I watched the Buick Invitation golf tournament on CBS Sports last weekend. They introduced a new broadcast technology called ProTracer. It’s a video system that tracks the ball flight so we can see how well the golfer work their shots off the tee. The system makes it interesting (and useful) to see the ball flight when the wind is influencing the trajectory. The winds were especially a factor on Torrey Pines Golf Course.
This Swedish technology was first introduced in a professional tournament during Open De España, back in April 2007. When it hit America, that’s when we’ll see this technology gain popularity. CBS is also the broadcaster for The Masters this year, so we’ll most likely see this technology debut in that American major tournament.
Update: Image above was changed due to Protracer’s site removed the original demo image. It’s now a photo of Tiger Woods during the 2008 Buick Invitational at Hole 11, final round.