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Augusta National announces multi-platform coverage for Masters

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CHARLOTTE, NC - APRIL 30: Tiger Woods of the USA plays into the 9th green during the first round of the Quail Hollow Championship at Quail Hollow Golf Club on April 30, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)  - 

When golf fans go to tune in to the season's first major next week, they'll have no shortage of viewing options at their disposal.

With the Masters just days away, Augusta National Golf Club announced Thursday a comprehensive slate of coverage that will cross multiple platforms and allow the event to be broadcast in over 200 countries.

'Each year, our goal is to deliver meaningful content in a significant way,' explained chairman Billy Payne as part of the release. 'Fans of the Masters can experience the history, tradition and competition of the tournament in any manner they wish to receive it.'

Those manners will go beyond traditional television coverage, which will air Thursday and Friday from 3-5 p.m. ET on ESPN, Saturday from 3-7 p.m. ET and Sunday from 2-7 p.m. ET on CBS. The tournament will also offer several live video channels on its Web site,, while ANGC also announced that multiple free apps have been released for both smartphones and tablets, allowing fans to keep tabs on the action while on the go.

Golf Channel's on-air coverage will include over 60 hours of live programming, with 'Morning Drive' and 'Live From the Masters' helping viewers both prepare for the rounds ahead and recap the action each day.