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  • 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. 

     

     

  • WGT GOLF UPDATE: PGA Sony Open Results, Round 1

    12 Jan 2012

    Graham DeLaet from Canada is the surprising first round leader at the Sony Open in Hawaii, shooting 7 under par for a 63 with 6 birdies and 1 eagle. DeLaet has never won on the PGA Tour and sat out most of the 2011 season with a back injury. Carl Pettersson, KJ Choi and Kyle Reifers are 2 shots back at 5 under, followed by a large group at 4 under including Steve Stricker, last week's winner. Defending Sony Open champion Mark Wilson finished 3 over par and is in danger of missing the cut after Friday.

    Sony Open Round 1 Results

    1. 63 - Graham DeLaet
    2. 65 - Carl Pettersson
    3. 65 - KJ Choi                                                           
    4. 65 - Kyle Reifers
    5. 66 - Webb Simpson
    6. 66 - Ken Duke
    7. 66 - Colt Knost
    8. 66 - Doug LaBelle II
    9. 66 - David Hearn
    10. 66 - Pat Perez 
    11. 66 - Bud Cauley
    12. 66 - Kyle Stanley
    13. 66 - Steve Stricker
    14. 66 - Will Claxton
    15. 66 - Seung-yul Noh
    16. 66 - Matt Every 

    See WGT Golf Preview of Sony Open

    See Full PGA Leaderboard

     

    More from World Golf Tour

    World Golf Tour is celebrating the Sony Open with free virtual club rentals during the Sony Open. Join WGT and play free online golf on famous golf courses from your computer. During the Sony Open, 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. Play on your own, join a foursome, or compete in matchplay, alternate shot, skins or free online golf tournaments for prizes. Visit World Golf Tour at http://www.wgt.com

     

  • New NIKE Method Putter and “Best Of” Hardest Holes Course

    11 Jan 2012

    New features released on World Golf Tour, including a new NIKE Method 001 Putter and a new "Best Of" Hardest Holes golf course. Also, don’t miss the special offer this weekend on free virtual golf club rentals during the PGA Sony Open.

     

    New NIKE Method 001 Putter

    Check-out the new NIKE Method 001 Putter, an excellent putter with the slowest swing meter on WGT, helping you sink more putts!

    The new NIKE Method 001 Putter unlocks for top WGT golf players at Levels 51 and 77

     

    New "Best Of" Hardest Holes Course

    Introducing the fourth new "Best Of" course as voted on by WGT players.

    Best Of Hardest Holes is a free strokeplay course featuring 18 of the hardest holes from different WGT courses, including the hardest holes from the US and British Open courses, a real challenge!

    Other WGT Best Of courses include the Best Of Challenge (9 famous shots), Best Of Strokeplay (18 famous strokeplay holes) and the Best Of Water Challenge (9 best water shots).

     

  • WGT GOLF PREVIEW: Sony Open in Hawaii

    10 Jan 2012

    Golf Fans, the PGA Tour is back! The first full-field golf tournament of the 2012 PGA season is the Sony Open in Hawaii.

    This kick-off PGA tournament is one of the top golf charity events, supporting the Friends of Hawaii charity.

    Top PGA players will be pitting their golf skills against a full field. Based on his win last week, Steve Stricker is a favorite in this week's Sony Open, along with defending champion Mark Wilson, and last week's top-finishing players, including Keegan Bradley, KJ Choi, Rory Sabbatini and Webb Simpson. And keep an eye on Zach Johnson, who came on strong at the end of last season.

    Stay tuned to WGT for daily updates and the PGA Leaderboard, as well as s special offer on WGT this weekend.

    More About the Sony Open in Hawaii

    • Date - Thu 1/12 - Sun 1/15, 2012
    • Coverage - The Golf Channel, Sirrius XM 
    • Sponsors – Sony, Xerox, Maui Jim
    • Prizes - $5.5M purse, $990K first place, 500 FedEx Cup Points
    • Course - Waialae Country Club
    • Location - Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
    • Par - Par 70, 7,068 yards
    • History - Course was designed by Seth Raynor and Charles Banks, opened in 1927, and held the first PGA event in 1965

    Sony Open Past PGA Champions

    • 2011 Mark Wilson 
    • 2010 Ryan Palmer 
    • 2009 Zach Johnson 
    • 2008 K.J. Choi 
    • 2007 Paul Goydos 
    • 2006 David Toms 
    • 2005 Vijay Singh 
    • 2004 Ernie Els 
    • 2003 Ernie Els 
    • 2002 Jerry Kelly 
    • 2001 Brad Faxon 
    • 2000 Paul Azinger 
    • 1999 Jeff Sluman 

    Sony Open 2012 Notable PGA Players

    • Keegan Bradley
    • KJ Choi
    • Stewart Cink
    • Ryuji Imada
    • Ryo Ishikawa
    • Justin Leonard
    • Davis Love III
    • Jeff Maggert
    • Shigeki Maruyama
    • Hideki Matsuyama
    • Jesper Parnevik
    • Rory Sabbatini
    • Webb Simpson
    • Vijay Singh
    • Steve Stricker
    • David Toms
    • Jhonattan Vegas
    • Mark Wilson - Defending Champion

     

  • New WGT Winter Tour Sponsored by SkyCaddie

    09 Jan 2012

    On the heels of a successful WGT Fall Tour, we proudly introduce the WGT Winter Tour, brought to you by SkyCaddie, featuring a chance to win the new SkyCaddie SGXw golf course mapping device.

    The WGT Winter Tour is a free monthly online golf tournament for golfers of all skills to test their online golf game skills. It runs January through March with both virtual equipment and cash prizes. The final winners in the WGT Winter Tour Championship will play for the Tour title and a $1,000 grand prize. It’s free to enter and players of all golf skill levels have a chance to win prizes in the monthly Sweepstakes drawings!

    The January Qualifier starts with 18 holes on Oakmont, with the Top 100 playing in the January Championship featuring two 18-hole rounds on St Andrews and Kiawah Island.

    Sweepstakes Prizes: 6 lucky players will be selected at random in a Sweepstakes drawing (1 player from each Tier: Hack, Amateur, Pro, Tour Pro, Master, Tour Master, Legend) and get a dozen NIKE virtual golf balls. Additionally, 1 lucky Sweepstakes winner will receive a SkyCaddie SGXw course mapping device.

    Championship Prizes: The top 10 finishers in the January Championship each win a $100 Amazon gift card. 

    Play the free January WGT Winter Tour Qualifier

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    WGT Fall Tour Championship: The WGT Fall Tour is coming to a close very soon. The December Qualifier has ended and the top 10 scoring players on the leaderboard each earned a $100 Amazon Gift Card. Additionally, the top three players from each Monthly Qualifier (October, November and December) will compete this coming week in the final Championship round. Stay tuned for the final winners announcement.

     

     

  • New “Best Of” Water Shots Course

    06 Jan 2012

    World Golf Tour has launched its third "Best Of" golf course, as voted on by WGT players.

    The free new golf course features a virtual mash-up of your favorite 9 water shots from different courses on WGT, in a closest-to-the-hole challenge game, including…

    • Hole #2 at Celtic Manor, The Twenty Ten Course
    • Hole #6 at Bali Hai Golf Club
    • Hole #17 at Wolf Creek Creek Golf Club
    • Hole #6 at Congressional Country Club
    • Hole #17 at The Ocean Course, Kiawah Island
    • Hole #8 at Bethpage Black Golf Couse
    • Hole #18 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course
    • Hold #14 at Harbour Town Golf Links
    • Hole #18 at Wolf Creek Golf Club

     

    Play Free Tournament on Best Of Water Course


  • Reduced Greens Fees on Cabo del Sol

    06 Jan 2012

    World Golf Tour has reduced the greens fees on the Cabo del Sol golf course.

    Cabo del Sol is one of the top resort golf courses in Mexico, designed by Jack Nicklaus, with sweeping ocean views. Enjoy 18 holes of realistic strokeplay golf with plenty of birdie and eagle opportunities. 

    As a reminder, Cabo del Sol is a virtual golf course developed by WGT partner TruGolf, so there’s a small fee required to play this course. All other WGT courses are, as always, free to play.

    New Greens Fees for Cabo Del Sol

    • Closest-To-Hole:  FREE
    • 9 Holes:  40 WGT Credits
    • 18 Holes:  60 WGT Credits

    Play Free Tournament on Cabo del Sol 

     



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