Last Updated: March 28, 2011 12:48pm
Watch all the Masters action in HD and 3D
Golf fans are in for a treat after Augusta National Golf Club announced that Sky Sports has been granted live UK broadcast rights to the Masters from 2011.
Augusta chairman Billy Payne said Sky Sports will screen all four days of the Masters live and in HD and offer exclusive live 3D coverage of a major golf tournament for the first time.
The traditional Par 3 Contest on Wednesday 6 April will also be shown live in addition to an extra hour's live coverage of the opening two rounds on Thursday and Friday.
Sky TV customers can also enjoy four extra channels of Live Masters coverage available exclusively via the Red Button - two that follow featured groups, a channel covering the 15th and 16th and a final channel from Amen corner (11th, 12th and 13th).
And, don't forget, Sky Sports News will also be reporting live throughout the week.
"Since our first telecast of the Masters in 1956, we have carefully maintained a tradition of high-quality programming within an appropriate broadcast window," said Payne.
"Now, with the proper infrastructure and resources in place, we are confident the additional coverage will meet the high standards of the millions of golf fans who enjoy viewing the Masters each April."
Following the announcement from the Augusta National Golf Club, Sky Sports Managing Director Barney Francis said: "Sky Sports is now the only place to see all four days of the Masters, live.
"In the UK & Ireland, this year's Masters will be the first shown live on Sky Sports, the first with the Par 3 Contest scheduled live on TV and the first of golf's majors to be shown in 3D.
"3D coverage of the Masters will give a unique view of the Masters and really capture the contours of the stunning Augusta National course.
"We are also delighted that coverage from the host broadcasters at Augusta National will start one hour earlier than ever before.
"Sky Sports has enjoyed a great partnership with golf for nearly two decades. We follow a hundred different tournaments each year, from five different continents, and are excited that The Masters is now at the heart of this calendar."
Watch all 4 days of the Masters live on Sky Sports HD, including exclusive coverage on Thursday & Friday. Plus we'll be showing exclusive coverage of the Par 3 Tournament on Wednesday in stunning high definition.
Sky TV customers can also enjoy FOUR extra channels of Live Masters coverage available exclusively via the Red Button. The additional live channels will include two that follow featured groups, a channel covering holes 15 and 16 and a final channel - available on Thursday and Friday only - from Amen corner.
Wherever your day takes you, enjoy the Masters online at Sky Sports.com, on Sky Player (free for Sky TV customers taking Sky Sports 1 and 2) and even on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch with Sky Mobile TV.
Both Sky Player and the Sky Mobile TV app will include the additional four live and exclusive channels being made available behind the Red Button. Sky Mobile TV customers will need to download an update to their App from the App store in order to receive these channels.
With Sky you can see The Masters like never before - our 3D cameras will be crossing the Atlantic for the very first time to bring you exclusive 3D coverage from Augusta to the comfort of your own living room.
Sky World HD customers get to enjoy the amazing Sky 3D channel at no extra cost. The Sky+HD box is already set up for Sky 3D, so all you need is a 3D TV.