with nine of them coming in last year’s competition.

No winner of the contest has ever gone on to win The Masters Tournament.

Here’s a look at everything you need to know to watch:

2017 Masters Par-3 Contest

Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Start Time: Noon EST (Live TV coverage starts at 3 p.m. EST and runs until 5 p.m. EST)

TV Channel: ESPN

Live Stream: WatchESPN or Sling TV; Read on for a complete rundown of how to watch on mobile or other devices:

2017 Masters Par-3 Contest Live Stream

There are a couple different options, depending on whether or not you have a cable subscription or log-in information.

How to Watch on Desktop if You Don’t Have a Cable Log-In

Users without a cable subscription can watch ESPN via Sling TV, an online streaming service that provides access to select channels for a monthly fee. Here’s how to sign up for a free 7-day trial:

1) Click here to go to the Sling website

2) Click on “Watch Now 7 Days Free”

3) Create an account

4) Select the channel package or packages you want. Make sure to include Sling Orange, which includes ESPN and ESPN 2

5) Enter your payment information. Sling Orange costs $20 per month, but if you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

6) Download the app for your computer to start watching

How to Watch on Mobile or Streaming Devices if You Don’t Have a Cable Log-In

If you have a Sling TV subscription (read above to learn how to start a free trial), you can watch ESPN’s coverage on mobile and other compatible devices via the Sling TV app, which is free to download in the following locations:

App Store (or Apple TV)

Google Play Store

Amazon App Store (or Amazon Fire TV)


Xbox One

You can click here for a complete list of devices compatible with the Sling TV app.

How to Watch on Desktop if You Have a Cable Log-In

ESPN can be watched live online via You will need to log in using your pay TV provider username and password to watch the stream.

How to Watch on Mobile or Streaming Devices if You Have a Cable Log-In

If you’re a cable subscriber and are looking to watch ESPN on your mobile or streaming devices, you can do so via the ESPN app, which is free to download at the following places:

App Store

Google Play store

Amazon App store

Windows Store


Xbox One

As is the case with desktop, you’ll need the log-in for a cable subscription to watch.

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