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Masters first 3-D TV sports event

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- The Masters will be broadcast in 3-D -- although few Americans own the technology to take advantage.

Augusta National announced Monday that next month's tournament can be viewed on 3-D-capable television sets and computers. It will be the first 3-D sports event on TV in the United States; previous experiments used movie theaters.

Few Americans currently own the capable sets, but networks believe 3-D could be the next big thing and are starting to offer programming.

Comcast will broadcast the coverage for free to its customers with 3-D sets. A feed will also be available on the Masters' Web site. ESPN is producing the 3-D coverage.

Two hours of live afternoon coverage, mostly of the back nine, will be aired each day of the tournament starting with Wednesday's Par 3 Contest on April 7.