Just as technology has changed how we play the game of golf, it’s rapidly changing how we watch or follow golf. This weekend you’ll have more options from new technologies than ever before to access scoring, live streaming and the latest news from your home, office or virtually any location to follow the action at the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach.
The official U.S. Open website will feature an interactive play tracker that expands and modernizes the traditional leaderboard and gives control to the user. This new feature includes an overview map that allows users to follow all groups on the course and a dynamic heat-mapping feature with red, gray and green color indicators to show how hard different parts of the course are playing during each round, using scoring averages on each hole.
Along with USOPEN.com’s flagship LIVE Marquee Group coverage, the official website will offer new features such as:
An Enhanced Course Section that interactively presents the U.S. Open course setup at Pebble Beach through high-resolution images of each hole, flyover and course walkthrough videos and a new Experience History feature developed in association with World Golf Tour that allows fans to watch a video clip of a historical shot from a previous U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and then attempt to replicate it through an HD golf experience. For example, fans can watch and then play out Tom Watson’s famous chip-in shot at the par-3 17th that propelled him to a two-stroke victory over Jack Nicklaus in the 1982 U.S. Open.
HD Live Streaming across devices, extending the LIVE Marquee Group coverage to the iPhone and a wide range of other mobile browsers.
The Rules Corner where USGA Rules officials provide expert commentary on rulings pertaining to each day’s action.
The U.S. Open Facebook Fan Page will include news, highlights and blogs, allowing fans to connect with one another and share their U.S. Open experiences, comments and photos.