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PGA Tour's second-screen iPad app bombards you with stats, video

Steve Dent, @stevetdent
March 5, 2015
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Even the most ardent golf fan would admit that sometimes tournament telecasts aren't exactly action-packed. The PGA Tour is trying to do something about that with its new iPad app, available just in time for this week's World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship. The second-screen app compliments the live action, giving you shot-by-shot coverage of players or groups, all overlaid onto a graphic of each hole. On top of all the stats you'd ever want (drive length, distance to hole, etc.) the app even gives predictive stats, showing how likely Rory McIlroy is to make that 25-foot putt he's facing, for instance.

There's also a birds-eye overview of the course to see where the leaders are and the relative difficulty of the hole they're playing. You can then track each swing complete with shot trails, along with more predictive stats about scoring from a given ball location. You'll also get live streaming video, player scorecards, a live leaderboard, news and highlights. That'll give you something to do when Bubba is gaging the wind or Tiger is stalking a putt (Tiger's not playing this week, by the way). For now, the new app is only available on the iPad.

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