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  • WGT Virtual Tour: FrenchConnect wins GolfNow Championship

    01 Apr 2014

    All scores have been posted and the results are in from the first Major of the WGT Virtual Tour in the GolfNow Championship.

    Nearly 100,000 virtual golfers competed on Kiawah for a share of the 400,000 WGT Credit purse and a chance to move up the Virtual Tour season standings.

    It was a close race to the finish, as many well-known WGT players battled it out at the site of the 2012 PGA Championship. Ultimately, it was Tour Legend frenchconnect (USA), a WGT member since 2010 who captured this month’s title by firing rounds of 55 and 54 for a cumulative total of 109, edging out five other Tour Legends for top honors, including: Mannyankees (DR), fmagnets (UK), jmoney2224 (USA), CptWomp (CAN) and xXxjasonxXx (USA).

    Congratulations to all winners and participants of the GolfNow Championship.

    GolfNow Championship Winners – March 2014

    As the calendar turns to April, the WGT Virtual Tour moves to the Best of Famous Holes course for the Glenmorangie Cup. Play is already underway as virtual golfers from around the world compete on a selection of famous and challenging stroke play holes including, the intimidating 18th at Bethpage Black, the historic 18th at St. Andrews, the tricky par-3 10th at Congressional and more.

    The Top 70 combined scores in each tier (Pro and higher) will split the 200,000 WGT Credit purse and gain points that contribute to overall Virtual Tour season rankings. The Glenmorangie Cup is open to virtual players of all skill levels, and features an unlimited-play first round through 4/25 and a single-play second round concluding on 4/30.

    Sign up and Play Virtual Tour

    Follow Glenmorangie Cup coverage on Golf Channel

  • Play Latest Nike Tournament

    01 Apr 2014

    Play the third and final tournament in the Nike Challenge tournament series, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods, celebrating the new FI Impact golf shoes from Nike.

    The free Nike FI Impact Challenge tournament on Congressional is not to be missed, as everyone who enters gets a free Nike FI Impact avatar, featuring the new FI Impact golf shoes plus a Nike swoosh golf shirt.

    The top 70 scores in each WGT tier will earn WGT Credits that you can use to get upgraded Nike virtual equipment like the new RZN golf balls or Covert 2.0 drivers.

    Play Free Tournament

    *Tournament runs through 4/30/14 and is open to WGT players in the USA only. Special Nike avatar playable on web only, not mobile.

  • GolfNow Championship Round 2 Update

    31 Mar 2014

    Excitement builds in the GolfNow Championship as the conclusion of the first Major of the WGT Virtual Tour draws near. Players are not only competing for a large 400,000 WGT Credit purse, but also for points that contribute to overall season standings and ultimately decide who will gain a spot in the December Championship.

    Although several notable players have yet to post their Round 2 score on Kiawah, including dansamcam (USA), the Tour Legend tier is currently led by frenchconnect (USA) after firing impressive rounds of 55 and 54 for a two-round total of 109, followed by four players finishing just one stroke back.

    Early Tour Legend leaders include:

    • Frenchconnect (USA), 109
    • Mannyankees (Dominican Republic), 110
    • Fmagnets (UK), 110
    • jmoney2224 (USA), 110
    • CptWomp (Canada), 110
    • xXxjasonxXx (USA), 110

    In other tiers, LyonWoulds (USA) sits on a large lead in the Legend tier after firing a two-round total of 108, NiFromFb (USA) leads the Tour Master tier with 118, and DCooke11 (USA) in the Master tier with 121.

    Round 2 highlights include this impressive approach shot to the Par-4 13th by Tour Legend Mannyankees and this well played shot to the Par-4 18th by Tour Master stevegeorge57.

    See Full Leaderboard

  • Big Bertha is back and on WGT

    28 Mar 2014

    Callaway's popular Big Bertha golf clubs are back and now you can play them virtually on WGT.

    Get the top-performing Big Bertha Driver and 3 Wood to go longer with more forgiveness.The early reviews are in, and WGT players love the look and performance of Bertha, featuring a white Mitsubishi Fubuki shaft.

    The Bertha 3 Wood is getting especially positive reviews, with the extra distance helping you reach more par-five's in just two shots for more eagle chances.

    Go #BerthaLong with the virtual driver and 3 woods, unlocking in the WGT Pro Shop...

  • New WGT Brackets, Big Bertha and Beer Ball

    27 Mar 2014

    See what's new on WGT today, including exciting new WGT Brackets and new virtual golf equipment.

     

    New WGT Golf Brackets

    Compete head-to-head against other WGT players in new WGT bracket tournaments. The winner of each match-up advances to the next round, until a final champion is decided. Madness!

    We're rolling out this new feature with no entry fees, so be sure to let us know what you think.

     

    Big Bertha is Back

     

    Callaway's popular Big Bertha golf clubs are back, and now you can play the top-performing Big Bertha virtual driver and 3 wood on WGT, plus the new Big Bertha Alpha driver for top WGT players.

    Go longer with more forgiveness. #BerthaLong

     

    Michelob Ultra Beer Ball

    WGT welcomes new sponsor Michelob Ultra, and the new Beer Ball on WGT, featuring the first-ever "beer foam" vapor trail, plus extra distance and spin.

    Be sure to buy your WGT friends a Beer Ball after your round!

     

    New Nike Avatar

    Look your best on the course with the sharp new Nike FI Impact avatar, featuring the new FI Impact golf shoes from Nike, grey pants and a blue swoosh Nike Golf shirt. Available now in the WGT Pro Shop.

     

  • Round 1 Nears Conclusion at GolfNow Championship

    25 Mar 2014

    Competition is heating up at the first major of the WGT Virtual Tour season, as a record number of participants are all vying for their share of the 400,000 WGT Credit purse at the GolfNow Championship.

    Players have until 3/26 to post a Round 1 score. pb1711 (ZAF), CptWomp (CAN) and chop948 (USA) share the early lead among the Tour Legend players with an 18-hole, stroke play score of 53, while the group of contenders just one stroke back includes dansamcam (USA), who has won each of the first two events this season. Joining him with a first-round 54 are ujjbnjk (SWE), bawbag1874 (UK), Tarheelfan83 (USA), Mannyankees (DOM), fmagnets (UK) and jmoney2224 (USA).

    Read full coverage on Golf Channel

    Play in the GolfNow Championship

  • Play Virtual U.S. Open Front 9 Challenge

    24 Mar 2014

    Play the Virtual U.S. Open Front 9 Challenge tournament on Pinehurst No. 2 for your chance to win $500 USGAshop.com prizes.

    Two players will each win a $500 gift card to USGAshop.com, the player with the top leaderboard score, and another lucky sweepstakes winner chosen at random.

    Play Pinehurst Front 9

    Famed Pinehurst No. 2 will be rolled out as part of the 2014 Virtual U.S. Open. The Back 9 Challenge is coming in April and the full 18 hole stroke play Qualifier in May.

  • Don't Miss the First Virtual Tour Major

    21 Mar 2014

    There's still time for you to enter the first Major tournament of the WGT Virtual Tour.

    The free GolfNow Championship on Kiawah is a great way to move up the year-long season leaderboards and earn your part of the huge 400,000 WGT Credit purse.

    Post your best Round 1 score by 3/26 to be eligible for Round 2 and the Credit prizes, plus you get a free GolfNow virtual golf ball just for entering.

    Play Virtual Tour

    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

    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.

  • Play More WGT with a Free Speed-Up Boost This Weekend

    20 Mar 2014

    Now thru Sunday 3/23, get a free Speed-Up Boost when you buy $5 or more WGT Credits.

    WGT Speed-Up Boosts increase the speed of your golf ball display in the game to help you play games faster. Note, this does not affect your shots at all, just the display of your ball flight. And you can turn it off anytime in the Game Menu.

    We thought this would be fun for WGT players who are following their brackets for the NCAA Basketball Tournament, with 32 games on Thu/Fri and another 16 games on Sat/Sun.

    Get WGT Credits

    *Special one-time offer for WGT players who buy $5 or more WGT Credits on wgt.com 3/20/14-3/23/14, receive one free WGT Speed-Up Boost (2X).

  • Free Nike Ball in Nike RZN Precision Challenge

    18 Mar 2014

    USA players, play the free Nike RZN Precision Challenge tournament on WGT this month and get a free virtual Nike RZN Red golf ball just for entering.

    The Nike Challenge tournament series, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods, continues this month with the second event played on Merion.

    The Top 70 scores in each WGT tier will earn WGT Credits that you can use to get upgraded Nike virtual equipment like the new RZN golf balls or Covert 2.0 drivers.

    Play Free Tournament

    *Special tournament runs now thru 3/31/14 and is open to WGT players in the USA only.



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