The U.S. Open teed off yesterday, and is the second major golf tournament of the year, following the Masters. Just like The Masters, there is a free U.S. Open app that lets you watch the tournament live on your iPhone/iPod Touch. The 2011 U.S. Open is being played at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, and The U.S. Open moves to different courses across the country each year.
With the U.S. Open Golf Championship app you can watch live video of the Marquee group, which is the group of the leaders entering the round. There is also on demand highlights, and all of the video is tied to the feed from ESPN. You can also listen to the tournament via the built in radio channel, and you can follow the live leaderboard. If that wasn’t enough, you can also find out more information on every single hole in the course. There are flyover videos of each hole, but each time I tired to access one, the app crashed.
The app also presents news, photos, player bios and tracking to round out an exhaustive list of features to cover everything about the 2011 U.S. Open. The app offers an easy to use interface to navigate through all of the information. The video looks great, and works over 3G as well as WiFi. If you’re a golf fan, this app is the best way to follow the U.S. Open on the go.