Augusta National embraces technology - to a limit
Don't look for massive videoboards or electronic scoreboards at the Masters. At least, not as long as Billy Payne is chairman.
The Masters is featured in EA Sports' latest edition of the popular ''Tiger Woods PGA Tour'' franchise. Upgrades to the club's website gives fans the feel of standing behind the ropes at Augusta National. But Payne said Wednesday there's a limit to how much technology the club will embrace.
''We already have cutting edge technology. But most of it's buried under ground,'' Payne said during his annual address, the day before the tournament starts.
Payne also says the field is close to reaching its limit, with 99 players this year. That's the most since 1966, and the club will review qualifying procedures after seeing how this year's tournament goes.