The marquee group of the first two rounds of the 2012 U.S. Open Championship is clearly the one featuring Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson. On Tuesday, the U.S. Open announced that live streaming will be available to follow the trio as they tee off on Thursday at the Olympic Club.
"Visitors to usopen.com and users of the U.S. Open mobile application, "U.S. Open Golf Championship," will have exclusive access to the first 90 minutes of continuous play on Thursday morning through live-streaming high-definition (HD) video, followed by ESPN's live coverage at 9 a.m. (PDT)." (via U.S. Open)
USGA executive director Mike Davis said about the availability of live streaming the group, "This is the one of the most exciting times of the year for golf fans and we've created a destination for them to follow a marquee pairing at the U.S. Open. We're thrilled to be using our digital platforms in this way so fans have a virtual front row seat to watch three of the world's most accomplished players compete in our national championship."
After coverage of the Woods, Mickelson and Watson group during the morning round, coverage will shift to the group with the 2011 U.S. Open champ, Rory McIlroy, Luke Donald and Lee Westwood in the afternoon. During the weekend rounds, live streaming of select holes will be available.
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