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Tracer Technology To Make Masters Debut on CBS Broadcast

Though fans still can’t bring a cellphone onto the grounds at Augusta National, TV viewers this year will find a now-familiar sight joining the Masters broadcast.

Welcome, shot tracer.

Shot Tracer
Credit: ProTracer

“The tracer technology showing up at Augusta is the greatest thing since whatever… sliced bread,” said ESPN analyst Curtis Strange, admitting that he feels he’s missing something if he doesn’t see those digital arcs.

Though the technology has been in use since at least 2014, Augusta National has been typically measured in its embrace. The tracer got a trial run online last year before the club granted CBS’s request to add it to its arsenal.

Even so, fans will be able to see tracer results on just five holes this week: the ninth, 10th, 13th, 15th and 18th. Hey, it’s a start.

Jeff Shain

Jeff is a contributor to Pro Golf Weekly. He is the managing editor of Prime Sports, and a weekly contributor to PGATour.com. As a member of the Golf Writer's Association of America, Jeff has covered golf for nearly two decades, including stops at the Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald and The Island Packet in South Carolina.

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