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PGA Tour Releasing New iPad App Ahead Of WGC Tournament

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 04 / 15

The PGA Tour today is releasing a new iPad app in advance of this week's WGC-Cadillac Championship. The new product features real-time predictive statistics, bird's-eye course views and enhanced shot tracking, in addition to live streaming video, news and leaderboards. The app was developed by longt...

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