PGA TOUR unveils 'first of its kind' AR app

Friday, August 20, 2021

By: Sport Industry Group

The PGA TOUR has unveiled a ‘first-of-its-kind’ AR experience on mobile devices for fans attending the three FedExCup Playoff events from 19th August to 5th September.

The PGA TOUR AR app is designed to ‘amplify’ the live tournament experience, and is powered by Quintar's Q.reality live sports and entertainment AR platform.

Users will be instructed to turn their phones sideways once they open the app, which will take the device into AR mode and link it to the course, the app’s live and fan-controlled replay experience will feature AR tee-shot trails with apex indicator, ball and player indicator cards, distance to pin measurements, and interactive 3D models of the greens displaying topography so fans can spin around each shot to see the different angles and the challenge each player faces with every putt.

The development of the app is aided by existing data gathered by ShotLink, the Tour’s long-standing scoring system. It captures and reports real-time information on every shot, by every player, during tournament competition, translating it into thousands of statistics.