The Masters swings for 4K, VR

On to the Masters. Billy Payne, Chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters Tournament, stated that this year’s tournament will be offered in 4K as well as in virtual reality. The 4K broadcast will blanket Amen Corner, the 11th, 12th and 13th holes. Meanwhile, special cameras will be placed along the course to offer viewers VR perspectives for holes 6 and 16 for fans who download the free NextVR app for Gear VR on the Oculus Home app store. “This year’s presentation reflects our commitment to constant improvement in order to advance the visibility of the game and provide the highest quality content possible,” said Payne. “We remain interested in exploring opportunities to deliver coverage in the manner our fans wish to consume it, which is driven by the spirit of innovation instilled by our Founders Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts.”

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