The inaugural event on the LIV Golf Invitational Series, which takes place at Centurion Club in Hertfordshire from June 9-11, is to be broadcast on YouTube, Facebook and LIV Golf’s own website, LIVGolf.com.
LIV Golf’s shotgun start will feature the 12-team, 48-player field teeing off all at once, with more than 50 cameras on site to capture every moment from start to finish. The broadcast will present views from 16 different towers, drones, and mobile steady cameras, with tracer technology highlighting the action throughout the course. More than 60 microphones will pick up the sound from tee to green on every hole, while players and caddie will also be wearing microphones to introduce a new angle to tournament coverage.Former BBC Radio 5 Live football commentator Arlo White has been named as the lead commentator for the tournament’s coverage. He will be working alongside experienced US golf commentator Jerry Foltz, who previously worked as an on-course reporter for the Golf Channel covering the LPGA Tour. Dom Boulet, a former player on the Asian Tour and experienced commentator on that same tour, will complete the commentary booth line-up, while the on-course commentary team will include Su-Ann Heng, a experienced golf analyst with FOX Sports Asia, and Troy Mullins, a former Women’s Long Drive record holder and a regular contributor to the Golf Channel.
Will Staeger, LIV Golf’s Chief Media Officer, said: “The LIV Golf broadcast will be unlike anything fans have seen before. The innovations we are introducing to the sport will be distributed to existing and new audiences all over the world as we deliver golf coverage dedicated to entertainment and access. We’ve built a world-class production team that has combined the industry’s best practices with a reimagined experience for viewers to create a one-of-a-kind broadcast. We’ve been counting down the days to Thursday’s start so fans can tune in and watch what we have been working on.”
The field for the 48-man tournament added five more names yesterday following the conclusion of the Asian Tour’s International Series event at Slaley Hall. Viraj Madappa (IND), Kevin Yuan (AUS), Travis Smyth (AUS), Ian Snyman (South Africa) and Thailand’s Itthipat Buranatanyarat will all be teeing it up at Centurion having qualified from the cumulative International Series Order of Merit.
With 47 players now confirmed, one place remains to be announced to complete the field.
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