At the FBR Open in Arizona they call them "fans" and at the Masters Golf Tournament in Georgia they call them "patrons." Whatever you call them, millions of people, including non-golfers, will tune in today (through Sunday) to watch Tiger Woods compete against a stellar field (96 players) in golf's biggest event of the year.
The Masters Golf Tournament starts today!
And just like in baseball where celebrities throw out the first pitch, this morning the "King", Arnold Palmer, ceremonially drove the first tournament ball down the fairway and served as the Honorary Starter.
As a golf player and total enthusiast, I must stay wirelessly connected to all that is happening at the tournament. That's why I have downloaded "The Masters 2009 Live" from the iTunes store.
The application offers live video and live scoring from April 9-April 12, 2009. Its key features are: live video which includes coverage from Amen Corner (holes 11, 12, and 13), holes 15 and 16 as well as video highlights at the end of each day. In order for me to follow my top picks, the software from AT&T, also has a leaderboard with live scoring, pairings and tee times plus player information. Course information includes a full map with par and yardage for each of the 18 holes - with flyover videos.
During the next four days you can be sure the Masters Golf Tournament will be with me. And on Sunday afternoon - I will be in front of the TV.
The 2009 Masters Golf Torunament TV schedule (all times are Eastern):
April 9 and 10 - 4:00 - 7:30pm ESPN
Sat, April 11- 3:30 - 7:00pm CBS
Sun, April 12 - 2:00 - 7:00pm CBS
Live video coverage schedule:
April 9 - 11 - Amen Corner starts at 10:45am; holes 15/16 start at 11:45am
Masters Extra at 3:00pm everyday
Player interviews take place all week long
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