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PGA Tour launches redesigned iPhone, Android apps

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The first full field event of 2014 kicked off this week with the Sony Open in Hawaii, and so did the PGA Tour’s redesigned app for iPhone and Android. Boasting an all new layout that is easy to navigate with video highlights, real-time scoring and various other enhancements, the app makes following golf from your phone actually enjoyable.

Upon opening the app for the first time, contrasts of white background with blue accents greet you, giving you a new, modern feel. The newly designed leaderboard sponsored by Nike Golf allows for location information such as current weather at the course, as well easy-to-find broadcast listings for the day from Golf Channel and SiriusXM. View of the leaderboard or player groupings is at your fingertips with the ability to have your favorite golfers at the top or your fantasy picks of the day.

Two of my favorite updates for the 2014 app are the course information and daily video content. Each hole of the course is displayed with a general bird’s eye view, par performance of the hole with total number of birdies, pars, etc. scored that day, current hole difficulty as well as hole statistics such as scoring average, longest drive and closet to pin. Included is a short paragraph about the hole, including history and typical shot selections played.

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The video content this year on the app is fantastic. Every video, interview, highlight, round recap, player feature and more that is found on PGATour.com and during Tour broadcasts can be found in crisp and clean HD quality. With my iPhone 5s (it’s also available for iPad) sporting 4G LTE, the picture was perfect, with no buffering issues while viewing the videos. I was able to see Adam Scott eagle No. 15, a 34-second video, shortly after he made a push to get to 15-under at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, as well as Zach Johnson’s final-round interview. The schedule for the entire season, FedEx Cup standings, all the latest news and coverage from PGATour.com and the Champions and Web.com tours can be found inside the app as well.

In a world of fast-paced social media and on-the-go demands, the all-new 2014 PGA Tour app delivers for all golf fans. Whether you are tracking Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar, seeing how your fantasy golf picks are stacking up, want to see a video of how Sergio tripled No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass, or want to get the low down on the course of the week, the PGA Tour app is your one-stop shop.

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Ben is new to fatherhood and resides in Maryland. A sales manager by trade, he is a die-hard Arsenal FC supporter and is obsessed with golf! Follow him on Twitter @bmoregooner

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  1. TerpInTime

    Jan 11, 2014 at 12:35 am

    But does the app provide in depth golf fashion advice, especially aimed at footwear? I think that is what separates good golf apps from the GREAT golf apps.

  2. Eagle1997

    Jan 10, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Nice article Ben! Guess who will now download the new app? THIS guy!

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GolfWRX is live from Sea Island Golf Club in St,. Simons Island, Georgia for the RSM Classic.

Coming the week after the Masters, plenty of players from the tournament in Augusta are making their way 3.5 hours South to the Davis Love III-hosted event.

We have six general galleries of photos for you to check out as well as new shafts from UST Mamiya and a welcome resurrection of two decade-old White Hot putter models.

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Photos from the 2020 Houston Open

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GolfWRX is live from the Vivint Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course, where players who, well, like to play before majors are playing (including Mav McNealy with some vintage Nike blades in the featured image).

The likes of Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson will be making their final tune-ups before next week’s test at Augusta National.

On the subject of tuning, players who will be competing at ANGC are getting their bags dialed and those who won’t are free to experiment as they start to consider their 2021 artillery.

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Interesting photos from the Zozo Championship

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This week is the Zozo Championship at Sherwood Golf Club, and with most of the worlds top golfers including Tiger Woods playing and prepping for the November Masters, there is a lot going on around the range when it comes to gear and testing.

As a reminder, you can check out all of our photos in the GolfWRX forums.

New Fourteen irons and wedges

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The irons are a throwback to a classic “channel back” style iron with mass positioned towards the top and bottom of the face to increase vertical stability of the blade while also maintaining feel.

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Justin Rose with Artisan lob wedge

The little shop from Texas continues to make big waves with more wedges spotted on tour every week including in former world number 1 Justin Rose.

Xander Schauffele’s new Apex irons and testing putters on Quintic

Xander’s prototype Callaway Apex irons look a lot like the newly released 2021 X-Forged irons but with obvious Apex branding. We also can’t forget about putting, and it’s cool to see a Quintic high-speed camera system on the practice green getting players dialed in to launch conditions just like how they would for a driver.

Ricky using older generation Cobra Amp Cell Pro Irons

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If there is one thing pros love, it’s a set of older irons—they’re the golf equivalent of putting on a pair of comfy broken-in jeans. For Ricky and his custom Amp Cell Pro’s with tungsten toe inserts, there must be some magic there because he has previously used multiple newer sets of irons but continues to gravitate towards these.

Hideki Maruyama testing new Bettinardi putter

Hideki isn’t someone to shy away from testing putters, and this week he was spotted testing one of the new Bettinardi putters that debuted last week in Las Vegas at Shadow Creek.

Pros are “just like us” – Justin Thomas and Mac Hughes edition

Yes, tour pros are just like us except for the fact that they are exceptional golfers, but even JT likes help in his long game and has a Titleist T300 3-iron in the bag, and when it comes to breakfast Mackenzie Hughes happens to like ketchup with his breakfast sandwich—although personally, I’m anti-ketchup when it comes to breakfast sandwiches.

Mickelson testing older X-Hot 3Deep

We’ve heard rumblings, of Champions Tour terminator Phil Mickelson testing 47.5″ drivers in the name of speed and distance, but as a way to also have a “fairway finder” it appears that he is contemplating putting his old X-Hot 3Deep in play. (Being able to identify a multi-generations old fairway wood from a distance based on its paint scheme is part of the reason we are WRX)

Gary Woodland testing Ping G425 driver

With the launch of the Ping G425 woods on tour a few weeks ago, it’s no surprise to see more players testing them in prep for the Masters, and for the fact that, they are the next evolution of the well-loved Ping G410—Gary Woodland is no exception.

 

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