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Sky Sports to use live player mic for British Masters golf

Nick Dougherty's Masterclass for Sky Academy ahead of the British Masters golf Tournament at Woburn

Nick Dougherty’s Masterclass for Sky Academy ahead of the British Masters golf Tournament at Woburn

Sky Sports is to take golf fans closer to the action by incorporating live player microphones during the British Masters tournament from Woburn.

Nick Dougherty, three-time European Tour winner and Sky Academy ambassador, will wear a microphone during the tournament, and speak directly to Sky Sports commentators at various points during play.

Sky Sports plans to provide 30 hours of coverage across the four days of the tournament, including new graphics, live masterclasses on the course after play has concluded, a dedicated on-demand section and social media activity including a vote to choose the pin for the 14th hole of the tournament on the final day.

Sky’s sports unit last month introduced a player mic during a Guinness PRO12 rugby fixture.

Jason Wessely, Sky Sports head of golf, said: “We are very excited about the British Masters and the prominent role Sky Sports can play in shaping the coverage of the event. Our aim is to take the coverage further and engage with viewers in new and exciting ways, to showcase a fantastic event which is back on the calendar.”

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