WGT Golf News

  • Last chance to enter the "Play with Parker" Tournament

    28 Apr 2009

    The "Play with Parker" Tournament ends April 30th, so enter now if you haven't already. Winners of this 18-hole stroke play tournament will play a round of golf with PGA Tour Pro Parker McLachlin on his home course at TPC Scottsdale! Airfare, two-night hotel stay, and spending money included. US and Canadian players are eligible. See tournament rules for full details.

  • The Virtual U.S. Open 2009 Video Blogger Search is On!

    23 Apr 2009

    We have launched a nationwide search for a video blogger to cover the 2009 Virtual U.S. Open and practice rounds at the actual 2009 U.S. Open Championship at Bethpage Black in New York. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for any golfer or sports fan!

    The best entries could include: coverage of the leaderboard, replays of some great shots, interviews with players, commentary on some challenging holes, and an overall ability to create excitement and drama in a similar fashion as real sportscasters.

    Be sure to tag your video with "2009virtualusopen_contest_yourwgtusername" (example: 2009virtualusopen_contest_golfer09)—videos not tagged in this way will not be considered.

    The winner and two runners up will be announced on May 21, 2009. Don't delay, get started now!

    Important Dates:

    • May 11: Deadline to submit video entry
    • May 21: Winner announcement
    • May 25 - June 23: 2009 Virtual U.S. Open
    • June 15 - 19: 2009 U.S. Open practice rounds at Bethpage Black

    For the latest on the video blogger search and other WGT news, click here.

    You must be 18 years or older and a United States resident, have a valid WGT.com account, and have completed at least three game rounds at WGT.com between October 1, 2008 and May 11, 2009 to participate in the 2009 Virtual U.S. Open Championship video blog promotion. If you participate in the video blog promotion you will not be eligible to register for, or participate in, the 2009 Virtual U.S. Open Championship. One winner will be selected by WGT in its sole discretion. If you are selected, WGT will reimburse you for a ticket to attend the 2009 U.S. Open Championship golf tournament and related travel expenses. There is no other compensation for the video blog and you bear all production costs. WGT will have exclusive rights to your video blog. We can decide whether or not to publish your blog and may edit it or use excerpts of the blog in our promotional materials. Your participation is subject to the terms of WGT's then-current video blogging agreement.

  • WGT Tip: Updating Your Country

    20 Apr 2009

    Did you choose the wrong country when you registered at WGT, only to find that you cannot enter tournaments in which your country is eligible? Or did you move recently and need to update your account? You can update your country yourself by going to: https://www.wgt.com/user/contactinfo.aspx and clicking on the green "Change Mailing Address" link. Be sure to click the "Update" button underneath when you are done. Hope this helps!

  • April Virtual U.S. Open Challenge - Play Now!

    16 Apr 2009

    The April Virtual U.S. Open Closest-to-the-Hole Challenge is available to play! USGA has teamed up with World Golf Tour and New York's Bethpage State Park to host the inaugural Virtual U.S. Open. A nine-hole skill contest of the Bethpage Black course is available on USOpen.com for you to test your skills for the upcoming Virtual U.S. Open Championship. The winner of the nine-hole skill contest will receive a U.S. Open flag signed by a 2009 U.S. Open player.

  • Want to Play Like a Master?

    14 Apr 2009

    Wondering what 2009 Masters winner Angel Cabrera keeps in his golf bag? Add the new Virtual Ping G10 irons to your WGT bag and see if you can play like a Master!

    Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

  • WGT Tip: Don't Share Accounts!

    13 Apr 2009

    When you play WGT, be sure to log in using your own account. Our terms of service allows each player to have just one account, and to only play the game using your own account. By sharing an account with someone else, or playing games using another person's account, you run a risk of having the accounts blocked. You also run the risk of being disqualified from any tournaments you played.

    Speaking of the terms of service, be sure to check them out from time to time as they change periodically.

    Happy golfing.

  • Playing The Masters Online?

    10 Apr 2009

    The Masters is underway and the players are dominating the course. Even some of the older players such as Larry Mize and Greg Norman are near the top of the leaderboard. Augusta National has lengthened the course, added more trees, and shifted tee boxes, but the course didn’t put up much of fight against the pros. The soft greens and the easy pin placements allowed for some really low scores.  Tiger Woods shot a 2-under 70 but was 7 shots behind the leader. One good omen for Tiger though is that he shot an opening-round 70 in his first three Masters victories.

    All of us at World Golf Tour are watching the tournament and enjoying every minute of it. The Masters website is asking how people would like to see The Masters represented in an online game. Can you imagine playing Augusta in WGT? Post a comment on their website and give a plug for WGT! http://www.masters.com/ggw/ggw_newaudience.html

  • Scheduled Downtime 11:59PM PST

    07 Apr 2009

    Heads up everyone, we have a system maintenance scheduled for tonight at 11:59pm PST that will require us to take down the site for up to 30 minutes. Please be sure to save any unfinished games before this time!


  • Recent Tournament Winners 4/5/09

    05 Apr 2009

    Congratulations to the following recent tournament winners!

    Kiawah Resort Challenge


    1st: keith35
    Prize: $100 Amazon.com Gift Card

    2nd: albo1greens
    Prize: $75 Amazon.com Gift Card

    3rd: SlimShady
    Prize: $50 Amazon.com Gift Card


    1st: PortsD
    Prize: $150 Amazon.com Gift Card

    2nd: Hightower3
    Prize: $100 Amazon.com Gift Card

    3rd: gitthe
    Prize: $75 Amazon.com Gift Card

    ExpertCEO Open


    1st: Bub4RAIDERZ
    Prize: $100 Amazon.com Gift Card

    2nd: BeachGolf
    Prize: $50 Amazon.com Gift Card

    3rd: Ross4Fun
    Prize: $25 Amazom.com Gift Card


    1st: tibbets
    Prize: $200 Amazon.com Gift Card

    2nd: LincolnParkDave
    Prize: $75 Amazon.com Gift Card

    3rd: ncviz
    Prize: $25 Amazon.com Gift Card

    St. Valentine's Open


    1st: MrHitch
    Prize: $150 Restaurant.com Gift Card

    2nd: Drop-n-a-2
    Prize: $100 Restaurant.com Gift Card

    3rd: volmoss
    Prize: $75 Restaurant.com Gift Card


    1st: marioh
    Prize: $175 Restaurant.com Gift Card

    2nd: mike9217
    Prize: $125 Restaurant.com Gift Card

    3rd: gitthe
    Prize: $100 Restaurant.com Gift Card

    Week 10 Skill Challenge Sweepstakes

    Winner 1: gmdevils
    Prize: 200 WGT Credits

    Winner 2: Huskerchad
    Prize: 200 WGT Credits

    Winner 3: Wemyss
    Prize: 200 WGT Credits

    Week 11 Stroke Play Tournament

    HACK: ckauffman
    Prize: WGT Credits

    AMATEUR: TXBowhunter
    Prize: WGT Credits

    Week 11 Skill Challenge Sweepstakes

    Winner 1: LBB1
    Prize: 200 WGT Credits

    Winner 2: Thinkel
    Prize: 200 WGT Credits

    Winner 3: TitileistTim
    Prize: 200 WGT Credits

    Week 12 Stroke Play Tournament

    HACK: greatjuno
    Prize: WGT Credits

    AMATEUR: Pixie-pivot
    Prize: WGT Credits

  • New April Tournaments

    02 Apr 2009

    Play the front side, the back nine or the full 18 in this month's tournaments. With the addition of Wolf Creek and the back nine of The Ocean Course on Kiawah Island Golf Resort, April's tournaments have raised the stakes and expanded the playing field. Here's a deeper look at some of the new tournaments, and their formats and prizes:

    "Play with Parker" 18-Hole Open - Unlimited Play!

    The next best thing to playing on the PGA tour is playing a round of golf with a PGA Professional. "The Play with Parker" Open is your chance to make a golf dream come true, where you will get to play a round of golf with Parker McLachlin. Compete in WGT's first unlimited full 18-hole stroke play tournament and win an all-expense-paid trip to Parker's home course, the TPC Scottsdale's Stadium Course. And yes, Parker McLachlin is the PGA golfer who played basketball with President Barack Obama. He also won the 2008 Reno-Tahoe Open and tied for 5th place in the 2008 AT&T Classic. Golf with Parker, airfare, hotel and spending money are included. Eligibility: US, Canada. Entry fee: 1,800 credits.
    Enter now

    April Kiawah Back Nine Open

    Compete on the back nine holes of The Ocean Course in this stroke play tournament. Winners get new virtual clubs! Eligibility: US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Norway, Japan. Entry fee: 100 credits
    Enter now

    The Wolf Creek Challenge Sweepstakes

    Find out why Wolf Creek is considered one of the most beautiful courses in the world in this free-to-enter skills challenge sweepstakes. Winner takes home a USD $100 Amazon.com gift card. Eligibility: US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Norway
    Enter now

    April Amateur Open

    Amateur Tier players compete for premium golf gear in this 18-hole stroke play tournament on The Ocean Course. Prizes include a PING Rapture Driver and a TaylorMade Burner Rescue with graphite shaft. Eligibility: US, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia, Norway, Japan. Entry fee: 800 credits.
    Enter now

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