Microphone experiment meets technical difficulties

Published Jan. 7, 2011 5:28 p.m. ET

Television viewers will be able to watch Jonathan Byrd play, but not listen to him at Kapalua.

Byrd agreed to become the first PGA Tour player to wear a microphone Friday during the second round of the Tournament of Champions, but technical problems scrapped those plans.

The PGA Tour has allowed Golf Channel to use microphones on players this year, provided the player goes along with it. The agreement also stipulates that it be either Thursday or Friday, but not during the weekend.