PGA Tour Virtual Reality

The PGA Tour set to bring fans a live VR experience at Phoenix Open

By Taruka Srivastav | January 23, 2018

The PGA Tour has announced that a live 360 and virtual reality (VR) experience will be available for fans during all four rounds of the upcoming Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Supporters will be able to view a live VR experience via Samsung Gear VR headsets on a global basis through the ‘PGA Tour VR Live’ app, available on the Oculus store.

A ‘PGA Tour VR Live’ app will be launched on Daydream by Google – available on the Google Play Store – giving fans an additional way to experience hole 16 at TPC Scottsdale.

Rick Anderson, PGA Tour chief media officer said: “The 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale during the Waste Management Phoenix Open is one of the most exciting in golf. We look forward to bringing that excitement to our fans who can’t physically be at the tournament through live virtual reality. They will be able to experience all the thrills from home.”

David Aufhauser, managing director, Intel Sports Group said: “Intel True VR technology turn sports into amazing immersive experiences, and Intel is always working with our partners to deliver new ways for fans to get closer to the action.

We’re thrilled to work with the PGA Tour to continue delivering compelling experiences with Intel True VR technology at the Waste Management Phoenix Open by leveraging our technology – from the cameras to the data processing to our application platform – to create interactive ways for fans to participate.”

PGA Tour Virtual Reality