Masters offers peek at sports TV in 3-D

It’s the mystery of watching golf on TV. A player hits a putt,

the ball starts rolling toward the hole, then with no warning it

curves hard to the left.

Not anymore.

To the few Americans who own 3-D-capable television sets, every

undulation of the greens at Augusta National will be visible during

the Masters.

A special national broadcast of the Masters this week is the

first of what could soon be many 3-D sports events available on

home TVs. ESPN will launch a 3-D network later this year in time

for the World Cup.

A live stream of the Masters will also be available for

3-D-capable computers.