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By GOLF WIRE
Thursday, March 31, 2016

If you've never had the chance to experience Augusta National in real life, this year you might be able to get the next best thing: a live virtual reality broadcast from the 6th and 16th holes.

The Masters will use virtual reality cameras to capture an immersive look at the tournament, the first time this technology has been used publicly for a professional golf event. This was announced on Thursday along with the TV schedule.

You can watch the tournament on your TV starting with the Par-3 Contest from 3-5 p.m. (EST) on ESPN on Wednesday. Coverage of the tournament on Thursday and Friday is from 3-7:30 p.m. and will also be on ESPN. CBS handles the weekend, with coverage from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday and 2-7 p.m. on Sunday. You can view the complete schedule below.

COMPLETE TV SCHEDULE (ALL EST)

Monday
Masters on the Range, CBS Sports, 12 p.m.-2 p.m.

Tuesday
Masters on the Range, CBS Sports, 9-11 a.m.

Wednesday
Masters on the Range, CBS Sports, 9-11 a.m.
Par-3 Contest, ESPN, 3-5 p.m.

Thursday
Masters on the Range, CBS Sports, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
First Round Coverage, ESPN, 3-7:30 p.m.

Friday
Masters on the Range, CBS Sports, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Second Round Coverage, ESPN, 3-7:30 p.m.

Saturday
Masters on the Range, CBS Sports, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Third Round Coverage, CBS, 3-7 p.m.

Sunday
Masters on the Range, CBS Sports, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Final Round Coverage, CBS, 2-7 p.m.

Check out more of GOLF.com's Masters coverage here.

Meanwhile, coverage of Amen Corner is getting an upgrade, too, at least for those with the home technology to view it. DirecTV will provide a live broadcast in ultra-high defintion 4K to bring the audience up close and personal with the 11th, 12th and 13th holes.

There are plenty of other ways to interact with and enjoy the Masters from your couch (or desk). Besides the regular broadcasts on ESPN and CBS, there's online video on Masters.com, apps for your smartphone with access to coverage and new apps for Apple Watch and Android Wear with live scoring.

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