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3-D Masters Coverage to Merge Tradition, Tech and Tiger's Return

The Augusta National, the home of the annual Masters tournament, celebrates, and strictly adheres to, the ingrained traditions, regulations, and formalities of golf. The event has also overwhelmingly embraced technology in recent years, though, particularly with its 2009 introduction of an incredible, interactive, online viewing experience.

According to Engadget, the Masters organization is spurring another round of viewing evolution for this year's competition, as Comcast has officially announced that it will be providing exclusive 3-D TV broadcast coverage. Despite early claims from DirecTV and numerous network heavyweights, Comcast will be the first entity to provide "live next-generation 3-D broadcast of a major sporting event on TV."

The 3-D coverage won't be limited to the lucky next-gen TV owners, though, as the Masters official Web site will also be streaming 3-D footage for the folks with properly equipped PCs. Given the natural progression of remote Masters viewing, it seems the only direction for next year's tournament is to add 4-D tech so that distant duffers can actually smell the enticing and intoxicating Southern aromas of dogwoods and azaleas.

Oh yeah, if the awesome 3-D news doesn't inspire enough hype or enough of a media circus for the season's first major championship, some guy named Tiger has announced that he'll be there, too. [From: Engadget]

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