Are you a golf fan who’s sick of Tiger Woods giving press conferences and just wants to watch some golf already? Well, your patience is about to be rewarded, as the 2010 Masters Tournament this Thursday at noon– Oh, no, you have a day job? Never fear, friend. That’s what the Internet is for.
CBSSports.com (s cbs) and Masters.com will be providing over 86 hours of live video from the Augusta National Golf Club, an increase of 50 percent over last year, spread out across numerous coverage options.
The Featured Group channel will track selected pairings working their way along the back nine, while separate channels will focus on the entire field as well as specific holes. (Trivia: The 11th, 12th and 13th holes at Augusta are called the Amen Corner thanks to golf writer Herbert Warren Wind, who covered more than 30 Masters tournaments and also did a little amateur golfing on his own. Now you know!).
AT&T (s t) will also be streaming live content to phones via the U-verse TV 2010 Masters app, which includes an updated leader board, news updates, a course map and video archives. In addition, the Fan Zone site will broadcast streaming Masters content.
For early adopters watching at home, the tournament will be broadcast in 3-D to each and every one of the 36 people in America who currently own a 3-D TV set, as Will Durst writes on the Masters site. However, the 3-D feed will also be available for those with 3-D-enabled computers.
We’ll update this list as more options become available!
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