This seems pretty insignificant in the wake of today's announcement from Tiger Woods that he is to  retire from professional golf but Sky Sports have done a deal with Augusta National Club which will see GoPro camera technology used at the Masters for the first time.

Not normally one for the limelight, Rory McIlroy's caddie J.P. Fitzgerald was even more photographed than his boss yesterday, as he got accustomed to wearing a GoPro camera during a practice round at Augusta.  

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Fitzgerald will wear the GoPro Hero camera for the opening two rounds of this years event as part of a newly negotiated Sky Sports television deal with Augusta National Golf Club. Earlier this month Augusta chairman Billy Payne came out strongly in his opposition to drone cameras, which Sky initially proposed. The GoPro, thought by many to be a compromise between Sky and the organizers will  transmit live pictures to subscribers via the red button. As well as sharing feed from host broadcaster CBS, Sky will again have eight mobile on-course cameras, the Sky cart, and the successful Amen Corner Live.

The pair reported no issues with the new technology as they completed 15 holes today alongside Valero Texas Open winner Jimmy Walker.

"I think it's great to have new technology helping to grow our sport," said McIlroy after his practice round. "And if nothing else it'll help me mind my P's and Q's out there!"

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