For this year’s tournament, the Masters partnered with IBM to use artificial intelligence (AI) commentary as a feature for the Masters app.
The Masters are once again being broadcast by legendary CBS Sports play-by-play voice Jim Nantz. Retired golfer Trevor Immelman, the winner of the 2008 Masters tournament, is serving as the lead golf analyst for the event.
Here are a couple of clips of the AI commentary being used for the Masters app.
As you could have guessed, social media had plenty of hilarious reactions to this whole new AI commentary thing for the world’s biggest golf tournament. Here are some of the best ones we came across.
After day one, Brooks Koepka (now part of LIV Golf), 25-year-old Viktor Hovland and former No. 1 ranked Jon Rahm are tied for the lead at -7. Cameron Young and Jason Day are tied for second place at five under.
Xander Schauffele, Shane Lowry, Scottie Scheffler (the reigning Masters champion), Sam Bennett, Sam Burns, Gary Woodland ad Adam Scott are all tied for third at four under.
Scheffler is trying to become the first back-to-back Masters champion since Tiger Woods, who won consecutive titles in 2001 and 2002. Only Nick Faldo (1989 and 1990) and Jack Nicklaus (1965 and ’66) have also won back-to-back Masters tournaments.
The Masters is one of the four major tournaments on the PGA, the others being the PGA Championship, The U.S. Open and The Open Championship (often referred to as “The British Open).
After Friday, only the top 50 players (and ties) will make the cut to play over the weekend.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.