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2012 VIRTUAL US OPEN FLASHBACK STROKE PLAY TOURNAMENT

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.

The Virtual U.S. Open Flashback tournament event consists of a four round tournament skill-based contest and a sweepstakes. In the skill-based contest, entrants compete for the best scores in a qualifying stroke play tournament rounds between November 12 - December 2nd, 2012, and the top 50% of scoring entrants will move on to the next two rounds between December 3 - Decmber 9 th   (Round 3) and December 10th - December 16th(Round 4) (the “Contest”). Contest entrants who meet geographic eligibility criteria for sweepstakes entry as defined below (the “Sweepstakes”) will automatically be entered into the Sweepstakes. The combined 2012  Virtual U.S. Open Flashback event including the Contest and the Sweepstakes is referred to herein as the “Promotion.”

   1. Sponsor/Promoter.

      This Contest is sponsored by World Golf Tour, Inc., 180 Montgomery Street, 8th Floor, and San Francisco, CA 94104

   2. Eligibility.

      Participation in the Contest is open to individuals who are 18 years of age or older.  Note, however, that only individuals who are legal residents of and physically located in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Norway, Ireland, The Netherlands, and South Korea who are 18 years of age or older or the age of majority in the entrant's state or province/territory ("province") of residence, whichever is greater are eligible to win prizes.

      The Sweepstakes is open to individuals who are legal residents of and physically located in the fifty United States and the District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Quebec), the United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Norway, The Netherlands, Japan, and South Korea (the “Sweepstakes Geographic Eligibility” criteria) who are 18 years of age or older or the age of majority in the entrant's state or province/territory ("province") of residence, whichever is greater. Residents of Australia are not eligible to enter or win the Sweepstakes and no Sweepstakes entries will be accepted from residents of this country, even if they have entered the Contest.

      Employees, officers, and directors of World Golf Tour, Inc. ("Sponsor), and each of their affiliated entities, parent, subsidiaries, advertising, promotional agencies, legal advisors, their immediate family members and persons living in their same household with each, are not eligible to enter or win prizes in the Promotion. Void where restricted, taxed or prohibited by law.

   3. How To Enter.

      To enter the 2012 Virtual U.S. Open Flashback ("Promotion") you must do the following:

      a. Step One. Have a valid registered World Golf Tour account (free); and

      b. Step Two. Contest Qualifying Round Entry and Sweepstakes Entry: Log in to the website at www.wgt.com between 1:00am Pacific Time (in other words, California Time) ("PT") November 12, 2012 and 11:00 pm PT November 25, 2012, agree to the terms and condition of these Official Rules, and play and complete the designated 18-hole stroke play game (the "Round 1") between 1:00 am PT November 12, 2012 and 11:00 pm PT November 25, 2012 (the "Round 1" and the “Sweepstakes Period”) and you will automatically be entered into the tournamet and, if you meet the Sweepstakes Geographic Eligibility criteria, the Sweepstakes. No Credits will be deducted from your World Golf Tour account to enter the tournament or the Sweepstakes. You may play the game as many times as you wish during the tournament and Sweepstakes Period, however, only the lowest final score received by you during the Qualification Period will be recorded as your entry for the Qualifier round of the Contest, and only one entry per person, per World Golf Tour user account, and per email address will be accepted for the Sweepstakes.  All entrants will be eligible to play both Rounds 1 & 2.

      Alternative Method to Enter Sweepstakes. Contest entrants who meet Sweepstakes Geographic Eligibility criteria will automatically be entered into the Sweepstakes. You may also enter the Sweepstakes by registering for a free World Golf Tour account at www.wgt.com (if you have not already), and sending a 3"x5" card with the following information hand-written on it: your name, address, your World Golf Tour User Name, Email Address, And Date Of Birth, To: World Golf Tour, Inc., VIRTUAL US OPEN FLASHBACK STROKE PLAY TOURNAMENT Entry, 180 Montgomery Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104. No other methods of entry will be accepted. Mail-in entries must be hand-written. Computer generated, typewritten, and other electronically or mechanically reproduced mail-in entries are not acceptable. Mail-in entries that do not conform with the requirements herein will not be acknowledged and Sponsor will disregard such entry requests and any such entry requests will not be eligible to enter or win. Mail-in entries must be postmarked during the Sweepstakes Period and received by November 25th, 2012. Each mail-in entry must be mailed separately and, if in an envelope, each must be mailed in a separate outer envelope. Limit: one Sweepstakes entry per person, per WGT user account, and per email address, regardless of method of entry.

      c. Step Three. Rounds 3 and 4 Entry: The top 50% of scores in rounds 1 and 2 will be eligible to compete in both rounds 3 and 4 to determine the winner of the Contest. If you are in the top 50% of scores after round 1 and 2 you will qualify for round 3 and 4.  You can play Round 3  by logging in to the website at www.wgt.com   between 1:00 am PT December 3, 2012 and 11:59 pm PT Decem 9, 2012 (“Round 3”), and playing and completing the 18-hole stroke play game between 1:00 am PT December 3, 2012 and 11:59 pm PT December 9, 2012. You may play Round 4 of the Championships by logging in to the website at www.wgt.com between 1:00 am PT December 10, 2012 and 11:59 pm PT December 16, 2012 (“Round 2”), and playing and completing the 18-hole stroke play game between 1:00 am PT December 10, 2012 and 11:59 pm PT December 16, 2012.

      No Credits will be deducted from your World Golf Tour account to enter Rounds 3 & 4. You may play each of the rounds only once, and the score received by you will be recorded as your entry for that round of the Contest. You must be available to play these rounds during the times and dates designated. If you are unable to do so and/or do not play and enter a score during this time, you will not be entered into the rounds and you will be disqualified from the Contest and ineligible to win the Contest prize. Players who do not play both rounds will be disqualified.

      IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ENTRANTS: ENTRANTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR DETERMINING THE SWEEPSTAKES ENTRY PERIOD TIMES IN THEIR RESPECTIVE TIME ZONES.

      Electronic entries for the Sweepstakes must be initiated during  Sweepstakes Period. Completed electronic entries for Sweepstakes must be transmitted and received by 11:59 pm PT on November 25, 2012.  Mail-in entries must be postmarked during the Sweepstakes Period and received by November 25, 2012. No other methods of entry will be accepted. Limit one entry per person, per email address, and per WGT user account for the Qualifier and for the Sweepstakes and, for each Championship Player, one entry per person, per email address, and per WGT user account for the Championship. Entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.

      Use of multiple email addresses or multiple WGT user accounts to enter is prohibited. To enter, the registered user of designated WGT user account must personally play the Game or the entry will be disqualified. Use of a false email address or a false WGT user account, or an incorrect mail address will disqualify an entry. You may not allow any third party to play the Game in this Contest using your WGT user account. BY ENTERING THIS CONTEST, YOU AGREE THAT ALL SUSPECTED FRAUDULENT OR IMPROPER ENTRIES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED BY SPONSOR AT ITS SOLE DISCRETION. Sponsor is not responsible for technical, hardware or software malfunctions, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, inaccurate, incomplete, lost, late, misdirected, illegible, mutilated, postage-due, garbled or delayed entries or other communications or other technical problems related to entries. Sponsor and its agents and subcontractors accept no responsibility for entries lost or delayed in submission. Proof of submission is not proof of receipt. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any person who tampers with the entry process or the operation of the website or the game, or who otherwise violates these rules. In the event of a dispute over who submitted an entry, the authorized subscriber of the e-mail account designated in the entrant's World Golf Tour user account will be deemed to be the entrant. Contest is void in Quebec, and where prohibited, restricted or taxed by law. All federal, state, provincial, and local laws and regulations apply.

   4.

      Game Description.

      The 2012 VIRTUAL US OPEN FLASHBACK STROKE PLAY TOURNAMENT  Contest is a 72-hole stroke play contest.

      Rounds 1 & 2. The entrants will be given thirty-six holes throughout the golf course, and are challenged to get the ball into the cup for each hole in the fewest strokes. The number of stokes taken to get the ball into each cup, plus any penalties, will be recorded for each entrant. When entrant completes all thirty-six designated holes in the rounds 1 & 2, the number of strokes plus penalties are totaled and comprise the entrant's score in that Game. The lowest final score received by you for a Game during the Qualification Period will be recorded as your entry for the Qualifier. The lowest scoring 50% of entrants, will be able to advance to rounds 3 & 4.  If any Qualifying Entrant(s) are not eligible to win a prize, the prize(s) for such entrants will be awarded to the entrant(s) eligible to win a prize with the next lowest score(s).

      Rounds 3 & 4. The Qualifying Entrants will advance to Rounds 3 & 4 where they will play eighteen holes throughout the golf course in each of two rounds, and are challenged to get the ball into the cup for each hole in the fewest strokes. The number of strokes taken to get the ball into each cup, plus any penalties, will be recorded for each entrant. When entrant completes all thirty-six designated holes in the rounds, the number of strokes plus penalties are totaled and comprise the entrant's final score. The lowest scoring entrant in the tournament will be a potential Contest winner (subject to the provision below in the event of a tie between two or more entrants, and subject to meeting eligibility and all other requirements in these Official Rules). If the lowest scoring entrant in the tournament is not eligible to win a prize, the prize will be awarded to the next entrant eligible to win a prize with the lowest score in the Championships.

      In the event of a tie, the better scoring entrant between or among the tied entrants will be the entrant with the lowest combined score for the final nine (9) holes of the Game. If any ties remain, the better scoring entrant between or among the remaining tied entrants will be the entrant with the lowest combined score for the final six (6) holes for such Game.  If any ties remain, the better scoring entrant between or among the remaining tied entrants will be the entrant with the lowest combined score for the final three (3) holes for such Game. If any ties remain, the better scoring entrant between or among the remaining tied entrants will be the entrant with the lowest score for the 18th  hole (9th for nine hole games)  in such Game, and any remaining ties will be determined by identifying the lowest scoring entrant for each individual game hole, in sequence from 17th (8th for nine hole games) through to 1st, as is necessary to determine a winner, and if any ties remain at that point, the earlier-submitted entry between or among the tied entries will be deemed the better scoring entry.

   5.

      Prize.

      SWEEPSTAKES PRIZE: There is one Sweepstakes prize. One winner will receive a $500 giftcard to the USGA Shop online.  Odds of winning the sweepstakes depends on the number of eligible entrants in the sweepstakes.

      CONTEST PRIZE: There is one Contest prize. One winner will receive a $500 giftcard to the USGA Shop online. Odds of winning the Contest depend on the number of eligible entrants and their relative skill in the Contest.

       Prizes are not transferable. No substitution of prizes for cash or for other goods and services is permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to provide a substitute prize of approximately equal or greater value if the advertised prize or parts thereof become altered or unavailable. Prize details including, if applicable, color, style, size, and denomination at Sponsor's sole discretion. All taxes, including, without limitation, all federal, state, provincial, and local taxes, and international tariffs, are the sole responsibility of the winners.

      All prizes claimed in accordance with the Official Rules will be awarded. Contest Winner may be required to provide a U.S., Canadian, United Kingdom, German, Australian, Irish, Dutch, South Korean, or Norwegian shipping address to claim prize. Sweepstakes winner may be required to provide a U.S., Canadian, United Kingdom, German, Irish, Norwegian, Dutch, Japanese, or South Korean shipping address to claim prize. Sweepstakes prize and Contest prize package confirmation will be mailed or otherwise dispersed within twenty-eight (28) days following Sponsor's receipt of the completed Affidavit of Eligibility and, except where and as prohibited, a Liability Release and Publicity Release, as well as verification of winner's eligibility.

   6. Winner Selection and Notification.

      SWEEPSTAKES WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. Winner of the Sweepstakes will be determined by a random drawing from all eligible entries received, to be held at Sponsor's address listed in Paragraph 1, on or about January 8th, 2013.

      The judging will be conducted by Sponsor or its designee, the judge of the Sweepstakes, whose decisions are final and binding. Potential Sweepstakes winner will be notified on or about January 8th, 2013 by an email sent to the email address specified in the entry and posted on the World Golf Tour website. If potential Sweepstakes winner cannot be contacted at this email, is contacted and does not respond as directed within seven (7) days of attempted notification, refuses the prize is ineligible to accept the prize or does not otherwise comply with these Official Rules, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Any Canadian potential winner must also correctly answer a mathematical skill-based question administered by the Sponsor in order to claim prize.

      Potential Sweepstakes winner may be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and, except where and as prohibited, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release in the form provided by Sponsor, within seven (7) days of attempted notification in order to claim the prize. Potential Sweepstakes winner may be required to show proof of identification within seven (7) days of attempted notification, or the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.

      CONTEST WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION. Winner of the Contest will be determined on or about January 8th, 2013. The judging will be conducted by Sponsor or its designee, the judge of the Contest, whose decisions are final and binding. Potential Contest winner will be notified on or about January 8th 2012 by an email sent to the email address specified in the Contest entry and posted on the World Golf Tour website. If potential Contest winner cannot be contacted at this email, is contacted and does not respond as directed within seven (7) days of attempted notification, refuses the prize is ineligible to accept the prize or does not otherwise comply with these Official Rules, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Each Contest Period’s winner will be determined and announced on or about fifteen (15) days following each Contest Period from all eligible entries received for the applicable Contest. The judging will be conducted by Sponsor or its designee, the judge of the Contest, whose decisions are final and binding. Potential winners will be notified on or about fifteen (15) days following the applicable Contest Period by an email sent to the email address specified in the entry and posted on the World Golf Tour website. If potential winner cannot be contacted at this email, is contacted and does not respond as directed within seven (7) days of attempted notification, refuses the prize is ineligible to accept the prize or does not otherwise comply with these Official Rules, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner. Potential winner may be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and, except where and as prohibited, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release in the form provided by Sponsor, within seven (7) days of attempted notification in order to claim the prize. Potential winners may be required to show proof of identification within seven (7) days of attempted notification, or the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.

      Potential Contest winner may be required to complete and sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and, except where and as prohibited, a Liability Release and a Publicity Release in the form provided by Sponsor, within seven (7) days of attempted notification in order to claim the prize. Potential Contest winner may be required to show proof of identification within seven (7) days of attempted notification, or the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate winner.

   7. General Terms.

      By entering the Promotion, entrant accepts and agrees to abide by and be bound by the terms of these Official Rules, and assumes sole liability and accepts all risk of loss for injuries, including personal injuries and/or damage to property, caused or claimed to be caused by participating in this Promotion or the acceptance, possession, shipping and handling, loss, use or misuse of, or travel to or from or in connection with the Promotion or any prize awarded. Sponsor has the right to cancel, terminate or modify this Promotion for any reason, including if it cannot be completed as planned due to computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention or technical failures and to select winner from eligible entries received on or before the termination date. Sponsor is not responsible for any failure to contact entrants, whether due to technical or human error.

      By entering this Promotion, entrants grant to Sponsor and the United States Golf Association a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, right and royalty-free license to use the entry, and, except where prohibited by law, entrant's first and/or last name, city and state/province of residence, photo(s), voice and/or likeness; in any and all media but solely in connection with this Promotion. By entering this Promotion, entrants agree (a) that Sponsor and the United States Golf Association have the right to exploit and utilize entrant's first and/or last name, city and state/province of residence, photo(s), voice and/or likeness in any and all media but solely in connection with this Promotion without any further attribution, notification or compensation to Entrant, except where prohibited; (b) to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges; and (c) to be contacted by Sponsor or its agents by telephone, mail or email regarding this Promotion.

      By entering the Promotion, entrant releases and holds harmless the United States Golf Association, Sponsor, and the parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, and the directors, officers, employees or agents of each from any and all liability whatsoever for any claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages of any kind (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries, losses or damages related to personal injuries, death, damage to, loss or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light) arising out of or in connection with the Promotion, the acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize, or arising out of or in connection with any travel to or from any Promotion or prize related activity.

      Any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Promotion but in no event attorneys' fees; and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim punitive, incidental, and consequential damages and any other damages, other than for actual out-of-pocket expenses, and any and all rights to have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

      In the event that any provision of these Official Rules shall be unenforceable or invalid under any applicable law or be so held by applicable court decision, such unenforceability or invalidity shall not render these Official Rules unenforceable or invalid as a whole, and, in such event, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of such unenforceable or invalid provision within the limits of applicable law or applicable court decisions.

      Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor's security and privacy policy available at http://www.wgt.com.

   8. Applicable Law.

      The Contest is governed by the laws of the state of California applicable to contracts entered into by California residents and to be performed within such State without regard to its conflict of law provisions, with venue in San Francisco County, California.

   9. Winners list.

      A list of Promotion winners is available by sending a stamped and self-addressed envelope marked to "2012 Virtual U.S. Open Flashback," 180 Montgomery St. , 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94104. Requests must be received by August 31, 2012.

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