The Ryder Cup tournament has kicked off today, with the best golfers from Europe and the USA facing off at Medinah.
If you’re a fan of the Ryder Cup and you use an iPad you’re going to want to grab the 2012 Ryder Cup app. It’s free and it offers live video of the tournament and plenty more nice features. Here are some of its notable features:
- Live video and radio coverage of the event
- Hole-by-hole match updates
- Teams, Players and Bios
- Course Tour with Photos and Fly Overs
- Real-time commentary from players, analysts and PGA editorial staff
- Facebook and Twitter Fan Chat
- Customizable Push Alerts
I’ve been watching live for most of the morning with this app, as I love watching the Ryder Cup. It’s a very simple and pleasant interface to use, with single tap links for popovers with current scores, team and player details, social sharing, and more. It has AirPlay support so you can also watch on an HDTV via Apple TV.
I’ve got one quick tip for when you’re watching the live video in the app:
If you’ve got the Live Video on and you switch away from the app (to check email perhaps) you may find that when you go back to it, you get only audio. Tap on the blue Done button at the top left of the video window, and then tap right away to go back into Live Video. This has worked for me consistently this morning.
Here’s an App Store link for 2012 Ryder Cup; it’s a free app and a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.