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Golfpass will live stream BMW PGA

GOLFPASS OFFERS EXCLUSIVE, FEATURED-GROUP LIVE STREAMING AT THIS WEEK’S BMW PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

Live Streaming in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland Includes All Four Rounds of the Fourth Rolex Series Event in 2019

Coverage to Follow GOLFPASS Founder and Current World No. 2 Rory McIlroy in Featured Group with Francesco Molinari and

Shane Lowry on Thursday and Friday, and Continuing Throughout the Weekend

ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 17, 2019) – GOLFPASS, golf’s most comprehensive digital membership, will offer exclusive, featured-group live streaming of all four rounds of the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship, Sept. 19-22.

This year’s Championship features one of the best fields in the history of the tournament who will be teeing it up at Wentworth Club, located just outside London, England. Top golfers scheduled to compete include 2019 FedExCup Champion and 2019 PGA TOUR Player of the Year Rory McIlroy, defending BMW PGA champion Francesco Molinari, Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose, Jon Rahm and 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry, as well as Americans Tony Finau, Billy Horschel and Patrick Reed. The BMW PGA Championship is one of the eight prestigious Rolex Series events in the 2019 Race to Dubai, the season-long competition to crown the number-one European Tour player.

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McIlroy – founder of GOLFPASS – will be part of a featured player group also including Molinari and Lowry during the first two rounds of live streaming – beginning at 3:45 a.m. ET on Thursday and 7:35 a.m. ET on Friday. Additional streaming coverage will continue throughout the weekend. GOLFPASS is partnering with the European Tour and Discovery Communications to present streaming events featuring McIlroy and collaborating on developing future content for its membership program.

Handling play-by-play for the live streaming of the BMW PGA Championship will be Dominik Holyer, who will be joined by analyst Anthony Wall. Following the featured group and reporting from the golf course will be Gary Murphy. Production elements will be highlighted by Toptracer technology, which displays the flight of a golf ball digitally within a camera feed; and ARL Virtual Eye, which uses Toptracer within a 3D model of a hole layout.

This benefit is one of hundreds enjoyed by GOLFPASS members, who have access to a video library totaling more than 1,000 hours, including GOLFPASS originals, featuring McIlroy and more, as well as GOLF Channel’s robust video archive, which spans historic competitions, insight from golf’s biggest names and award-winning franchises like Emmy-nominated Feherty, GOLF Films and more.

Now available in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland, GOLFPASS’ ever-growing list of additional perks and benefits also includes:

  • Monthly tee-time credit toward a round of golf at a choice of more than 7,000 GOLFNOW partner golf courses in 26 countries around the world.
  • Access to more than 4,000 on-demand instruction videos featuring many of the world’s elite coaches, including Michael Bannon (McIlroy’s coach), Sean Foley (Justin Rose’s coach) and Chris Como, and includes tips from golf legends like Paul Azinger, Nick Faldo, Gary Player, Annika Sorenstam and more. Other GOLFPASS benefits include special pricing and early access to Revolution GOLF Schools, and golf-specific fitness and training programs, including Core Golf with Don Saladino.
  • Opportunity to shop more than 70 top brands, including Linksoul, J. Lindeberg, as well as American icon Bill Murray’s golf lifestyle brand, William Murray Golf. Members also can take advantage of exclusive member pricing on clubs, apparel, accessories, digital instructional tools and training aids.Shipping is free in North America.
  • Unlimited $100 travel credits at a selection of top resorts, and insider travel information and custom itineraries built from GOLF Advisor experiences at more than 10,000 golf destinations around the world.

Providing more of everything golfers love about the game, a GOLFPASS membership is unmatched in golf and available for $99 per year or $9.99 per month via GOLFPASS.com and via connected TV, iOS and Android apps.

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Media Contact:
Dan Higgins
GOLF Communications
Dan.Higgins@GOLFChannel.com
407-355-4018

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