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CBS sees Masters as warmup act for football

Weekend rounds at Augusta National will end earlier than usual, allowing for college football on Saturday and the NFL on Sunday

Disclosed: By Sean McManus, the head of CBS Sports, that the Masters Tournament will wrap up earlier than usual this year at Augusta (Ga.) National Golf Club, according to media reports. The reason: football. In a conference call this week with reporters, McManus said that the third round on Nov. 14 should finish by 5:30 p.m. ET, before kickoff of the Alabama-LSU game. The final round on Nov. 15 will be projected to finish by 2:45 p.m. ET, allowing plenty of time for a playoff, if necessary, ahead of the NFL games. The Masters, originally scheduled for its traditional second week in April, was postponed because of the global coronavirus pandemic and eventually reset for Nov. 12-15.

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