Turner Sports' PGA Championship coverage to include drones and Periscope

Turner Sports’ coverage of the 97th PGA Championship – which takes place August 13-16 – will include, among other things, drone camera footage.

The aerial drone will provide golf fans with unprecedented access, making it easier to show Whistling Straits’ terrain and the holes that run along Lake Michigan. Turner’s coverage will also include TNT Total Motion swing analysis and laser-generated Golf Trax technology.

On Thursday and Friday, fans will be able to view a simulcast of the tournament by authenticating on PGA.com. When the tournament moves to CBS on Saturday and Sunday, however, fans will not be required to log in.

For those with a Samsung Smart TV, the Appy award-winning PGA Championship TV App will once again enable viewers to leverage "Broadcast Mode." This mode allows users to complement the broadcast with live scoring, player info, and social info, and exclusive content including live Marquee Group and Par-3 coverage.

Additional social and second screen highlights include:

· Periscope – The PGA.com Periscope account will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the 2015 PGA Championship throughout the week, including a sneak peek into TNT and PGA.com’s extensive productions, as well as this year’s practice rounds and long drive competition.

· Countdown – Graphics featuring Whistling Straits stats, PGA Championship facts, historical moments and more will help fans count down to the 2015 PGA Championship.

· Twitter Real Time Highlights sponsored by Chase – Native video within the Twitter platform will allow PGA.com’s Twitter followers to watch the latest highlights from around the course.

· Press conferences – PGA.com’s Facebook and Twitter pages will provide followers with video and links to live press conferences on PGA.com.

· Twitter social sign – PGA Championship attendees will have a chance to pose for pictures alongside signs featuring the hashtags #ThisIsMajor, inviting general social conversation surrounding the event.

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