"The world of sandtraps, water barriers, and greens seems a
distanct place from the dry, austere environment of IT. So why
would the PGA Tour have an interest in Linux?
"The quest began when the PGA Tour started producing Tourcast.
Tourcast is a graphical Flash application that shows, in real time,
the progress of a tournament on a Web browser. It displays the
locations of players, the location of the ball, obstacles, and
other tournament information. Tournament events show up on the web
audiences' browser between 8 and 18 seconds after they happen on
"The PGA needed ultra reliability, especially when covering a
live tournament with their Tourcast application. So, it should come
as no real surprise that they would run their web site and Tourcast
application on Linux systems..."