IBM and the PGA TOUR Link Fans to the 1998 Presidents Cup Down Under

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ARMONK, NY - 09 Dec 1998: . . . links fans to real-time scores, news and views.

Want to see the Shark wrestle with Tiger but can't make it down under to the 1998 Presidents Cup?

Keep in touch with the latest tournament scores and team standings via the official PGA TOUR Presidents Cup Web site at Featuring some of the latest Internet technology, the PGA TOUR Web site's real-time scoring gives golf enthusiasts from around the world unable to make the trip Down Under a chance to follow the Presidents Cup action at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Australia.

At the completion of each hole scores are updated by an official scorer who enters the results into a hand-held device which transmits the results to an IBM PC server. Hole-by-hole results are updated in real-time across the network and distributed to broadcasters, scoreboards, on site IBM information kiosks and to sports fans worldwide via the official PGA TOUR Web site.

Other information available on the official PGA TOUR Presidents Cup Web site at includes: team lists and selection criteria; history of Royal Melbourne Golf Club; information about the city of Melbourne, Australia its events and attractions; history of the Presidents Cup; event overview and past results; tournament schedules and ticket information are also available on the site.

IBM has been a leader in the Internet since this technology began and is dedicated to helping customers and developers leverage the value of the Internet and e-business. The PGA TOUR site was designed, created and is powered by IBM.

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As the Worldwide Information Technology Partner of the PGA TOUR and the 1998 Presidents Cup, IBM provides the equipment and services to help the PGA TOUR plan, run and manage TOUR events.

-- The IBM Scoring System on-site at TOUR events;

-- Technology support for the TOUR's various business areas, including television broadcasts, PGA TOUR Productions and the IBM Scoring Systems;

-- Redesign, development and hosting the TOUR's web site ( and other interactive business opportunities, including electronic commerce, digital video products and other new media applications;

-- IBM is a trademark or registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

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