USGA Gives Fans More Ways Than Ever to Follow Action from 79th U.S. Women’s Open

By Jonathan Coe, USGA

| May 30, 2024 | Liberty Corner, N.J.

USGA Gives Fans More Ways Than Ever to Follow Action from 79th U.S. Women’s Open

Fans will be able to follow the U.S. Women’s Open Championship Presented by Ally like never before thanks to a comprehensive suite of digital offerings that will immerse audiences in the action at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club from May 30-June 2. 
“We’re thrilled to provide fans with an exceptional level of access to this year’s championship through a number of innovative digital offerings that are sure to bring golf fans closer than ever before to the action at Lancaster,” said Jon Podany, USGA chief commercial officer. “We’re especially excited to announce expanded featured groups coverage showcasing two groups in the morning and afternoon waves Thursday through Sunday. These offerings provide fans across the world the opportunity to engage in the U.S. Women’s Open.”  
From May 30-June 2 fans can expect:  

USGA App Built by Deloitte  

The USGA App Built by Deloitte* is an all-in-one destination for fans that offers features and innovations to bolster wall-to-wall content for the U.S. Women’s Open and provide a more engaging digital landscape. 
New this year, the app will feature a leader board “Showcase Mode,” which is designed to innovate in the area that garners the most interaction and engagement. This mode will offer live streaming and immersive, vertical video storytelling. Fans will also be able to follow the championship leader board and individual player scorecards on their iOS phone’s lock screen via Live Activities.  

ShotCast Powered by Cisco

ShotCast powered by Cisco will allow fans to follow the U.S. Women's Open through a next-generation digital experience featuring every shot from every player – making it the only women’s golf event to feature such technology. The elevated digital experience, leveraging the PGA Tour’s ShotLink technology, will be available on both the app and on web and will include dynamic shot trails, radar data, 3D hole imagery, green views and video highlights, so fans can follow everything live or catch up on their favorite players after the round. From the first tee to the final putt, ShotCast Powered by Cisco is reimagining the ways fans experience championship season.  

USGA Fantasy Flip Presented by Ally 

New this year, this free-to-play fantasy game will offer fans the chance to be invested in the action. Fans will be able to build their own team by opening packs of player cards on the USGA app. Fans then will root for the players on their fantasy team and will score points according to their player’s outcome performance on the course. This game will be available during all eight broadcasted USGA championships, starting with the U.S. Women’s Open, and will offer fans the chance to win great prizes throughout the season, including two tickets to next year’s U.S. Women’s Open.  

Live Streaming Presented by American Express 

New this year, two featured groups will be showcased in each stream, providing more action and doubling the number of players available to follow. Up to 10 hours per day of featured groups coverage, including morning and afternoon waves, will be available for all four rounds of the championship on uswomensopen.com and on the USGA app for iOS and Android, all presented by American Express.  

Expanded NBC Broadcast Coverage 

NBC Sports will present exclusive coverage of the U.S. Women’s Open from Lancaster Country Club across NBC, USA Network and Peacock. NBC Sports’ presentation will include more than 26 hours of live broadcast coverage, including “Golden Hour” a Peacock exclusive. Golden Hour will be hosted by Mike Tirico and feature several Olympic themed guests during the 5-6 p.m. hour on Friday, May 31. NBC Sports will also complement U.S. Women’s Open coverage with expanded featured groups coverage on Thursday through Sunday, available on the USGA App, uswomensopen.com and Peacock. 

Golf Channel’s “Live From the U.S. Women’s Open”

> NBC Sports' Golf Channel will provide pre-championship coverage beginning Wednesday, May 29, with Golf Central’s Live From the U.S. Women’s Open” on Golf Channel and Peacock, surrounding the championship with more than 16 hours of live studio coverage.