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  • New PGA Championship Virtual Challenge on WGT

    25 Jul 2014

    WGT has a new partnership with the PGA of America, and is proud to be the official game for the 2014 PGA Championship. 

    Test your golf skills on the Vahalla Golf Club in a nine-hole closest-to-the-hole challenge for a chance to win the grand prize.

    Valhalla is a stunning and challenging golf course that has hosted 2 PGA Championships, 2 Senior PGA Championships, and the 2008 Ryder Cup that was won by the United States led by Hunter Mahan and a rookie team, less Tiger Woods due to knee injury.

    When you play Valhalla on WGT, you'll face approach shots at Holes 13, 16 and 18, as well as a shorter chips and a very difficult closing putt.

    Both the top leaderboard score AND a lucky sweepstakes winner each win a trip for two to the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. 

    Play Valhalla Now

    ...and don't miss all the real-world action in the 2014 PGA Championship, the final major of the season, August 4-7 at Valhalla Golf Club. See www.pga.com for more.

    * Tournament is free to enter, open to WGT players in all countries and runs now thru 8/31/14. See rules for prize eligibility.

  • Don't Miss This Month's Virtual Tour Major

    24 Jul 2014

    Be sure to post your Transamerica Championship Round 1 score by 7/26 to qualify for Round 2.

    This is the second Major event in the 2014 Virtual Tour, so it's a great opportunity to earn even more credits from the huge 400,000 purse and move up the year-long standings.

    Continue accumulating credits with each monthly event to qualify for the Virtual Tour Championship in December with a record one million credit purse!

    Play Virtual Tour

    Plus, 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

  • Free Golf Ball for Play 9 Day Today

    23 Jul 2014

     

    Today is Play 9 Day and we've joined the USGA to celebrate the new initiative today, 7/23.

    The USGA recently launched the Play 9 program to encourage golfers everywhere to fit golf into their busy lifestyles with a quick, 9-hole round.

    So today, we invite you to get out and play a 9-hole round at your local golf facility, or virtually online with Play 9 Speed Brackets on WGT.

    Plus, as a special bonus we're giving everyone who logs into WGT today a free Play 9 virtual golf ball to celebrate.

    Play 9 on WGT

    To learn more about the Play 9 program, click here.

  • Free WGT Club Rentals During The Open

    19 Jul 2014

    Get free virtual club rentals on WGT this Saturday and Sunday during The Open Championship.

    While you're following the action at Royal Liverpool, play the popular new Big Bertha and X2 Hot woods from Callaway, the Nike Covert 2.0 driver and VRS irons, the latest PING Anser putters, MAX Spin wedges, or any other virtual clubs you've been dying to try – all free!

    Rent Free Clubs

    Find the club you want and click the RENT or TRY ME buttons and it's yours free for 24 hours. You can rent and re-rent as many clubs as you want for free, Sat-Sun 7/19-7/20.

  • poldimaier is the 2014 Virtual U.S. Open Champion

    17 Jul 2014

    Congratulations to this year's Virtual U.S. Open Champion... Tour Legend poldimaier from Germany.

    Championship round scores of 55, 61, 56 and 56 put poldimaier at the top of the leaderboard with a total of 228, 3 shots ahead of second place fmagnets (UK) and 4 ahead of third place rowlets (USA).

    As the grand prize winner, poldimaier wins a dream trip for two to attend the 2015 U.S. Open Championship at Chambers Bay, as special guests of the USGA, plus a $500 gift card to USGAshop.com.

    It's been a good summer for German athletes, as poldimaier joins fellow German champs Martin Kaymer (2014 U.S. Open champion) and the German national soccer team (2014 World Cup champions).

    Pinehurst No. 2 provided a challenging setting for this year's players, keeping competition tight throughout the summer in all of the Virtual U.S. Open tournaments hosted on WGT. Congratulations to all of the tournament leaderboard winners...

    Virtual U.S. Open Championship: poldimaier (Germany) - Aphrodite country club

    Virtual U.S. Open Front 9 Winner: dansamcam (USA) - Aphrodite country club

    Virtual U.S. Open Back 9 Winner: ESTIENNE (South Africa) - League of Legends country club

    U.S. Open Week Event Winner: TigerWoo (USA) - East Coast country club

    U.S. Women's Open Event Winner: fmagnets (UK) - Wooden Tee country club

    Virtual U.S. Open Championship Leaderboard

    Congratulations to all the competitors, and to the Aphrodite country club for taking top honors this year, with top players including poldimaier and dansamcam.

    Eligible leaderboard and sweepstakes winners win a $500 USGAshop.com Gift Card prize to spend on official USGA merchandise, plus a lucky sweepstakes winner for the Virtual U.S. Open Qualifier tournament will also win a grand prize trip to next year's U.S. Open.

    We're still confirming some of our sweepstakes winners, but will announce them all soon. Stay tuned...

  • Play St Andrews This Week on WGT

    17 Jul 2014

    While you're watching The Open Championship this week, play the St Andrews Championship on WGT.

    The Old Course at St Andrews is the birthplace of golf and has hosted the most Open Championships, last time in 2010 won by Louis Oosthuizen, and again next year in 2015.

    Compete against other WGT players in your same tier in this free two-round tournament, for a 200,000 total credit purse.

    Post your Round 1 score by Fri 7/18 and then play Round 2 over the weekend 7/19-20. Both rounds are unlimited play so you can post your best score.

    Play St Andrews

  • Go Long & Impress Your Friends

    15 Jul 2014

    Premium golf balls add distance to your WGT shots.

    Nothing feels better than booming a drive down the fairway, cutting a corner, or getting a long second shot onto the green.

    Check the Distance rating for virtual golf balls in the WGT Pro Shop, the higher the better, like these top-sellers...

    TaylorMade
    Lethal Balls

    Callaway
    HEX Chrome+
    Balls

    NIKE RZN
    Black Balls


    Level 7+

    Level 35+

    Level 90+

     

    Use WGT Credits to purchase premium golf balls. Get WGT Credits by leveling and tiering up, completing free offers and purchasing WGT Credits.

  • poldimaier leads the Virtual U.S. Open Championship

    14 Jul 2014

    It's the middle of the final round of the 2014 Virtual U.S. Open Championship, and it’s WGT player poldimaier (Germany) who's currently in the lead, among 253 top WGT players competing for this year's title.

    A Level 104 Tour Legend from the Aphrodite country club, poldimaier shot steady scores of 55-61-56-56 for a 228, and is 3 shots ahead in the clubhouse, which includes fmagnets (UK) 231, rowlets (USA) 232, bhoese (USA) 233, and three players all at 234, ESTIENNE (South Africa), bigddogg19 (USA) and dansamcam (USA).

    However, there are several top players still "out on the course," who haven't posted their final round score yet, and who can take the title from poldimaier, including...

    • Courtney01 (South Africa) with 173 needs a 54 for 227 for the win, a long-time top player but has never won a big title
    • BolloxinBruges (USA) with 175 needs a 52 for 227 for the win, one of WGT's all-time greats and a multiple winner of big tournaments

    Here is some action from the championship rounds, watch AgentBrown123 (USA) from the Aphrodite Country Club with a tricky bunker shot on the 15th Hole

    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

  • 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

  • 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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