PGA Tour unveils Twitter multi-cast for live events

If you’re a sports fan ready for the return of live action, you’ll be able to watch more than just one screen when the PGA starts back June 11.

The PGA and Twitter have partnered for a new “fan engagement initiative” during the Charles Schwab Challenge. From 1 to 2:30 each day of the event, fans can log on to Twitter to see nine different video streams across 20 Twitter accounts. Every stream will have special group coverage with live audio and video. Pre-match activities, practice sessions, and the first two holes of competition will be shown.

And in addition to traditional announcers, fans will hear athletes, celebrities and other personalities. Former golfer Annika Sotenstam is on board, as is YouTube trick shot group Dude Perfect, Darius Rucker from Hootie & The Blowfish and more.

TJ Adeshola from Twitter’s sports department said, “This first-ever Twitter Multicast will give golf fans a viewing experience they won’t find anywhere else. By adding conversation and commentary from a range of Twitter notables to premium golf content, the Multicast will have something for everyone, regardless if you’re looking for real-time reactions, analysis or just some laughs to pair with live footage from Colonial.”

Here’s where to head for the feeds:

CBS Sports: Charles Davis (@CFD22) and Danny Kanell (@dannykanell)
SKY Sports/NBC Sports: Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) and Conor Moore (@ConorSketches)
Discovery/GOLFTV: Henni Zuel (@hennizuel) and Eddie Pepperell (@PepperellEddie)
Golf Digest: Hally Leadbetter (@hallylead) and David Leadbetter (@davidleadbetter)
The Action Network/GolfBet: Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell), Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelTAN) and guest
LPGA: Annika Sorenstam (@ANNIKA59) and Brittany Lincicome (@Brittany1golf)
Celebrity Stream: Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) and Golden Tate (@ShowtimeTate)
Celebrity Stream: Dude Perfect (@DudePerfect)
Celebrity Stream: Paige Spiranac (@PaigeSpiranac) and Wells Adams (@WellsAdams)

Artie Beaty