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2019 U.S. Open app aims to bring fans directly into the action through augmented reality

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This year’s U.S. Open app will allow fans to experience Pebble Beach in new and enhanced ways through the use of augmented reality.

The USGA’s app, which is powered by Cisco, will provide users with a 360-degree virtual reality, which includes cameras inside the ropes for behind the scenes access, as well as a virtual photo booth.

The virtual photo booth enables fans who are unable to attend the championship to grab a piece of Pebble Beach for themselves via augmented reality. Users will be able to use the virtual photo booth to take a scenic selfie with Pebble Beach as the backdrop, using a method called the “parallax experience” which takes a static photo and adds subtle movement to it, creating a near 3D effect.

For those lucky enough to be attending the 119th U.S. Open this week, the 2019 app contains an on-site map which includes a wayfinding feature powered by Cisco. The technology provides step-by-step directions to navigate to their favorite players, iconic locations, concessions and amenities around the course.

Speaking on the 2019 U.S. Open app, Navin Singh, chief commercial officer of the USGA, stated

“Building on the success of the 2018 U.S. Open App and other USGA digital platforms, we set out to create truly unique experiences for today’s sports enthusiasts. With our partner Cisco, we have built a first-of-its-kind, course-wide Wi-Fi network that gives us the speed and confidence to dynamically deliver content and new experiences to our fans through the 2019 U.S. Open App. We’ve been able to stretch our imagination, creating innovative features that help fans everywhere to consume, share and engage with the championship like never before.”

The app is available through the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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Bubba Watson shares green jacket secrets, why he loves the new schedule, and his most important putting tip with Rich Eisen

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Bubba Watson took time out this week to discuss why Tour players love the new schedule, secrets of the green jacket, his most important putting tip, and more on The Rich Eisen Show.

The 40-year-old discussed why the players enjoy the schedule shake-up, which now sees the 2018/19 season end in August, joking how it allows Tour players to enjoy football without interruption, before adding that it now offers players greater flexibility when choosing which events to play.

As a multiple Masters champion, Watson also divulged to Eisen that he wears the green jacket on every occasion possible when on the grounds of Augusta National, and spoke about the impact of Tiger Woods’ victory at the tournament earlier this year, describing his win as “the greatest comeback story out of any sport by far”.

Watson began the interview by handing out a putting lesson to Eisen, advising him to put more weight on his front foot to “stay down on the putt” – which led to Eisen making back-to-back attempts.

Check out the full interview below.

 

 

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (6.19.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Chesson Hadley celebrated his T9 finish at the U.S. Open by giving us all his rendition of “Shallow”.

Just enough sauce from Tyson Lamb?

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You can never have too much sauce. #LambCrafted

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New designs from Dormie Workshop.

Phil showcasing Philmont Country Club in Philadelphia.

Arriving later this week from Swag.

“Beer me” headcovers from Michael Martinez.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

 

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Gary Woodland discusses trading NBA ambitions for a U.S. Open title, what it meant to win in front of his father, and more on the Dan Patrick Show

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Gary Woodland dialed into the Dan Patrick Show this week where he discussed amongst other topics – his impressive U.S. Open victory at Pebble Beach, what it meant to have his father in attendance, and how he traded his NBA aspirations for his career in golf.

Speaking on the emotions he felt winning the U.S. Open on Father’s Day in front of his father, who suffered a heart attack in Woodland’s rookie year while he was playing at Pebble Beach, the 35-year-old described the occasion as one that “you can’t make up.”

Clips courtesy of AT&T Audience Network.

As well as Sunday’s victory, Woodland discussed how his sporting ambitions changed after initially desiring a career in the NBA. In the 10 minute interview, the U.S. Open champion mentioned how in his first basketball game in college when matched up against Kirk Hinrick he realised that “he needed to find something else to do”.

Woodland also talked about his celebrations which involved drinking vodka out of the trophy with Jordan Spieth – a ritual Justin Thomas wouldn’t partake in due to a superstition having not yet won the U.S. Open, as well as the advantage longer hitters on Tour now have whether the course is long or short, and his nerveless shots on 14 and 17 on Sunday.

Check out the entire interview in the video below.

The Dan Patrick Show airs daily at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET on AT&T Audience Network which can be found on DIRECTV Ch. 239.

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