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  • Pinehurst No. 2 Hole 15 Preview on WGT

    06 Jun 2014

    We're less than a week away from the start of the 2014 U.S. Open Championships at Pinehurst No. 2, so we're previewing the final holes of this famed course.

    This is a long and difficult par-3 for players of all skill levels. The 15th requires a well-placed tee shot to this small, crowned green bordered by a bunker on the right side. Keeping your tee shot on the green here is an achievement as most golf balls landing on the front portion of the green will make their way into a collection area. A score of 3 or better is a success on this hole.

    Play the 15th at Pinehurst No. 2 free without sign-up on WGT. 

    If you haven't played WGT yet, join millions of other virtual golfers playing free online at wgt.com.

  • Get a trip to the 2015 U.S. Open

    06 Jun 2014

    Play Pinehurst No. 2 in the 2014 Virtual U.S. Open for your chance to win a grand prize trip to next year's U.S. Open at Chambers Bay.

    Both the top leaderboard score and one other lucky player chosen at random will each win a grand prize trip to attend next year's U.S. Open as special guests of the USGA, AND a $500 USGAshop.com gift card.

    Additionally, everyone who enters the Qualifier tournament gets a free USGA avatar, a free Lexus virtual golf ball and a free Lexus Putter Pal.

    Play Virtual U.S. Open Qualifier

    As part of the 2014 Virtual U.S. Open, players automatically receive a free USGA Avatar Male 3, but all six male and female avatars are available free in the Pro Shop during the Virtual U.S. Open for players to choose and equip.

    Famed Pinehurst No. 2 was rolled out as part of the 2014 Virtual U.S. Open, that runs thru 6/30/14 on WGT. It's free to enter and is open to WGT players in all countries. The real USGA Championship events are in June, including both the U.S. Open and the U.S. Women's Open Championship, the first time both events will be played on the same course in back-to-back weeks.

  • Play the Criquet Cup This Month

    04 Jun 2014

    The next stop on the WGT Virtual Tour is the Criquet Cup, played on the Best of Par 3 course.

    Compete on some of the best par-3 holes in the game on this special mash-up course for your share of the 200,000 WGT Credit total purse. Be sure to post your best Round 1 score by 6/25 to qualify for Round 2, plus you get a free Criquet virtual vapor ball when you enter.

    Play Virtual Tour

    Remember to play the Virtual Tour every month and accumulate credits all season long, to qualify for the Virtual Tour Championship in December and play for a record ONE MILLION CREDIT PURSE, split among the Top 64 season qualifiers in the Pro thru Tour Legend tiers.


     Golf Channel is also 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.

  • CptWomp Captures Cutter & Buck Classic

    03 Jun 2014

    Scores have been posted and results are in for the Cutter & Buck Classic, held on historic Royal St. George’s, site of the 2011 Open Championship.

    It couldn't have been closer, as four talented Tour Legends tied for first with a two-round total of 110. Ultimately, the decision was left to a tie-breaker, and it was CptWomp (CAN), a Double Eagle Country Club member, who edged out cadaviar (USA), javiertorg (COL) and BigNick092785 (USA).

    Congratulations to all winners and players in the Cutter & Buck Classic in May...

    With all the new winners in May, there have been some changes to the Virtual Tour season standings. For example, CptWomp moved up to 7th place in the Tour Legends, and still a wide-open race in all the tiers to qualify for the Virtual Tour championship in December.

    View Virtual Tour Season Standings

    In June the WGT Virtual Tour moves to the Best of Par 3 Holes course for the Criquet Cup. Play is already underway on a selection of the most beautiful and challenging par 3 holes in golf, which includes the difficult 2nd hole at Congressional Country Club, the historic 8th at St Andrews, and the daunting 17th at Kiawah.

    The top 70 combined scores in each tier (Pro and higher) will split the 200,000 WGT Credit purse. The Criquet Cup is open to WGT players of all skill levels, and features an unlimited play first round through 6/25 and a single-play final round concluding on 6/30.

    Sign up and Play the Virtual Tour

  • New Brackets and the Latest from PING

    02 Jun 2014

    See what's new on WGT today, including more ways to play Brackets and new PING virtual equipment upgrades...

     

    New Country Club Brackets

    Good news Country Club members, now you can compete against other players in your club with new Country Club Brackets.

    Create Bracket tournaments within your club just like you create any other stroke play tournaments now.

    Visit Your Country Club (or Join One Now)

     

    Closest-to-the-Hole Brackets

    Now play closest-to-the-hole WGT Brackets for a faster challenge against other WGT players. 

    There's a Bracket for everyone, including stroke play or closest-to-the-hole (for 9 fast shots), daily rounds or quick Speed Rounds, free or with entry fee for WGT Credit payouts.

    Play WGT Brackets

     

    New PING G25s

      

    Get the latest PING G25 virtual clubs for more distance and a slower WGT swing meter. Starts unlocking at Level 16, available now in the WGT Pro Shop...

     

    PING i25 Clubs

    Upgrade to the new PING i25 virtual clubs to get more distance on your shots. Clubs unlock in the Pro Shop, starting at Level 36...

     

    New PING Wedges

     

    Get the new Tour Gorge virtual wedges from PING to get more control and accuracy on your approach shots. 

    New wedges start unlocking at Level 18 in the WGT Pro Shop.

    See Gorge Wedges

  • Post your May Virtual Tour score by 5/26

    22 May 2014

    Make sure you post your best Round 1 score in the Cutter & Buck Classic by 5/26 to qualify for Round 2 this month.

    Add to your WGT Virtual Tour year-long earnings by placing in the top 70 combined scores in your tier, and splitting the 200,000 WGT Credit total purse.

    Continue accumulating credits throughout the year 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

  • May Virtual Tour Round 1 Heating Up

    20 May 2014

    The first round of the Cutter & Buck Classic is underway, and competition is heating up as low scores are being posted across all tiers. Top WGT players are teeing it up on historic Royal St. George’s, site of the 2011 Open Championship for a share of the 200,000 Credit purse.

    With only a few days remaining to post a round 1 score by 5/26, the early lead in the Tour Legend tier belongs to BigNick092785 (USA) after carding an impressive 51. Following in close second are AllyKennedy (UK) and Lizard69 (South Africa) who both fired 52. Three-time WGT Virtual Tour champion, dansamcam (USA) sits just two shots off the lead with a 53.

    The Legend tier is crowded at the top, with four players tied in 1st after posting 53, including papadeaux (USA), Appetit (Albania), WaLk0fLiFe (CAN), and WeidaDeNei (USA).

    Early Round 1 highlights include this ace on the par-3 3rd by Legend WaLk0fLiFe (CAN) and a hole-out by Amateur taiger70 (Italy) on the par-4 17th.

    Round 1 of the Cutter & Buck Classic wraps up on 5/26 and will be followed by a single-play final round concluding on 5/31. Credits accumulated throughout the year-long season will determine which players qualify for the one million WGT Credit purse Virtual Tour Championship in December.

    Sign up for the Cutter & Buck Classic today

    Cutter & Buck Leaderboards

  • Play Back 9 Challenge for USGAshop.com Gift Cards

    20 May 2014

    There's still time to play the free Pinehurst No. 2 Back 9 Challenge on WGT, for your chance to win a $500 USGAshop.com gift card.

    Two players will each get a $500 gift card to USGAshop.com, one to the player with the top leaderboard score and the other to a lucky sweepstakes winner chosen at random, regardless of score.

    Play Pinehurst Back 9

    This closest-to-the-hole tournament is part of the 2014 Virtual U.S. Open on famed Pinehurst No. 2, leading up to the real U.S. Open Championships event run by the USGA in June.

    Famed Pinehurst No. 2 is being rolled out as part of the 2014 Virtual U.S. Open, with the full 18 hole stroke play Qualifier available now. The live USGA events are in June, including both the U.S. Open and the U.S. Women's Open Championships, the first time both events will be played on the same course in back-to-back weeks.

  • New Tiered WGT Brackets

    15 May 2014

    Now you can play WGT Brackets against players in your same WGT tier for better chances to win.

    WGT Brackets are new games where you compete against other WGT players head-to-head, with 16 players starting and advancing thru 4 rounds on different courses.

    With new tiered Brackets, Tour Legends can play against Tour Legends, Legends against Legends, and so on, for more evenly matched competition.

    Choose to play either free Brackets or paid brackets to win WGT Credits, and new Speed Brackets with faster rounds.

    Play Brackets

    *Brackets are currently available on WGT on the web, not on mobile yet.

  • New Callaway X2 Hot Wood Set

    14 May 2014

    Upgrade to the new Callaway X2 Hot virtual wood set on WGT for even more distance and forgiveness.

    WGT players loved the first X Hot driver, so Callaway expanded the line to a full wood set.

    All three new X2 Hot virtual clubs and the full wood set are available now in the WGT Pro Shop.



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