Players Championship to make HUGE changes to TV coverage in 2020

Golf fans will love what the PGA Tour is doing at the 2020 Players at TPC Sawgrass.

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Tue, 8 Oct 2019
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The PGA Tour has confirmed that EVERY single golf shot from EVERY single player will be broadcast during the 2020 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass from March 12 to 15.

The only catch is you will have to be subscribed to PGA Tour Live on either NBC Sports Gold or Amazon Prime. 

Once signed up, golf fans will be able to select which player they wish to view. They can then switch between players if they wish. 

It is estimated there will be around 120 cameras on the famous Pete Dye golf course, of which some 32,000 shots will be shown live. 

According to the PGA Tour, this change in broadcasting is something the company hopes will prove a huge success at golf's unofficial fifth major of the season and be something it can promote at every PGA Tour event going forwards. 

“The PGA Tour is the most content-rich sport on the planet and we have been focused on expanding the amount of content we bring to our fans from our competitions,” said the PGA Tour's chief media officer, Rick Anderson.

“Our vision is to bring every shot in every PGA Tour golf tournament live and on-demand to our fans, and this is the first step to making that happen.”

The PGA Tour will also be launching a revamped TourCast product, allowing golf fans to follow the action with shot trails of every ball hit. Golf fans will receive access to on-demand video highlights and the Tour's ShotLink Data via the PGA Tour's mobile apps and website. 

 

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