IBM at the Masters in 2017
Every April, the Masters golf tournament treats fans to a fierce competition set against a stunning backdrop of natural beauty. Walking the pine straw pathways at Augusta National Golf Club, you can’t help but feel the decades of history and tradition; an enduring game held at a timeless venue.
But there is a modernity to this tournament that few understand, and even fewer get to see. Hidden amidst the magnolias, dogwoods, and azaleas of Augusta National is a technological support system that fuels one of the most innovative tournaments in golf. In fact, the Masters lays claim to many of the technology firsts that have come to define the modern experience of golf. From the first television broadcast in 1956 to the first iPhone app in 2009, The Masters has steadily pushed the boundaries of golf technology in service of fans everywhere.