Golf’s future isn’t just in the hands of Tour newbies like Joaquin Niemann, Sam Burns and Cameron Champ. This season —and for seasons to come — the sport is going to look, feel and play different. Here are our picks for the best and brightest players, personalities and technology to look forward to in 2019 and beyond.
Want to see Tiger shape shots in person without losing the convenient features that enhance a TV broadcast? Head to TPC Sawgrass in March. The PGA Tour will roll out Toptracer technology at The Players, giving on-site fans (for the first time) a chance to watch on giant video boards as the best players in the world carve their golf balls on the practice range.
The Tour also plans to expand its Back Nine Brews beer garden concept to more events in 2019 and, if you’re willing to pony up at the Northern Trust event this year at Liberty National, it will welcome you at The Liberty Club, a high-end viewing experience with all the bells and whistles.