Paul Wackell – Imagine Web Designs
Principal Website Designer – Marketing Consultant
The Masters is but a week away, and the excitement builds! For a golf junky like me The Masters is bigger than the Superbowl, bigger than the Daytona 500 (and believe me that’s saying a lot) it is the must see sporting event of the year!
In the not too distant past fanatics such as myself were relegated to a few hours of coverage on Thursday and Friday and a few more on the weekend on network television. But as the internet has continued to grow The Masters has fully embraced the technology and have continued to strengthen their brand by being on the leading edge of media delivery with their website. The Masters tournament is no longer just the 4 day televised major that it has been in the past, it is now a week long multimedia extravaganza.
Beginning next Monday with the ubiquitous and much anticipated Tiger Woods news conference, the game is on. From the Master’s website you will be able to watch 10 hours of full screen video of practice rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday with featured groups, or watch every shot at amen corner, or the traditional par 3 tournament on Wednesday. Come Thursday you can view bonus coverage from their website prior to the network coverage, listen to the tournament on Masters Radio streaming on the web, watch player interviews and so much more.
All I can say is Amen! Thanks for the internet. It’s great as a fan to have all these options and not being restricted to just the televised coverage!