Augusta National chairman Billy Payne has explained why Tiger Woods’ round at the Masters tomorrow won’t be shown online.
Payne says that a player can only be in an online “featured group” (which is streamed live in its entirety) one day, reports Tiger Tracker.
Tiger will be in a featured group on Friday, so he cannot be featured on Thursday.
They could have easily worked around this rule.
Tiger tees off at 1:41 p.m. on Friday and TV coverage starts on ESPN at 3 p.m. So you would have been able to watch the majority of his round regardless of whether it was being live-streamed.
They should have put him in a featured group tomorrow because he tees off at 10:45 a.m. and his round will be over by the time TV coverage starts.
They’re basically simulcasting his Friday round on TV and online, and doing so prevents them from live-streaming his round Thursday.
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