Added pressure: Golfer Nick Dougherty will be mic'd up during the British Masters

Sky Sports’ next move to enhance its golf coverage is a commentating player.

Added pressure: Golfer Nick Dougherty will be mic'd up during the British Masters

During the British Masters at Woburn this week, three-time European Tour winner Nick Dougherty will be fitted with a live player microphone.

As well as having his reactions to good and - perhaps more interestingly - bad shots constantly monitored, the Liverpool-born professional will speak directly to Sky Sports commentators at various points during play.

The move is one of a series of Sky Sports innovations as the network becomes the home of all four Majors in 2016.

Also debuting in this week’s coverage from Woburn will be new augmented reality graphics, to give viewers a picture of each shot from the player’s vantage point.

And ’Track Man’ technology will be used on the 15th hole and provides details of swing speed, ball launch trajectory and spin.

But live commentary from a participating player is a unique feature that promises some future entertainment if the right, or rather wrong, player is selected.

Tiger Woods is not thought to be a contender for participation in early experiments.

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