PGA TOUR Releases Desktop App Exclusive to Microsoft Windows 10
January 29, 2017
By STAFF, PGATOUR.COM
- January 29, 2017
- The app features a real-time leaderboard, quick access to player scorecards and more.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH – The PGA TOUR today announced the release of a new app exclusive to Microsoft Windows 10. The app features a real-time leaderboard, quick access to player scorecards and biographical information, along with video highlights and the latest news from PGATOUR.COM.
“We are excited to work with Microsoft on this desktop app for Windows 10,” said Scott Gutterman, PGA TOUR Vice President, Digital Operations. “The new features in this app, such as Cortana, 3D shot trails and the statistics presentation, will provide a heightened means to bring PGA TOUR action to your desktop out of web browser while showcasing the PGA TOUR, our players and our tournaments in an entirely new way.”
“We're excited to continue this great partnership with the PGA TOUR and bring their digital experiences to life on Windows 10 across multiple devices,” said Mandy Rutledge, director of sports sponsorships for Microsoft. “With the unique features and capabilities of the PGA TOUR app on Windows 10, golf fans everywhere can now experience PGA TOUR events through graphical renderings of the courses, as well as interactive presentations of players' scores, statistics and performance versus the field for that day, the event and the entire season.”
The full course view provides easy entry to a display of each hole, which includes illustrated graphics for each player, along with statistical data relevant to that hole. The app lets fans follow all the action from a single platform and is being made available in a responsive format.
Only available on Windows 10, some of the highlights of the app include:
• Rotating 3D hole and shot visuals
• Data visuals for stats, scores and player performances, including a graphical display of strokes gained.
• Reimagined player scorecards.
• Cortana powered voice commands.
• Windows Ink for on-screen telestration with sharing via Twitter, Facebook, mail, messaging, etc.
• Live Tiles that deliver leaderboards and FedExCup standings to the Windows 10 Start Menu.
The data-driven app will be available for Windows 10 PCs and tablets. Please visit https://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/store/p/pga-tour/9wzdncrfhz2c to download the new PGA TOUR app.
In 2015, Microsoft became the “Official Operating System,” “Official Analytics Partner” and “Official Office [Personal] Productivity Software” of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions.