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  • Get Golf Digest online magazine in Canada and win NIKE clubs

    13 Feb 2012

    WGT partner Golf Digest Canada has a special offer for WGT players in Canada...

    Golf Digest Canada has launched GDC Digital, a new online magazine for golf fans in Canada, including global golf news as well as articles about golf courses, golf equipment and golf tournaments in Canada.

    For WGT players only, Golf Digest Canada is waiving the first year subscription price for GDC Digital (a $24.95 value) and also including the free Golf Digest TIPS email newsletter. 

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  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: Mickelson beats Woods at Pebble Beach

    13 Feb 2012

    An exciting finish at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am this weekend. The two greatest golfers over the the past 20 years, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, were paired together in the final round at Pebble Beach, with Mickelson coming from behind to win the tournament.

    Mickelson started the day at -9 but had 1 eagle, 6 birdies and 0 bogeys for a 64 and the victory. Woods started at -11 but went in the opposite direction, shooting a 75 with 2 birdies and 5 bogeys. Mickelson excelled in all facets of the game (driving, chipping and putting) while Woods was mainly hurt by bad putting, missing 5 putts within 5 feet, and ultimately finishing in 15th place.

    Mickelson and Woods have been paired together in the final round 5 times in the past 5 years, with Mickelson beating Woods every time. However, their liftime head-to-head record is an even 13-13 with 4 ties. This is Mickelson's first win of 2012, with 40 career victories (and 4 majors) on the PGA Tour, moving him to #9 all-time. Note that Woods is #3 all-time with 71 victories (and 14 majors), making them the only active players in the Top 10 for Career Victories.

    Third-round leader Charlie Wi, started off with a double-bogey and struggled with a 72, but finished his round with three straight birdies to recover for second place, which is his fifth second place finish with no wins on the PGA Tour. Wi had a 3 shot lead after the third round, but joins Kyle Stanley and Spencer Levin as other players this year who have lost a big lead on Sunday.

    In the amateur competition, it was a tie between Gregg Ontiveros (paired with pro Brian Harman) and JP McManus (paired with Padraig Harrington). New England Patriot coach Bill Belichick (paired with Ricky Barnes) finished 3rd, comedian Ray Romano (paired with Steven Bowditch) finished 5th, Barclay's CEO Skip McGee (paired with Phil Mickelson) finished 6th, and Dallas Cowboy quarterback Tony Romo (paired with Tiger Woods) in 17th.

    Full PGA Tour Leaderboard

     

     

  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: Wi Leads AT&T Pro-Am by Three; Woods Only Six Behind

    10 Feb 2012

    Challenging weather conditions today of wind and rain effected player performance during the 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament, yet South Korean Charlie Wi still leads the group by 3 shots. In fact, Wi was the only leader to shoot under-par today, following his 61 at Monterey Peninsula Country Club (MPCC) with a 3-under 69 at Pebble Beach.

    Vijay Singh vaulted into a tie for third place with his second straight 4-under 68, and he will play the MPCC golf course on Saturday.

    Despite the weather, Phil Mickelson tied for the best golf round of the day, hitting a 5-under 65 at MPCC to reach 7-under and a share of eighth. He will join the celebrity field at Pebble Beach on Saturday.

    Tiger Woods appeared to hurt himself on the eighth hole at MPCC. It turned out to be just a "stinger" and the pain did not last long, nor did it affect the rest of the round. Woods is tied for 17th at 6-under after shooting his second straight 68, this time at MPCC. He will play Pebble Beach, where he has a career scoring average of 68.6 in nine previous rounds at this event.

    Defending champ D.A. Points matched Mickelson's 5-under 65 at MPCC to reach 5-under for the tournament.

    Visit WGT for daily updates on the AT&T Pro-Am tournament.

  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: Lee, Wi and Johnson Take the Lead at Pebble Beach

    09 Feb 2012

    New Zealander Danny Lee, South Korean Charlie Wi, and Dustin Johnson tied at nine-under for the early lead in the first round of the 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament today, as Tiger Woods made a solid start. Lee had two eagles and a flawless nine-under-par 63 at Pebble Beach Golf Links while Wi opened with a nine-under 61 at Monterey Peninsula.

    American Ken Duke covered the back nine in a record eight-under 28 at Pebble Beach to complete a 64. Duke and American Brian Harman are right behind Lee, Wi and Johnson on the leaderboard.

    Tiger Woods, making his first appearance on the U.S. circuit this year, finished with four under today.

    Other notable scores today include Vijay Singh (-4), Jim Furyk (-3), Padraig Harrington (-2), Martin Laird (-2), Ian Poulter (-1) and Mike Weir (E). 

    Visit WGT for daily updates on the AT&T Pro-Am tournament.

    Full Leaderboard for AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

    TV Schedule for AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

     

  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am 2012 Preview

    08 Feb 2012

    The 2012 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am has been an institution on the Central Coast since Bing Crosby launched the event in 1937, and is played on Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill and Monterey Peninsula Country Club. 

    The first round of the AT&T Pro-Am starts on Thursday, February 9, at 8:00am PT, although events leading up to the first round are already under way. Practice rounds continue through the week and the charity golf 2012 3M Celebrity Challenge took place earlier today. Celebrity golf players participating in the 3M Celebrity Challenge include returning champion Bill Murray, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, actors Don Cheadle, Andy Garcia, George Lopez, Ray Romano and Josh Duhamel and musicians Huey Lewis, Kenny G and Michael Bolton.

    Tomorrow, 2011 AT&T Pro-Am champion D.A. Points will return to defend his crown (Points partnered with Murray for the tournament in 2011). Also participating is Tiger Woods, who is returning to Pebble Beach for the first time since he won the AT&T Pro-Am in 2000. Returning champions Dustin Johnson (back-to-back wins in 2009 and 2010), Davis Love III, and Phil Mickelson will also participate in this year's tournament.

    PGATour.com experts weigh in on their top picks for this year's AT&T Pro-Am with Woods, Mickelson, Johnson, John Huh, and Rickie Fowler leading the pack. To see all the expert picks, visit: http://www.pgatour.com/2012/tournaments/r005/02/07/picks.attpebblebeach/index.html

    Stay tuned for more updates from the AT&T Pro-Am here at WGT!

     

  • Get Valentine's Day Gifts and Free WGT Credits

    06 Feb 2012

    Check-out the special holiday offers on flowers, treats and jewelry just in time for Valentine's Day. Buy your gifts online thru WGT and get yourself free WGT Credits.

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    As a reminder, use your free WGT Credits to upgrade your clubs, helping to improve your scores, win more matches and have more fun!

     

  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: Super Kyle Stanley

    05 Feb 2012

    Kyle Stanley delivered a truly super performance on Super Bowl Sunday...from tears of pain last week to tears of joy this week!

    Last week, Stanley blew a 7-shot lead with an 8 on the last hole to lose to Brandt Snedeker in a playoff. But this week, Stanley started the day 8 shots behind Spencer Levin, but was able to take the lead on the 13th hole and hung on, shooting a 65 for -16 and and the victory.

    The fans at the Waste Management Phoenix Open went crazy, with a total record audience of 518,000 fans.

    Also in contention was Ben Crane, who continues to play well this year, shooting 66 for second place at -14. Third-round leader Spencer Levin struggled, shooting 75 for third place at -13.

    Stanley pulls off one of the best week-over-week comebacks in PGA History. WGT GOLF reported that Stanley might pull off a "Rory" (see original post) from the 2011 Masters-U.S. Open, but it was a real long shot and Stanley delivered.

    Follow Kyle Stanley on Twitter to see what he posts about his first victory

    Phoenix Open PGA Tour Leaderboard

     

  • Watch Super Bowl Ads for free WGT Credits

    03 Feb 2012

    Some of the new Super Bowl ads are already available on World Golf Tour, including...

    • Acura NSX ad with Jerry Seinfield 
    • Hasbro Family Game Night ad
    • Honda CR-V ad with Ferris Bueller

    If you watch these ads on WGT, you earn free WGT Credits. Note, be sure to click on the Gray Box at the bottom of the page to see all the Super Bowl ads.

    Watch Super Bowl Ads

    There are many ways to earn free WGT Credits...by watching videos, taking surveys and shopping on hundreds of websites...including lots of Valentine's Day special offers for flowers, jewelry and holiday gifts. 

    Use your WGT Credits to upgrade your virtual golf equipment, play against other WGT players for credits in matchplay or Skins challenges, or compete in WGT golf tournaments for credits and prizes.

     

  • Free Callaway Balls for Big Game Weekend

    03 Feb 2012

    To celebrate the Big Game this weekend, you can get 3 free Callaway virtual golf balls when you purchase $10 or more WGT Credits.

    Get more distance and control on all your WGT shots with these very popular Callaway virtual golf balls, which are normally not unlocked until Level 39, but are yours free with this offer.

    Buy Credits and Get Free Callaway Balls

    The Callaway's Tour i(z) Vapor Balls represent the perfect combination of Tour player feedback and R&D excellence--delivering the longest Tour virtual golf ball with penetrating ball flight—plus Vapor Trails to trace your ball thru the air.

     

    *Unlimited offer available to WGT players buying $10 or more WGT Credits 2/3/12-2/5/12. Hack-Master players receive 3 Callaway Tour i(z) Vapor Ball (L39+) virtual golf balls. Tour Master-Legend players receive 3 free Callaway Tour i(z) Vapor Ball (L55+/Legend+) virtual golf balls.

  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: Brady vs. Manning on the Golf Course

    03 Feb 2012

    Everyone in the USA knows that the NFL Super Bowl is this Sunday, where over 100 million fans will watch the New York Giants play the New England Patriots, in a rematch of the 2008 Super Bowl that the Giants won in the closing seconds.

    More importantly...which team's quarterback is the better golfer?

    Tom Brady and Eli manning are among the best golfers from the NFL, including other top quarterbacks like Tony Romo, Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Bees, Sam Bradford and even Eli's brother Peyton.

    So, let's compare their golf games...

    1. Golf Digest Top Athlete Golf Rankings

    • Brady #83
    • Manning #98
    • Brady wins

    2. Golf Handicap Estimates

    • Brady 4-8 handicap
    • Manning 7-10 handicap
    • Brady wins

    3. Charity Golf 

    4. PGA Tournaments

    • Brady has several appearances at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
    • Manning has no major PGA Tour appearances
    • Brady wins

    5. TV Golf

    So, it's close, but a 3-2 win for Tom Brady. Therefore, the WGT GOLF Super Bowl Prediction is: New England Patriots 41 - New York Giants 30

     



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