The PGA Tour is to stream every shot from every golfer at THE PLAYERS Championship, which will take place at TPC Sawgrass in Florida, USA in March 2020.
For the first time, the Tour, in partnership with NBC Sports, has committed to covering every shot hit by the entire starting field of 144 golfers over the course of the four-day tournament - over 32,000 shots, according to the Tour.
Each group will have its own stream, while 120 cameras positioned around the Florida course will be needed to capture the action.
“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,” says Rick Anderson, Chief Media Officer, PGA Tour. “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.”
“Every shot of THE PLAYERS on PGA Tour Live is a natural next step in the innovative partnership between NBC Sports and the PGA Tour that spans nearly 60 years,” says Mike McCarley, President, Golf, NBC Sports Group. “Super-serving golf fans with more comprehensive coverage of THE PLAYERS is emblematic of our commitment to elevating this championship and builds upon our success in adding enhancements to PGA Tour Live on NBC Sports Gold.”