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The 2011 Masters, TV Schedule: Mike Tirico, Andy North Head Up ESPN's Masters Coverage Thursday

The 2011 Masters is underway, and the players are already off an running. Here’s how you can get the most Masters coverage jammed into your life as possible on this opening day at Augusta:

ESPN: Coverage begins at 3 p.m. EST (12 PST) and will run until 7:30 EST (4:30 PST). Mike Tirico, Andy North, Curtis Strange, and Scott Van Pelt will head up the coverage and wil be joined by Tom Rinaldi doing video essays and interviews and will be full of highlights, following key groups like Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. ESPN always does great coverage on Thursday and Friday (especially Tirico) before they turn over the reigns to Jim Nantz and CBS for the weekend. The tournament’s website has live streaming video all over the course with feature pairings, live updates, video coverage of amen corner, of the 15th and 16th holes, and more. You can get to know the players, learn about each hole, get history lessons, and much more about the Masters and Augusta National. If you're looking to completely immerse yourself in azalea shrubs and pine needles from Augusta, this is where you want to go. 

Golf Channel: Starting at 7:30 p.m. EST (4:30 PST) Golf channel will have their ‘live from the Masters’ coverage full of the day’s highlights and scores, as well as expert analysis from former players about how the course played, how it was played, and who played it best. Good in depth analysis here.