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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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Photos from the 2024 Valero Texas Open

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GolfWRX is on site this week at the Valero Texas Open.

The event has been around since 1922, making it one of the oldest on the PGA Tour calendar. Over the years, it’s been held at a variety of courses across the Lone Star State, but it’s found its home at TPC San Antonio in recent years. Some of the biggest names in golf have taken home the title here, including Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, Lee Trevino, and Ben Crenshaw.

GolfWRX has its usual assortment of general galleries, WITBs and special pull-out albums. As always, we’ll continue to update the links below as more photos come in from TPC San Antonio.

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Photos from the 2024 Texas Children’s Houston Open

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GolfWRX is on site in the Lone Star State this week for the Texas Children’s Houston Open.

General galleries from the putting green and range, WITBs — including Thorbjorn Olesen and Zac Blair — and several pull-out albums await.

As always, we’ll continue to update as more photos flow in. Check out links to all our photos from Houston below.

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On the heels of Scottie Scheffler’s dominant victory at Bay Hill, the PGA Tour heads a little farther north in Florida to TPC Sawgrass this week for The Players Championship. And of course, GolfWRX is on site to get a look at what the players are playing.

We’ve already spotted a new Titleist mini driver this week, and there’s plenty more.

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