Golf fans can now join expert commentators and fellow fans on Venue, a sports digital companion experience, to enjoy PGA TOUR events together – even when they can’t gather on the course or in person to watch.
As live sports return amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Venue brings passionate fans and expert commentators together to experience live events in a new interactive way. During select upcoming final rounds of PGA TOUR events, you’ll be able to interact with well-known personalities.
Join Shane Bacon from FOX Sports and Ben Everill from PGATOUR.COM as they co-host their first Venue this Sunday, July 26, at 3:00 PM EST for the final round of the 3M Open. They’ll share their live takes on final round play, kick off interactive polls to get your opinions, and participate in a dedicated fan chat in the app.
“The PGA TOUR is excited to engage with our fans on Venue as it creates a new and exciting way to interact with our tournaments,” said Scott Gutterman, Senior Vice President Digital Operations at the PGA TOUR. “We have a similar interest with Facebook that revolves around using innovation to reach fans directly and interact with them during our events.”Scott Gutterman, Senior Vice President Digital Operations, PGA TOUR
Our goal in building Venue is to capture the energy and enthusiasm of being at the tournament, or watching from your couch or favorite bar with other passionate fans. Since launching this experimental experience in May, we’ve listened to fan feedback and continually updated the experience. Now, multiple expert commentators can host a single Venue for each event, there’s an always-on chat experience before and during the event, and a new play-by-play feed where you can celebrate or commiserate together — all while the action unfolds.
You can join us to test Venue on iOS and Android in the United States. Facebook’s New Product Experimentation team (NPE) apps are experimental, subject to change (see more about NPE’s approach here), and follow Facebook’s Terms of Service, Data Policy, and NPE Team Supplemental Terms.