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  • WGT Fall Tour Championship Final Results

    26 Jan 2012

    The final results are in for the Championship round of the WGT Fall Tour!

    After three months of Qualifying tournaments, the top 9 qualifying players competed in a grueling four-round Fall Tour Championship this month, played across several challenging virtual golf courses, including St Andrews, Bethpage Black, Oakmont Country Club, as well as the new WGT Best of Hardest Holes course.

    Legendary WGT player BolloxInBruges emerged as the Fall Tour Champion, shooting 60, 57, 55 and 59 for a combined score of 231. He received a $1,000 Amazon Gift Card to add to his career golf earnings. If you want to see Bollox in action, here's a replay of his hole-in-one on Oakmont #6 this month while practicing for the Championship Round.

    It was a close competition, with dansamcam placing second at 5 shots behind with a score of 236, and RUNWME and Hanswurst72 tied for third with scores of 238. Congratulations to all the qualifiers for a great championship!

    WGT Fall Tour Championship Results

    1. 231 - BolloxInBruges

    2. 236 - dansamcam

    3. 238 - RUNWME

    3. 238 - Hanswurst72

    5. 242 - Ffudd

    6. 247 - dud_doodle

    7. 249 - cyl6

    8. 251 - jimbean346

    9. WD - PortsD

     

    Virtual Prizes for Players at all Tiers


    It's not only top WGT players who won prizes in the WGT Fall Tour, as there were random sweepstakes prizes for players at all Tiers in each monthly Qualifier. And don't miss your chance to win in the new WGT Winter Tour, brought to you by SkyCaddie, by playing in the free January Qualifying Tournament. 

    December Qualifier Sweepstakes Prize Winners -  Callaway Tour i(z) Balls (L39+)
    budman1965
    Limaredsix
    bwander
    coxy500
    cfbell1970
    CRAZYNESS
    November Qualifier Sweepstakes Prize Winners TaylorMade Ghost Spider Putter (L92+)
    SIYAL
    jburtonw10
    chrisar43
    simmons0442
    pompamike
    October Qualifier Sweepstake Prize Winners - TaylorMade R11 10.5 (L88+) Driver
    cwatson1578
    bbamy
    sperls22
    Starsandros
    jwhistler31

     

    Cash Prizes for Top Players

    Players with the Top 10 scores in each monthly Qualifier received Amazon Gift Cards. And don't miss your chance to win in the new WGT Winter Tour, brought to you by SkyCaddie, by playing in the free January Qualifying Tournament. 

     

    December Qualifier Leaderboard Prize Winners - $100 Amazon Gift Cards
    BolloxInBruges
    dud_doodle
    Hanswurst72
    RUNWME
    dansamcam
    Ffudd
    PortsD
    Penners
    JJ656
    Jakestanfill7
    November Qualifier Leaderboard Prize Winners - $100 Amazon Gift Cards
    dansamcam
    jimbean346
    dud_doodle
    BolloxInBruges
    kam4122
    poolmaniac6
    hatchtrick101
    RUNWME
    jakestanfill7
    stevenharkin
    October Qualifier Leaderboard Prize Winners - $100 Amazon Gift Cards
    BolloxInBruges
    Hanswurst72
    cyl6
    dansamcam
    AllyKennedy
    TheLighterDark
    ryan4spurs
    chunkNskull
    BigKnight
    KyRock75

     

  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: Mark Wilson wins Humana Challenge

    23 Jan 2012

    Mark Wilson held off the winds, the darkness, and three other PGA players to win the Humana Challenge. Some golf fans may be surprised that this is already Wilson's fifth career victory, including winning two of first five events last season, so he's off to another great start.

    Wilson finished at 24 under, two strokes ahead of Robert Garrigus, John Mallinger and last week's Sony Open champion Johnson Wagner. And Jeff Maggert shot a 64 in the fourth round to finish in third place.

    In his return to the 2012 PGA Tour, Phil Mickelson rebounded from a slow start to make the cut and finish at 10 under in a tie for 49th place.

    Final PGA Tour Leaderboard from Humana Challenge

    The PGA Tour heads to Torrey Pines golf course outside of San Diego for the Farmers Insurance Open, where the defending champion is Bubba Watson.

  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: Ben Crane tied for lead at Humana Challenge

    20 Jan 2012

    With Ben Crane on the PGA leaderboard, you just have to watch last year's classic "Golf Boys - Oh Oh Oh" video, featuring Crane, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan. It's one of most watched (and funniest) golf videos on YouTube. While there, check-out all the WGT tutorial and highlight videos, and subscribe to get new WGT golf videos when they're posted.

     

    Back to the PGA leaderboard...

    Crane is tied for first place at 16 under with David Toms and Mark Wilson, who separated themselves from the rest of the pack at 13 under.

    Phil Mickelson bounced back from a 69 to move to 3 under, with defending champ Jhonattan Vegas at 2 under. Dustin Johnson withdrew from his round, citing back pain, as he's recovering from knee surgery.

    Note, the cut happens after Saturday's round in this tournament, and just the Pro's play on Sunday, no amateurs or celebrities.

    See full Humana Challenge Leaderboard

    And be sure to watch President Bill Clinton who plays in an foursome with Gregg Norman and Scott McCarron on Saturday at 10:20 a.m. Pacific.

     

     

    More from World Golf Tour

     

    Don't miss the Special Offer on World Golf Tour during the Humana Challenge. Buy $20 or more WGT Credits and get 3 free NIKE virtual golf balls, the top-performing balls in the game. Use your credits to upgrade your virtual golf equipment, enter paid tournaments for prizes, and play against other WGT players online in matchplay, skins or other multiplayer golf games.

     

     

  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: Humana Challenge Round 1 Results

    19 Jan 2012

    President Bill Clinton kicked off the Humana Challenge with a surprise appearance at the driving range, greeting players and fans.

    After Round 1, Camilo Villegas and David Toms are tied for the lead at 9 under. Defending champion Jhonattan Vegas is at 2 under. While early favorite Phil Mickelson had a double and triple bogey on the back 9 at La Quinta, and finished a disappointing 2 over.

    Congratulations to the amateurs tied for the lead at 60 (scoring with their golf handicaps): Jeff Caldwell, Bill Eckholm and Chad Brownstein. 

    However, since players move from course to course during the first few days of this tournament, the Humana Challenge PGA Leaderboard tends to change a lot , so it's more fun to focus on the famous celebrities who are playing..

    • Smokey Robinson 64 (15 handicap)
    • Julius Erving 64 (15 handicap)
    • Billy Crudup 65 (3 handicap)
    • Craig T. Nelson 65 (5 handicap)
    • Morgan Freeman 69 (18 handicap)
    • Alice Cooper 73 (6 handicap)
    • Michael Bolton 74 (12 handicap)

    See Full Leaderboard for Amateurs and Celebrities in Humana Challenge Round 2

     

    More from World Golf Tour

    Don't miss the Special Offer at World Golf Tour during the Humana Challenge. Buy $20 or more WGT Credits and get 3 free NIKE virtual golf balls, the top-performing balls in the game. Use your credits to upgrade your virtual golf equipment, enter paid tournaments for prizes, and play against other WGT players online in matchplay, skins or other multiplayer golf games. Enjoy!

     

  • NIKE Special Offer and New NIKE Putter

    19 Jan 2012

    NIKE Special Offer

    Starting today through Sunday, January 22, you can get 3 free NIKE virtual golf balls when you buy $20 or more WGT Credits.

    Get Free 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 clubs with faster swing meters.

     

    New Putter from NIKE

    Also from NIKE, check-out the new NIKE Method 001 Putter, now available in the WGT Pro Shop.

    See New NIKE Putter

    The Method 001 features new groove technology that provides a better roll for greater accuracy. And the slower WGT swing meter makes it even easier to sink more putts, with meter increments starting at just 10 feet for extra precision. This virtual club unlocks for top WGT golf players at Levels 51 and 77. 

     

    * 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 1/22/12.

     

  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: Phil and President Clinton at PGA Humana Challenge

    18 Jan 2012

    The PGA heads to the desert this weekend, in La Quinta, Palm Springs, for the PGA Humana Challenge, previously known as the Bob Hope Classic, which has been running for over 50 years.

    The Humana Challenge is being held in partnership with the Clinton Foundation, benefiting their global health-related charities. President Bill Clinton himself will tee it up in an honary foursome on Saturday at 1:20 pm EST, playing with Greg Norman, Scott McCarron and Humana CEO Mike McCallister.

    But on the PGA leaderboard, the big news this weekend is the return of Phil Mickelson, who's playing in his first PGA tournament of the year. Phil has a good history here, with two victories in 2002 and 2004, so all eyes will be on Phil.

    The defending champion is Jhonattan Vegas, who had his breakout victory here in 2011. Also making their 2012 debuts are top PGA players Matt Kuchar and Dustin Johnson, and currently playing well are Johnson Wagner, Charles Howell II (CH3), Harrison Frazar, and Steve Stricker. Anthony Kim will be the local favorite, as he's a 2003 graduate of La Qunita High School.

    The Humana Challenge is a unique format, played on three different courses, including PGA West on their Nicklaus and Palmer courses, and then the neighboring La Quinta Country Club, with the final round on Sunday played on the Palmer course at PGA West.

    Top celebrities competed in the popular pro-ams held this week, icluding Michael Bolton, Don Cheadle, Julius "Dr J." Erving, Morgan Freeman and local rocker Alice Cooper.

     

    On World Golf Tour this weekend...

    Don't miss a special offer this weekend on the new NIKE virtual golf balls available on WGT!

     

  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: PGA Sony Open Final Results

    16 Jan 2012

    It was a close final round at the Sony Open, with six different players each having a share of the lead during. However, Johnson Wagner held off the field, finishing 13 under for a two-shot victory, for his third PGA victory, earning $990,000.

    Sony Open Final Leaderboard

    • -13 - Johnson Wagner
    • -11 - Carl Pettersson
    • -11 - Sean O'Hair
    • -11 - Harrison Frazar
    • -11 - Charles Howell III
    • -10 - Michael Thompson
    • -10 - Brian Gay
    • -10 - D.A. Points
    • -10 - Matt Every

    Full PGA Tour Leaderboard

     

  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: PGA Sony Open Results, Round 3

    15 Jan 2012

    There's one round to go at the Sony Open golf tournament in Hawaii, and Jeff Maggert and Matt Every are tied in first place and playing in the final pairing. Jeff Maggert turned Pro in 1986, when Matt Every was just 3 years-old, and Maggert's last PGA win came in 2006, the same year that Every turned Pro, so a veteran against one of the up-and-coming PGA players.

    The rest of the PGA leaderboard at the Sony Open is pretty crowded, with Maggert and Every at 12 under, followed by Johnson Wagner, Charles Howell III (CH3) and Brendon de Jonge at 10 under, then D.A. Points and Duffy Waldorf at 9 under, and there are eleven other golfers are at 8 under, including Steve Sticker, Keegan Bradley and Sean O'Hair. With the Wailae golf course playing well under par so far, and favorable weather and wind conditions, the tournament is still wide open.

    Sony Open Round 3 Leaderboard

    • -12 - 69-65-64-198 - Jeff Maggert
    • -12 - 66-64-68-198 - Matt Every
    • -10 - 68-66-66-200 - Johnson Wagner
    • -10 - 67-67-66-200 - Charles Howell III
    • -10 - 71-62-67-200 - Brendon de Jonge
    •  - 9 - 68-69-64-201 - D.A. Points
    •  - 9 - 69-66-66-201 - Duffy Waldorf
    •  - 8 - 69-68-65-202 - Scott Piercy
    •  - 8 - 68-68-66-202 - Ted Potter Jr.
    •  - 8 - 68-68-66-202 - Sang-Moon Bae
    •  - 8 - 67-68-67-202 - Stephen Ames
    •  - 8 - 66-69-67-202 - Steve Stricker
    •  - 8 - 67-68-67-202 - Harrison Frazar
    •  - 8 - 67-67-68-202 - Keegan Bradley
    •  - 8 - 67-67-68-202 - Spencer Levin
    •  - 8 - 67-67-68-202 - Sean O'Hair
    •  - 8 - 65-67-70-202 - Carl Pettersson
    •  - 8 - 66-66-70-202 - David Hearn

    Full PGA Tour Leaderboard

     

    More from World Golf Tour

    The 10th hole at the Wailae Country Club in the Sony Open was modeled after the famous 17th "Road Hole" at St Andrews. Anyone can play the 17th hole at St Andrews free on World Golf Tour, no signup required. See how you can do and then watch the hole live on TV this weekend!

    World Golf Tour is celebrating the Sony Open with free virtual club rentals during the Sony Open. Just visit the WGT Pro Shop thru Sunday 1/15 and rent free virtual equipment from top manufacturer’s like Cleveland, NIKE, PING and TaylorMade. These upgraded virtual clubs give you more distance and control in this free online golf game, helping improve your scores. 

     

  • Free WGT Club Rentals during Sony Open

    14 Jan 2012

    As a reminder, WGT players can enjoy free virtual club rentals during the Sony Open, thru Sunday, Jan 15th. Upgraded virtual golf clubs give you extra distance, spin and control, helping you improve your scores, win more matches, and have more fun.

    How to Rent a Club on WGT 

    You can rent any club in the WGT Pro Shop, as long as it is unlocked for your level or tier...

    1. Find a club in the WGT Pro Shop
    2. Click the RENT ME button, and the club will be added to your account for 24 hours for free
    3. Equip the club in your bag and head to the tee

    Note, if a club isn't unlocked yet, you can use WGT Credits to buy XP Boosts or new Level-Up Boosts to get to the level you need to unlock that club.

    This is a great time to try out that new club you've been considering. Check-out the new NIKE Method 001 Putter or 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.

    Have a fun golf weekend!

     

  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: PGA Sony Open Results, Round 2

    13 Jan 2012

    Big changes on the Round 2 leaderboard at the Sony Open. Matt Every shot 66 and 64 for 10 under to take a 2 shot lead into the weekend.

    Every is followed by David Hearn and Carl Pettersson, and then Brendon de Jonge who shot the low-round 62 for a share of third place. And watch out for Charles Howell III (CH3), Sean O'Hair and Keegan Bradley, each only 4 shots back.

    Round 1 leader, Graham DeLaet, had a rough start with double-bogeys on the opening two holes, but settled down and made the cut, which was at 1 under. Other notable PGA players not making the cut include: David Toms, Mark Wilson, Justin Leonard, Ryo Ishikawa.

    Sony Open Round 2 Results

    1. 66-64-130 - Matt Every
    2. 66-66-132 - David Hearn
    3. 65-67-132 - Carl Pettersson
    4. 66-67-133 - Pat Perez
    5. 71-62-133 - Brendon de Jonge
    6. 66-67-133 - Doug LaBelle II
    7. 66-68-134 - Kyle Stanley
    8. 66-68-134 - Bud Cauley
    9. 67-67-134 - Charles Howell III
    10. 67-67-134 - Sean O'Hair
    11. 67-67-134 - William McGirt
    12. 69-65-134 - Jeff Maggert
    13. 67-67-134 - Spencer Levin
    14. 68-66-134 - Johnson Wagner
    15. 67-67-134 - Keegan Bradley
    16. 68-66-134 - Kris Blanks

    See Full PGA Leaderboard from Sony Open

     

    More from World Golf Tour

    The 10th hole at the Wailae Country Club in the Sony Open was modeled after the famous 17th "Road Hole" at St Andrews. Anyone can play the 17th hole at St Andrews free on World Golf Tour, no signup required. See how you can do and then watch it on TV this weekend!

    World Golf Tour is celebrating the Sony Open with free virtual club rentals during the Sony Open. Just visit the WGT Pro Shop and rent free virtual equipment from top manufacturer’s like Cleveland, NIKE, PING and TaylorMade. These upgraded virtual clubs give you more distance and control in this free online golf game, helping improve your scores. 

     

     



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