The Masters will add an extra hour of TV coverage in 2011

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Masters is adding an extra hour of

television coverage next year.

Augusta National chairman Billy Payne said Tuesday that ESPN's

weekday coverage will start at 3 p.m., which is an hour earlier.

The coverage ends at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Payne also said that British-based Sky Sports will join the BBC

as a live broadcaster next year.

The Masters will be held April 7-10. Despite the additional hour

of coverage on the weekdays, it remains the major championship with

the most limited live TV coverage