This week’s WGC- Cadillac Championship at Doral will be the first opportunity to test drive the PGA’s new iPad app. The Tour announced the release on Wednesday.
The app serves as a second screen companion to either the television broadcast or attendance of the event live. Or, if you don’t have access to a broadcast, you have massive amounts of information from the leaderboard to live video (and seemingly everything in-between) at your fingertips while you’re on the go or at work (we would never…).
Why is this news? Because of the enhancements.
What stands out with this app, developed in partnership with Omnigon and POSSIBLE Mobile, is the predictive stats that are updated after every stroke. You will be able to see the average proximity to the hole on approach shots, driving distance and accuracy, exact distance of each putt, and the corresponding make percentage.
PGA TOUR Vice President of Digital Media Luis Goicouria:
“We are confident this app, with its new predictive shot, full-course view features and functionalities and live video, will keep new and current fans of all ages engaged and informed”
Basically, you will have the tools that the announcers have at their disposal. Stat junkies rejoice.
You will be able to track a specific player, an entire group, or watch every shot on a particular hole. The app will also provide an aerial view of the whole course with players marked at their current location and information on how the field has played each hole.
The combination of the PGA Tour website and now the new app gives fans as much information as we can possibly handle. We can slice and dice stats every which way and in real time. There’s no word yet on an Android or desktop version. Check out the official announcement here to see screenshots and more info.
(photo courtesy of PGA Tour)