Augusta National is a golf club more famed for it’s strict rules and firm commitment to tradition and etiquette than openness and innovation, but on Friday [AEST] the Masters broke new ground with Rory McIlroy talking live on television during his round.
The Northern Irishman wore ear-pods at times during his first round of level-par 72, allowing him to offer instant insight into his performance to television networks.
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“The club reached out to us last week and just inquired if I would be interested in doing it,” said McIlroy.
“I did it a couple weeks ago at the Match Play. It definitely feels a little less intrusive with the ear piece rather than someone right up next to you with the microphone like they’ve been doing it in…