Two of the industry leaders will be combining forces once again in 2009 as TrackMan Golf will be featured on some of the PGA TOUR’s most exciting televised events on The Golf Channel.
VEDBAEK, DENMARK – Two of the industry leaders will be combining forces once again in 2009 as TrackMan Golf will be featured on some of the PGA TOUR’s most exciting televised events on The Golf Channel. TrackMan’s technology will be used in each of the first three Tour events of the 2009 season. The data provided by the TrackMan Tour System adds an unparalleled level of statistical analysis to The Golf Channel’s award-winning broadcasts.
The scheduled 10-event TrackMan coverage will start with the season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship. The highly-competitive field is comprised of PGA TOUR winners from the 2008 season and features five of the top 10 finishers in the 2008 FedEx Cup standings.
The next two events on the PGA TOUR schedule will also feature TrackMan technology – the Sony Open and the Bob Hope Classic. An interesting thing to watch at the Sony Open will be the presence of Q-School graduate Gary Woodland, who should challenge J.B. Holmes, Bubba Watson and, of course, Tiger Woods, as the longest hitter on tour this year.
Each of the three opening tournaments will have all four rounds televised by The Golf Channel. From Thursday’s opening round to Sunday’s finale, club head speed, ball speed, carry distance and 3D graphics (ball flight trajectory) for selected players on designated TrackMan holes will be delivered to the television audience. Additional parameters, such as spin rate and launch angle, may also be examined live.