21 April 2016

Panasonic Open Golf Championship to attract global audience with live streaming

Panasonic will livestream the Panasonic Open Golf Championship at selected holes and locations during the weekend rounds at the Chiba Country Club (Umesato Course) to enhance the viewing experience of golf fans.

For the first time in 112 years, golf is scheduled to be held in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Panasonic, which has been a Worldwide Olympic Partner for over 25 years, will host the Panasonic Open once again in order to contribute to this new era of golf. In addition to the traditional men’s tour, Panasonic has established a Ladies’ Step Up Tour tournament to support both male and female golfers who are competing for a spot in the Olympic Games.

The Panasonic Open Golf Championship, co-hosted by Panasonic Corporation and the Japan Golf Tour Organization, will be making its debut on the Asian Tour and Japan Golf Tour Schedules from April 21 to 24. It has attracted a stellar lineup which includes current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Marcus Fraser of Australia. Total prize money for the tournament is 150 million Yen (approximately US$1.27 million).

Viewers will get the opportunity to watch the action on holes one, 10 and 18 as well as from the practice range during the third and final rounds at the Chiba Country Club on the Japan Golf Tour Organization official YouTube channel.

Andy Wada, a former Asian Tour player, and Dave Fromm will lead the commentary in English during the broadcast.

The LPGA Step Up Tour Panasonic Open Ladies, co-hosted by the Ladies Professional Golfers' Association of Japan and Panasonic Corporation at Chiba Country Club (Noda Course), will be held for total prize money of 20,000,000 yen from April 20 to 22.


Catch the action at 7:00am (Japan time) on April 23 and 24 via the Japan Golf Tour Organization official YouTube channel

Key dates:

April 20: Designated practice day
April 21: 1st round
April 22: 2nd round
April 23: 3rd round
April 24: Final round
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