Masters to be first live US sports broadcast in 4k

As if the year’s first major isn’t exciting enough…2016 will be something even more special.

That’s because, for the first time, this year’s US Masters will be broadcast in Ultra High Definition (UHD).

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But hey, this is Amen Corner.

Lucky US golf fans will be able to watch the ball flights of Adam Scott, Jason Day and Marc Leishman clearer than we’ve ever seen them as they chase Australia’s second Masters title.

It seems DirectTV, along with parent company AT&T, are launching a dedicated 4K UHD channel for subscribers, with the 2016 Masters kicking off the whole shebang.

The Masters was first broadcast on television in 1956, when seven decidedly non-4K cameras covered the action on the final four holes.

This year’s DirectTV coverage will feature Amen Corner during all four rounds of tournament play (April 7-10).

So you might not be placing your seat behind the 18th green and leaving it there as you stroll the hallowed grounds of Augusta National alongside Golf Grinder’s very own Bernie McGuire, who this year is covering his 19th US Masters.

But this has to be the next best thing.