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U.S. Open Apps Now Available

By USGA
June 5, 2013

iPad application new for 2013; apps for iPhone and Android devices have been upgraded

 

The free U.S. Open iPad app will be an indispensable tool for fans looking for a complete user experience of the U.S. Open at Merion.

The United States Golf Association today launched U.S. Open applications for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. These free, user-friendly apps are designed to bring the excitement of the 113th U.S. Open Championship to fans around the world. The U.S. Open will be played at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., June 13-16. 

New for this year is a data-rich, scoring-centric iPad app, developed by IBM. Detailed player information along with scorecards, statistics, groupings, starting times and live Marquee Group coverage throughout the championship highlight the tablet experience for iPad users. The app also features hole insights, which provide fans with an interactive look at statistics and trends for each hole. A personalized live leaderboard option that allows users to track up to five of their favorite competitors is also available.

Powered by IBM cloud computing and analytics technologies, all applications provide users with access to live HD video streaming, real-time scoring, live updates, news and photos. Their user-friendly design will provide fans on the go with up-to-the-minute information and statistics from America’s premier golf championship.

“The iPad app is an exciting addition to our suite of U.S. Open digital products,” said Sarah Hirshland, USGA senior managing director of business affairs. “Providing a superior second screen experience has become an essential part of the USGA’s digital strategy. Through our partnership with IBM, we know we have created easy-to-use applications to entertain, inform and engage fans who are following the U.S. Open.”

“Whether they’re on the go or on the couch, U.S. Open golf fans want to remain connected throughout the championship,” said John Kent, program manager, IBM Sponsorship Marketing. “We’re proud to help the USGA deliver a compelling and interactive U.S. Open experience via a variety of mobile devices and platforms.”

The U.S. Open application for Android and iPhone device users has been updated for 2013. Fans can follow the action with up-to-the-minute scores, news, photos and live video coverage. Through the use of push notification technology, app users can also receive updates for their favorite players sent directly to their mobile device.

Official U.S. Open applications are now available for download from iTunes and the Google Play Store.

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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.



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IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website, www.usopen.com, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit http://www.usopen.com/IBM

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

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Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

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