Sounds like the cutting edge of cool. What it trans- lates to in practice is... an official site much like any other for a major sporting event. Admittedly, you can chose whether to go for an American or European perspective from the front page, but that's not a major technological innovation.
There's nothing wrong with the site. IBM is good at what it does. It will provide real-time scores online from Brookline and also promises a downloadable scoreboard, complete with links to player profiles, with which you can follow every golfer wherever he is on the course.
There will be RealAudio and Video streamed interviews, but not of play. The closest to live broadcast will be the Webcam grabbing images from the live TV feed over the final holes. The traditional package is completed with news and features, online shopping and the facility to send electronic postcards to either teams or individuals.
Golfing sites with a wider focus, such as the well-established United States-centred GolfWeb, will also be providing online Ryder Cup coverage. It also has online video archives of current and recent PGA tournaments. You will need RealVideo-capable software, such as RealPlayer, G2 or the latest Windows Media Player to watch the clips.
Official 1999 Ryder Cup Site: http://www.rydercup.com/
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