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  • Virtual Tour Season Update, July 2014

    10 Jul 2014

    This month is a major on the WGT Virtual Tour with DOUBLE WGT CREDITS awarded in the Transamerica Championship. Majors have a direct impact on the Virtual Tour Season standings and qualifying for the Virtual Tour Championship in December, which has a record ONE MILLION WGT CREDIT PRIZE PURSE.

    Below are the current Virtual Tour season leaders, and their position after Round 1 of this month's major...

    TOUR LEGEND SEASON LEADERS

    1. dansamcam (USA) 51,801 - #2 MONTHLY 
    2. LyonWoulds (USA) 34,249 - NA MONTHLY
    3. frenchconnect (USA) 27,574 - #70 MONTHLY
    4. CptWomp (Canada) 24,855 - #5 MONTHLY
    5. poldimaier (Germany) 18,731 - #1 MONTHLY

    poldimaier is making a move on dansamcam, and watch fmagnets who's #6 SEASON but currently #2 MONTHLY so also making a move up the season standings

     

    LEGEND SEASON LEADERS

    1. AlbertoBQ (USA) 17,967 - #18 MONTHLY
    2. hatchy66 (UK) 16,208 - NA MONTHLY
    3. RoarEMackElroy (USA) 12,946 - NA MONTHLY

    Two of the leaders haven't posted yet, but watch PhilMcilroyson who is currently #1 MONTHLY and has tiered-up from Master to Legend

     

    TOUR MASTER SEASON LEADERS

    1. shagadelic (USA) 17,280 - NA MONTHLY
    2. keplere (Spain) 10,920 - NA MONTHLY
    3. TR1ANNA (Spain) 9.320 - NA MONTHLY

    None of the leaders have posted yet, but watch HuskerJackie who's #8 SEASON and EmeliaJokinen who tiered-up from Master as they are #1 and #2 MONTHLY and moving up the board

     

    MASTER SEASON LEADERS

    1. EmiliaJokinen (Finland) 5,220 - #2 MONTHLY
    2. PhilMcilroyson (USA) 4,458 - NA MONTHLY
    3. RollyStone (Canada) 3,468 - NA MONTHLY

    EmiliaJokinen has tiered-up to Tour Master and PhilMcilroyson has tiered-up to Legend, which opens up the monthly and season leaderboards for RollyStone and other Master players

     

    Season Leaderboard

    Current Month Leaderboard

    Play Transamerica Championship

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  • Get the Newest Putter from PING

    10 Jul 2014

    If your putting isn't up to par, try the new virtual Anser 2 putter from PING on WGT.

    Get extra precision and a slower WGT swing meter with expanded swing meter increments, starting at 15 and 30 feet for more precision and more birdies.

    PING Putter Level 28

    PING Putter Level 44

    PING Putter Level 72

    New PING Anser 2 virtual putters available now in the WGT Pro Shop, unlocking at Levels 28, 44 and 72.

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  • WGT Nation Special Tournament

    08 Jul 2014

    WGT Nation members, play the special Nation Uneven Lies on Pinehurst No. 2 tournament this month.

    Compete in this free stroke play tournament, featuring challenging uneven lies conditions, against other WGT Nation players in your same tier for a share of the 200,000 WGT Credit purse.

    Play Free Nation Tournament

    WGT Nation is a free program for top WGT players. Learn more and see if you're eligible here.

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  • BigNick092785 leads the Virtual U.S. Open Championship

    07 Jul 2014

    The 2014 Virtual U.S. Open Championship is currently underway on WGT.

    The top 253 players from the Virtual U.S. Open Qualifier are playing the Virtual U.S. Open Championship, featuring four challenging single-play rounds, with the lowest combined score becoming the 2014 Virtual U.S. Open Champion.

    In the middle of Round 2, it's BigNick092785 (USA) from the Double Eagle Country Club, shooting 56 and 58 for 114, but followed closely by four players at 115 including: bigddogg19 (USA), fmagnets (UK), pb1711 (South Africa) and Courtney01 (South Africa) all at 115, with about 50 players within a few strokes of the leaders.

    BOOM! Just like that, the 2010 Virtual U.S. Open Champion and one of the all-time great WGT players, BolloxinBruges, is tied for the lead at 114 with 56 and 58. Also tied at 114 is bhoese who's from the same Double Eagle Country Club as BigNick092785. It's heating up!

    There are no saved replays from BigNick on Pinehurst yet, but here he is in action recently on Congressional.

     

    2014 Virtual U.S. Open Championship

    Round 1 - Jul 1-4 - pb1711 (South Africa) 55, poldimaier (Germany) 55, TarHeelsRule (USA) 55

    Round 2 - Jul 5-8 - bigddogg19 (USA) 56, ladyluck87 (USA) 56

    Round 3 - Jul 9-12

    Round 4 - Jul 13-16

    See Leaderboard

     

    Past Virtual U.S. Open Champions

    NASAGolfer (USA)
    Bethpage - 2009

    BolloxinBruges (USA)
    Oakmont - 2010

    mrenn29 (USA)
    Congressional - 2011

    StoneColdKiller (USA)
    Olympic - 2012

    Kriztjan (Sweden)
    Merion - 2013

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  • WATCH: Golf Channel interviews frenchconnect

    05 Jul 2014

    As a WGT Virtual Tour major winner, WGT player frenchconnect is interviewed by Golf Channel.

    Watch frenchconnect discuss winning the GolfNow Championship and get his tips for playing WGT. [SEE INTERVIEW]

    Golf Channel is covering the WGT Virtual Tour all year, including online scores, virtual leaderboards, updates and even interviews with WGT players, just like the professional tours! See Golf Channel Coverage

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  • Play Virtual Tour Major This Month

    03 Jul 2014

    Play the second major on the WGT Virtual Tour in the Transamerica Championship this month.

    The major-size purse is 400,000 WGT Credits, enough to shake up the season leaderboards and help the Top 64 players in every tier to quality for the Virtual Tour Championship in Dec with a record 1,000,000 WGT Credit purse!

    Post your best score on Olympic by 7/26 to qualify for Round 2, plus you get a free Transamerica virtual vapor ball when you enter.

    Play Virtual Tour

    Major events like this are great ways to earn even more WGT Credits than regular monthly tournaments, so be sure to post your scores every month.

    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

    ...and in case you missed it, watch Golf Channel's video interview with the last major tournament winner, frenchconnect... You could be next!

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  • WGT player dansamcam wins Criquet Cup

    01 Jul 2014

    dansamcam (USA) has won his fourth event of the 2014 WGT Virtual Tour, the Criquet Cup, in the Tour Legend tier of the very best WGT players.

    Every month on the Virtual Tour, Round 1 allows players to post their best score, and there were many new names on the Round 1 leaderboards this month. However Round 2 is a more stressful single-play round, and that's where dansamcam stood out, shooting 38 and 38 for a combined score of 76, besting other top Tour Legends AllyKennedy (UK) with 38 and 41 for 79, and Spammage (USA) with 39 and 41 for 80.

    There were great scores in the Legend tier on the challenging Best of Par 3 course as well, with hotho (UK) shooting 77 to win, over RoarEMackElroy (USA) and Atlas3804 (USA) with 79, and sub50 (USA), donsprintr (USA) and AlbertoBQ (USA) each with 80.

    Congratulations to all the winners of the Criquet Cup who win their share of the 200,000 WGT Credit purse.

    Criquet Cup Winners

    See Criquet Cup Leaderboards

    The Virtual Tour season race still close, as the regular events have 200,000 credit purses, but the major events have 400,000 credit purses, with the majors happening in March, July, September and November.

    In the Tour Legend tier, while dansamcam has won 4 regular events, it is frenchconnect who has won the only major so far, the GolfNow Championship, and other top players have placed high so it's still a close race.

    Virtual Tour Season Leaders - Tour Legends

    1. dansamcam (USA) - 39K
    2. LyonWoulds (USA) - 34K
    3. frenchconnect (USA) - 27K
    4. CptWomp (CAN) - 24K
    5. poldimaier (GER) - 16K

    See Virtual Tour Season Leaderboards

    Remember, the Top 64 players in the Virtual Tour season standings for each tier will qualify to play in the Virtual Tour Championship in December--with A RECORD ONE MILLION WGT CREDIT PURSE! So players should monitor the season standings every month, and be sure to play in every event, especially the majors, like the Transamerica Championship on Olympic this month in July.

    Play Transamerica Championship

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