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  • Special $50 Holiday Ready-Go for Top Players

    19 Dec 2011

    Just for the holidays, WGT has launched a special high-stakes Ready-Go online golf tournament on Bethpage Black. 

    This limited-time high-stakes tournament has a $50 entry fee with the lowest score earning 6X credits and the top 30 of 50 finishers all getting paid.

    To play in the current tournament, just find the "Bethpage Black Full 18 Ready-Go" with the 5,000 credit entry fee in the Ready-Go tournament menu.

    We'll run as many of these limited-time high-stakes Ready-Go's as we can thru December 31. Good luck!

     

  • Special Offer on new NIKE virtual golf balls

    15 Dec 2011

     

    Starting today through Sunday, December 18, you can get 3 free NIKE virtual golf balls when you purchase $20 or more WGT Credits. 

    Buy WGT Credits and get NIKE Balls

    These new top-performing NIKE virtual golf balls are only available to WGT players at higher levels, but are yours free with this special offer.

    The NIKE 20XI golf balls feature a revolutionary RZN core that delivers more distance, as well as spin and control, and a slower swing meter on WGT...making it easier to hit perfect shots on virtual clubs with faster swing meters.

     

    * Unlimited offer available to WGT players who buy $20 or more WGT Credits, to get 3 free NIKE 20XI-X virtual golf balls, now thru 12/18/11.

     

     

  • New NIKE golf balls and more for the holidays

    14 Dec 2011

    Check out all the improvements to World Golf Tour, including new NIKE golf balls, new Best-Of Water golf course and new Level-Up Boosts, as well as improvements to Skins Games, Free Surveys and Greens Fees. And don't miss the special offers this month on free balls and a special high-stakes Holiday Ready-Go golf tournament for top players.


    New NIKE Balls



    WGT has partnered with NIKE Golf! The latest technology from NIKE is now available on WGT.

    The new NIKE 20XI ball is the new top-performing virtual ball on WGT with more distance, more control...and the famous NIKE swoosh!

    The new NIKE balls unlock at Levels 47 and 48, and then at Levels 70 and 71 for the very best players.


    WGT Special Offers



    Don’t miss special offers for WGT players in December...

    • Get 3 free NIKE balls when you buy $20 or more WGT Credits 12/15-12/18 and buy as many times as you want to stock-up regardless of your WGT level.
    • Get 1 free WGT Holiday ball when you login and play WGT on Christmas Eve (12/24) or Christmas Day (12/25) for more distance and control in fun holiday colors.
    • Compete with top players in the special Holiday High-Stakes Ready-Go Tournaments with a $50 entry fee, now thru 12/31.


    New Level-Up Boosts



    You can now jump to the next WGT Level to unlock new equipment in the Pro Shop.  New WGT Level-Up Boosts cost from 100 to 300 credits depending on your Level. 

    Unlike XP Boosts which help you gain extra XP as you play WGT, the new Level-Up Boosts immediately take you to the next level, all the way up to Level 60.

    Makes a great gift too!

     

    New Best-Of Water Course



    Announcing the third new "Best Of" golf course, as voted on by WGT players.

    Best Of Water is a free closest-to-the-hole challenge that features 9 of the best water shots from different golf courses, including Wolf Creek, Harbour Town, Edgewood, Celtic Manor and Bali Hai.  It is also available for Blitz games.

    Other WGT Best-Of courses include Best-Of Challenge (9 famous shots) and Best-Of Strokeplay (18 top holes).


    Improved Skins Game


    The new "Skins" multi-player game now has a Pick-Up Ball option to help speed up Skins games.

    You can play Skins for fun or credits, with features like carry-overs and two-tie-all-tie, that add to the suspense of Skins games.


    Reduced Cabo Del Sol Greens Fees



    WGT has reduced Greens Fees on the Cabo del Sol golf course from TruGolf.

    The new Greens Fees are 60 credits for 18 holes, 40 credits for 9 holes, and 0 credits for the closest-to-the-hole challenge.

    Enjoy the ocean views and birdie opportunities at this Nicklaus-designed resort course in Mexico.


    Improved WGT Surveys

    It's even easier to earn free WGT Credits with new types of online surveys, many of which are easier to qualify for. See the new surveys in the Take Surveys tab.

    Use your free WGT Credits to upgrade your equipment, enter tournaments, and for match play and skins challenges.

  • Last Chance to win Pebble Beach golf trip

    13 Dec 2011

    Play this month for a random chance to win a dream golf trip for 2 to Pebble Beach, including three nights at the Spanish Bay Inn, and rounds of golf at Pebble Beach and Spanish Bay Links, valued at over $3,500. See tournament rules for details and eligibility.

    WGT sponsor Cadillac has teamed up with the National Kidney Foundation charity to run the NKF Cadillac Golf Classic tournament on World Golf Tour. It's 500 WGT Credits to enter and proceeds go to the National Kidney Foundation charity, benefiting research and treatment of kidney disease.

    One lucky player will be randomly selected to win the grand prize. Note, this is not a skill-based leaderboard tournament, all you need to do is enter and post your round for a chance to win. The tournament is a 9-hole closest-to-the-hole challenge on Celtic Manor, site of the 2010 Ryder Cup.

     

  • WGT Fall Tour Winners Announced

    08 Dec 2011

     

    The WGT Fall Tour golf tournament has ended for November, and the winners have been announced!

    Thousands of online golfers competed in the November Qualifier played on Oakmont, and the top 100 players (plus ties) qualified for the November Championship played on St Andrews and Royal St George's this week, with the Top 10 combined scores earning $100 Amazon Gift Cards.

    Every month, WGT also selects random players in the Fall Tour (regardless of their scores) to win free virtual golf equipment from the Pro Shop. In the November Qualifier, the following WGT Players won the TaylorMade Ghost Spider Putter (L92+), which is the top-performing putter on WGT. Congratulations to...

    • SIYAL – Pro
    • jburtonw10 – Tour Pro
    • chisar43 – Master 
    • simmons0442 – Tour Master
    • pompanike – Legend

    For your chance to win, be sure to play in the December Qualifier anytime this month. Good luck!

     

     

  • Holiday Golf Gifts for WGT Friends

    07 Dec 2011

    Don't forget your WGT friends this holiday season!

    It's easy to gift virtual golf items in the WGT Pro Shop to your friends, including golf balls, wedges, putters, drivers, XP boosts or avatars. Perhaps a Putter Pal for your WGT friends who need a little extra help on the golf course greens. After sending gifts, challenge your friends to a virtual strokeplay golf game on Congressional Country Club!

    How to Gift on WGT
    1. Select an item in the WGT Pro Shop
    2. Click the GIVE AS GIFT button
    3. Enter the player's WGT username, or email address if they're not on WGT yet

    Start the season off right by gifting your friends on WGT!

     

  • New Skins Golf Game

    30 Nov 2011

    There's a new online golf game on World Golf Tour called Skins that you have to try!

    Skins is a new multiplayer golf game format. Each hole is worth a Skin and tied Skins carry-over to the next hole, adding to the suspense! You can play Skins on any WGT strokeplay golf course with 2-4 players, and either for fun or for WGT credits in Skins Challenge games.

    Fun Facts About Skins

    • Carry-Overs – Skins carry-over to the next hole when there’s a tie, so some holes are frequently worth several Skins
    • Two-Tie-All-Tie – Skins can be played with 2-4 players, and if 2 players tie then the Skins carry-over to the next hole for all players
    • Challenges – Skins can be played for WGT Credits, so 100 credits ($1) per Skin for 4 players would be a total pot of 7,200 credits ($72) contested over 18 holes

    To join a Skins game on wGT, just choose “Skins Game” in the main menu, and either “Practice” for fun or “Challenge” for credits, then either “Invite Players” you know, or “Join A Game” with other players. For Skins Challenges, you’ll be able to agree to the amount of credits per Skin.

    Play the new Skins golf game with friends on WGT today!

     

  • Free Golf Club Rentals this Holiday Weekend

    22 Nov 2011

     

    This weekend is the big Black Friday and Cyber Monday holiday shopping weekend. To celebrate, WGT is offering FREE virtual club rentals starting Black Friday 11/25 thru Cyber Monday 11/28. 

    That's right, WGT players will be able to rent any virtual golf club in the WGT Pro Shop for free. As long as the golf club is unlocked for your level or tier, you can rent it for free for 24 hours and play in any WGT game or tournament. 

    As many of you know, upgraded virtual golf clubs give you extra distance, spin and control, helping you improve your scores, win more matches, and have more fun! 

    This is a great time to try out that new club you've been considering. Check-out the top-selling clubs from Cleveland, Ping and TaylorMade. Some player favorites include the Cleveland Black Pearl wedges, the Ping Raptures, and the TaylorMade R11 all-white woods, irons and Ghost Spider putter.

    Remember, free golf club rentals start on Friday 11/25 thru Monday 11/28 (US pacific time), so make your plans to play WGT over the long weekend!

     

  • President Cup Match Results and Player Records

    20 Nov 2011

    It was a great weekend for the game of golf, as 24 of the world's best golfers competed in the 2012 President's Cup at Royal Melbourne Country Club in Australia.

    The International team rallied from behind in the morning matches on Sunday, but ultimately the United States team prevailed, as wins by Furyk, Toms, Woods and Stricker in the final 4 afternoon matches sealed the victory 19 to 15 for the United States to win the 2012 President's Cup.

    Jim Furyk, coming off a down year, was the only player to go 5-0, accomplished by only 3 other players in history (Maruyama, O'Meara and Woods). The other big winner was Australia, as despite the loss for the Australian players Allenby, Baddeley, Day, Ogilvy and Scott, the tournament highlighted a world-class golf course and the spirited Australian golf fans.

    Below are the full match results and player records...

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    FINAL RESULT - UNITED STATES 19, INTERNATIONAL 15

    SUNDAY SINGLES - United States 6, International 6

    K.T. Kim, International, def. Webb Simpson, United States, 1 up.

    Charl Schwartzel, International, def. Dustin Johnson, United States, 2 and 1.

    Ryo Ishikawa, International, def. Bubba Watson, United States, 3 and 2.

    Geoff Ogilvy, International, def. Bill Haas, United States, 2 up.

    Hunter Mahan, United States, def. Jason Day, International, 5 and 3.

    Nick Watney, United States, def. K.J. Choi, International, 3 and 2.

    Adam Scott, International, def. Phil Mickelson, United States, 2 and 1.

    Retief Goosen, International, def. Matt Kuchar, United States, 1 up.

    Jim Furyk, United States, def.. Ernie Els, International, 4 and 3

    David Toms, United States, def. Robert Allenby, International, 7 and 5.

    Tiger Woods, United States, def. Aaron Baddeley, International, 4 and 3.

    Steve Stricker, United States, def. Y.E. Yang, International, 2 and 1.


    SATURDAY FOURBALL - International 3, United States 2

    Retief Goosen and Charl Schwartzel, International, def. Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, United States, 2 and 1.

    K.T. Kim and Y.E. Yang, International, def. Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods, United States, 1 up.

    Geoff Ogilvy and K.J. Choi, International, def. Steve Stricker and Matt Kuchar, United States, 1 up.

    Bill Haas and Hunter Mahan, United States, def. Aaron Baddeley and Jason Day, International, 2 and 1.

    Jim Furyk and Nick Watney, United States, def. Adam Scott and Ernie Els, International, 1 up.


    SATURDAY FOURSOMES - United States 4, International 1

    Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, United States, def. Robert Allenby and Geoff Ogilvy, International, 3 and 2.

    Ernie Els and Ryo Ishikawa, International, def. Bill Haas and Matt Kuchar, United States, 1 up.

    Hunter Mahan and David Toms, United States, def. Retief Goosen and Charl Schwartzel, International, 5 and 4.

    Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods, United States, def. Adam Scott and K.J. Choi, International, 3 and 2.

    Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk, United States, def. Aaron Baddeley and Jason Day, International, 2 and 1.


    FRIDAY FOURBALL - United States 3, International 3

    Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, United States, def. Ernie Els and Ryo Ishikawa, International, 3 and 1.

    Aaron Baddeley and Jason Day, International, def. Dustin Johnson and Tiger Woods, United States, 1 up.

    Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk, United States, def. Adam Scott and K.T. Kim, International, 2 and 1.

    Geoff Ogilvy and K.J. Choi, International, def. Bill Haas and Nick Watney, United States, 1 up.

    Matt Kuchar and Steve Stricker, United States, def. Y.E. Yang and Robert Allenby, International, 4 and 3.

    Retief Goosen and Charl Schwartzel, International, def. Hunter Mahan and David Toms, United States, 2 and 1.


    THURSDAY FOURSOMES - United States 4, International 2

    Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson, United States, def. Ernie Els and Ryo Ishikawa, International, 4 and 2.

    Adam Scott and K.J. Choi, International, def. Tiger Woods and Steve Stricker, United States, 7 and 6.

    Hunter Mahan and David Toms, United States, def. K.T. Kim and Y.E. Yang, International, 6 and 5.

    Phil Mickelson and Jim Furyk, United States, def. Retief Goosen and Robert Allenby, International, 4 and 3.

    Bill Haas and Nick Watney, United States, and Geoff Ogilvy and Charl Schwartzel, International, halved.

    Dustin Johnson and Matt Kuchar, United States, and Aaron Baddeley and Jason Day, International, halved.

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    UNITED STATES TEAM

    Player / Points / Record

    Jim Furyk 5 5-0-0
    Hunter Mahan 4 4-1-0 
    Phil Mickelson 3 3-1-0 
    David Toms 3 3-1-0
    Webb Simpson 3 3-2-0 
    Bubba Watson 3 3-2-0
    Nick Watney 2 1/2 2-1-1
    Steve Stricker 2 2-2-0 
    Tiger Woods 2 2-3-0 
    Bill Haas 1 1/2 1-3-1 
    Dustin Johnson 1 1/2 1-3-1 
    Matt Kuchar 1 1/2 1-3-1 
     

    INTERNATIONAL TEAM

    Player / Points / Record

    Geoff Ogilvy 3 1/2 3-1-1 
    Charl Schwartzel 3 1/2 3-1-1
    K.J. Choi 3 3-2-0
    Retief Goosen 3 3-2-0
    Ryo Ishikawa 2 2-2-0 
    K.T. Kim 2 2-2-0 
    Adam Scott 2 2-3-0 
    Aaron Baddeley 1 1/2 1-2-1 
    Jason Day 1 1/2 1-3-1 
    Ernie Els 1 1-4-0 
    Y.E. Yang 1 1-3-0 
    Robert Allenby 0 0-4-0 

  • Day 3 Update from President’s Cup

    18 Nov 2011

     

    The 2012 President's Cup has proven to be an exciting tournament so far, on a beautiful and very challenging course!

     

    Held at The Royal Melbourne Golf Course in Australia, 12 of the finest golfers from the USA and 12 of the top international golfers outside of Europe have competed for the past three days in heated matches.

     

    After the Day 3 morning Foursomes, the USA leads the tournament with 11 points over the International team's 6 points. The Day 3 afternoon Four-Ball matches start next, and then the final 12 Singles matches on Day 4. The USA has built a sizable lead so the Internationals will need a big rally.

     

    Bubba Watson and Webb Simpson are the stand-out stars from the USA team with a 3-0 record, defeating Ernie Els and Ryo Ishikawa in matches on Days 1 and 2, and Robert Allenby and Geoff Ogilvy on Day 3.

     

    Tune in on Saturday, November 19, at 6:30 P.M. ET for coverage of the final day. To view the latest news on The President's Cup, follow us on Twitter for updates @worldgolftour and visit PGATour.com for updates.

     

     



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