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  • LIVE NOW: poldimaier vs. fmagnets, 1:00 PM PDT

    21 Apr 2015

    Tune in to our Twitch.tv page TODAY, 4/21 at 1:00 PM PDT to watch the top two Tour Legends in the Jan-Mar Virtual Tour Quarterly Championship standings compete for a bonus 10,000 WGT Credit prize.

    After last month's Kiawah Championship tournament in the WGT Virtual Tour, top Tour Legends poldimaier (Germany) and fmagnets (UK) ranked #1 and #2 in the quarterly standings, earning spots in the first quarterly championship match of the year.

    Today, you can watch them compete in a LIVE match play game on the same course as the March Major, Kiawah, streaming on Twitch: www.twitch.tv/wgtgolf

    MATCH PREVIEW: poldimaier vs. fmagnets
    (4/21, 1:00 PM PDT / 4:00 PM EDT / 9:00 PM BST / 10:00 PM CEST) 

    poldimaier

    Level: 106

    Tier: Tour Legend

    Country Club: Aphrodite

    Notes:

    VS

    fmagnets

    Level: 117

    Tier: Tour Legend

    Country Club: Wooden Tee Country Club

    Notes:

    See past Twitch matches here and learn more about streaming WGT on Twitch, and how to stream your own WGT games on our FAQ.

  • Virtual Tour Quarterly Championship Match - Watch Tomorrow

    20 Apr 2015

    Tune in to our Twitch.tv page tomorrow, 4/21 at 1:00 PM PT to watch the top two Tour Legends in the Jan-Mar Virtual Tour Quarterly Championship standings compete for a bonus 10,000 WGT Credit prize.

    After last month's Kiawah Championship tournament in the WGT Virtual Tour, Tour Legends poldimaier (Germany) and fmagnets (UK) ranked #1 and #2 in the quarterly standings, earning spots in the first quarterly championship match of the year.

    Tomorrow, watch them compete in a LIVE match play game on the same course as the March Major, Kiawah, streaming LIVE on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/wgtgolf

    MATCH PREVIEW: poldimaier vs.  fmagnets
    (4/21, 1:00 PM PDT / 4:00 PM EDT / 9:00 PM BST / 10:00 PM CEST) 

    poldimaier

    Level: 106

    Tier: Tour Legend

    Country Club: Aphrodite

    Notes:

    VS

    fmagnets

    Level: 117

    Tier: Tour Legend

    Country Club: Wooden Tee Country Club

    Notes:

    See past Twitch matches here and learn more about streaming WGT on Twitch, and how to stream your own WGT games on our FAQ.

  • Play the Road to the PGA Championship on WGT

    16 Apr 2015

    We're kicking off a new tournament series, the Road to the PGA Championship, starting with the Flashback to Valhalla tournament going on now.

    Play this 9-shot closest-to-the-hole tournament on Valhalla, and the top 70 scores in each tier will split a 200,000 WGT Credit purse. Plus one lucky sweepstakes winner will win a $100 gift card for the PGA Shop at shop.pga.com.

    Play Free Now

    See rules for details and eligibility.

  • Slow Down Your WGT Swing Meter

    15 Apr 2015

    Slow down your WGT Swing Meter with the new Focus Boost, for those big shots you really need to make.

    Sometimes you really need to focus, so look for the new lightning bolt option above the swing meter to buy Focus Boosts in-game.

    Play WGT Now

    *New Focus Boosts currently available in practice games only.

  • Newest from TaylorMade on WGT

    14 Apr 2015

    Get the newest virtual clubs from TaylorMade on WGT, the R15 driver and 3 wood.

    The new R15 virtual driver gives you higher launch and lower spin off the tee, and WGT player BakerPaul909 calls it "A Bomber!" Unlocks at Level 40 and Level 90.

    Get the top performing R15 3 wood for more precision, forgiveness and a slower swing meter. It gets an all-caps "WOW" from WGT player MPhillips2003, unlocking at Level 41 and Level 84.

    See TaylorMade R15 Driver in WGT Pro Shop

     

     

    See TaylorMade R15 3 Wood in WGT Pro Shop

  • Free WGT Rentals During the Masters

    11 Apr 2015

    Get free virtual club rentals on WGT and WGT Golf Mobile this Saturday and Sunday during the Masters.

    While the pros compete at Augusta this weekend, log on to WGT and try the new TaylorMade R15s, Adams Tight Lies hybrids, Cleveland wedges, Nike Vapor irons or any others you've had your eye on -- all free!

    Rent Free Clubs

    Find the club you want in the Pro Shop, click the RENT or TRY ME button and it's yours free for 24 hours. You can rent and re-rent as many clubs as you want for free, Sat-Sun 4/11-4/12.

  • WGT Virtual Tour: New Quarterly Season Starts Now

    09 Apr 2015

    Play the new Apr-Jun Quarterly Season of the 2015 WGT Virtual Tour, starting with the Transamerica Challenge going on now.

    Compete on Bethpage Black and post your unlimited first round score by 4/25, then your single-play second round score 4/26-4/30. 

    The top 70 combined scores in each tier will split the total purse of 200,000 WGT Credits that count toward the current quarterly season standings.

    Play Transamerica Challenge

    Follow full WGT Virtual Tour coverage on Golf Channel, including online scores, virtual leaderboards, updates and even interviews with WGT players, just like the professional tours. See Golf Channel Coverage.

  • poldimaier Wins First Virtual Tour Major of 2015

    07 Apr 2015

    WGT Tour Legend poldimaier, who is also the reigning Virtual U.S. Open Champion (2014), wins the first Major of the 2015 WGT Virtual Tour in the March Kiawah Championship.

    Shooting 54, 53 and 56 for a combined score of 163, poldimaier claimed the top spot by 4 strokes in the first Major tournament of the year to close out the Jan-Mar Quarterly Season. Tied for second with combined scores of 167 were Tour Legends including FarFoo, fmagnets, Lizard69, derekortt, KyRock75, Saurabh08 and UBCLU546.

    This Major win also puts poldimaier at the top of the Jan-Mar Quarterly Season leaderboard, the first of four 3-month seasons in this year's WGT Virtual Tour. As one of the top two players on the leaderboard, he will be competing in our first Quarterly Championship match (streaming live on Twitch.tv) for an additional, winner-take-all 10,000 WGT Credit prize. Details and scheduling are still being finalized, so stay tuned for more information on when to watch -- coming soon!

    2015 Jan-Mar Season Leaderboard

    See full Jan-Mar Season Standings

     

    Kiawah Championship Winners

    See Full Kiawah Championship Leaderboards

     

    Virtual Tour April Tournament

    With the first quarterly season ending in March, we've started the new Apr-Jun Quarterly Season with this month's Transamerica Challenge tournament on Bethpage Black.

    Play the unlimited first round and post your score by 4/25, then post your single-play second round score 4/26-4/30.

    The top 70 scores in each tier will split a total purse of 200,000 WGT Credits, that count toward the Apr-Jun quarterly season standings. Be sure to play now to get on the leaderboard early!

    Play Transamerica Challenge

  • Play Chambers Bay - Back 9

    02 Apr 2015

    Get your first look at the back 9 holes of Chambers Bay, host of this year's U.S. Open, in the Virtual U.S. Open Back 9 Challenge.

    Chambers Bay is the host of the 2015 U.S. Open, and you can get an early look at the course in the Back 9 closest-to-the-hole tournament on WGT.

    Play Back 9 Challenge

    Post your best score in this unlimited play tournament for your chance to win a $500 USGAshop.com gift card. See rules for details and eligibility.

    You can also experience the front 9 holes of Chambers Bay by playing in the Virtual U.S. Open Front 9 Challenge tournament, also going on now!

  • New Equipment from TaylorMade and More Chambers Bay

    01 Apr 2015

    See what's new today on WGT, including some new virtual golf equipment and more of the new Chambers Bay course for you to explore...

     

    New TaylorMade R15 Driver and 3 Wood

    Get the newest virtual clubs on WGT, the new R15 driver and 3 wood.

    Get higher launch off the tee with the new R15 virtual driver, featuring the latest driver technology from TaylorMade, unlocking at Level 40 and Level 90.

    The top performing R15 virtual 3 wood gives you more precision, forgiveness and a slower swing meter, unlocking at Level 41 and Level 84.

     

    New Closest-to-the-Hole Course

    We’re continuing to roll out the newest WGT course, Chambers Bay, as part of the 2015 Virtual U.S. Open.

    Get your first look at the back 9 holes of the 2015 U.S. Open Championship host course in the Back 9 closest-to-the-hole challenge (full course coming to WGT in May).

     

    New Focus Boost

    Slow down your WGT Swing Meter for those big shots you really need to make, with new Focus Boosts you can buy in-game.

    Look for the new lightning bolt option above the swing meter, available in practice games only.

     

    Disable Swing Caddy

    Based on player feedback, you now have the option to turn off the WGT Swing Caddy in your Settings. This is great for top players, that prefer to select their clubs manually, based on each shot. 



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