PGA Tour will livestream a single iconic hole in VR

One down, seventeen more to go...

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David Lumb
May 2, 2017 9:52 PM
USA Today Sports / Reuters
USA Today Sports / Reuters

Golf officials are building out their 4K broadcasts and even starting to livestream smaller events in VR, but the sport's biggest tournaments are taking awhile to try out the new broadcasting tech. After testing the waters with a handful of virtual reality videos exploring its Phoenix Open course last year, the PGA Tour is livestreaming its upcoming The Players Championship in VR. Let's hope you like the vantage from TPC Sawgrass' penultimate fairway: Cameras are only recording the Florida course's iconic 17th hole.

Fans with Samsung Gear VR headsets can view the pure immersive experience using the PGA Tour VR Live app. The device-less masses can tune in on Twitter and Periscope, which will both stream the same 17th-hole vantage in 360 video. Three VR camera positions will capture the whole round: One at the 17th tee, one on the walkway to the green and one in the water next to the island.

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