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Fans can now watch the most famous golf hole live in VR

The famed 17th hole during the upcoming Players Championship will also be shown in 360-degree video.


The 17th hole at the Sawgrass golf course in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.


We can now look at how many times golfer Jordan Spieth will try landing his ball on the iconic "Island Green" in virtual reality.

Fans will be able to watch The Players Championship in VR as opening play tees up on May 11 using Intel's True VR technology.

Golfing's best already face pressure on the 17th hole during the TPC at the Sawgrass golf course, and now three VR cameras are being added to one of the most famous (and challenging) holes in golf. The 17th hole is on a small isle and, well, balls have a tendency of landing and occasionally bouncing in the water.

"This is going to give fans a totally new experience," Intel Sports Group managing director David Aufhauser told me during a brief call Monday.

You can watch the action on Samsung Gear VR headsets through the PGA TOUR VR Live app. For those without a VR headset, there will be a 360-degree video stream on Twitter and Periscope as part of the social network's ongoing PGA Tour coverage.

It will be the first time Twitter, which announced a slew of new livestreaming deals on Monday, is showing live 360 video during a major sporting event.

Maybe fans will get to see a (rare) hole-in-one on the 17th, similar to what Will Wilcox did last year.