For over 80 years, the first week of April means watching can’t-miss play for any golf enthusiast. Since 1940, the sport’s greatest moments have occurred over four days at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.
And with the first two rounds taking place during the day on Thursday and Friday, what do golf fans do? Well, a recent survey reveals that thanks to the top-notch free Masters App, people watch these early rounds while at work.
Masters Mania Takes Over
The Masters app lets people watch this pinnacle, once a year play, no matter where they are. No need to take off work when golf fans have the live play right at their fingertips, either on their phone or a computer.
Pickswise asked 2,051 self-described U.S. golf fans who work outside the home how they plan to watch the tournament during work hours. Those polled shared:
- 56% plan on watching while working, even though they all work outside of their home (none of those surveyed are remote workers)
- 82% will do so even though they believe it violates their company policy
Not All Those Who Plan to Watch are In an Office
While you might think that those surveyed can watch golf because they are in an office and, therefore, it’s easy to do so, not everyone who says they plan on keeping an eye on Augusta has a desk job.
- Only 68% of those surveys said that they work in an office setting
- 15% are in the service industry
- 10% are laborers
- 5% transportation workers
- 2% have some other kind of position
Are They All Sneaking on Their Smartphones?
Smartphones make it easy to do almost anything from anywhere. Add into the mix Masters’ world-class, high-quality app, and fans no longer have to be in their living room to catch their favorite golf players. Interestingly, 61% will indeed be watching on their phone, but not all those who plan on watching.
- 17% plan to watch on their work computer
- 14% will do so on a personal computer
- 9% on a shared TV or shared computer
Aren’t People Afraid of Their Boss Catching Them?
With only 7% of those surveyed ever reprimanded previously for watching sports at work, they will take their chances to watch the biggest golf play of the year. And for golf fans, they are saving their sneaks for this once-a-year play. Of those polled, 73% said they do not watch other major or big tournaments at work.
For those who aren’t planning on watching at work, why not?
- 21% said they are too busy at work to watch
- 15% said against company policy
- 4% said that although they are golf fans, they’re not interested in watching the Masters.
- Of those not watching, 86% really wish they could
And, They Will Keep Watching During the Weekend
With the final two days of play and another green jacket owner crowned on Sunday, it is not a surprise that 93% of those polled said they will also watch The Master when not at work.
Will you be watching?