Today is the last chance for the 420 top WGT players to post their best score in Round 1 of the WGT Virtual Championship, which has a record prize purse of 1 million WGT Credits, a $10,000 value.
Round 1 (12/2-12/5) is unlimited play on Kiawah, and here's where the leaders stand...
- Tour Legend - tinybo leads at 52, 6 players are tied at 53, and 13 players are tied at 54
- Legend - MyCorona leads at 54, arielgongon at 55, and 8 players are tied at 56
- Tour Master - shagadelic and onthegrind lead at 56, 3 players are tied at 57, and 3 players are tied at 58
- Master - borondon, SwenCaserio, DelaPoutine and geeberwocky all tied at 58, and 5 players are tied at 59
- Tour Pro - jmbeanball and mulligan46 tied at 55, 3 players tied at 58
- Pro - BigBlockVettes leads at 57, 2 players are tied at 61
...so it's a very close competition across all tiers.
In order to be eligible for the Championship prizes, players must post Round 1 by the end of today Fri 12/5, so they can play Round 2 (12/6-12/8), which is a more challenging single-play round in tougher conditions on Pinehurst No. 2. The top 70 players in each tier will split the 500,000 credit purse based on their combined scores from Round 1 and Round 2.
Then, the Top 4 Tour Legends will compete in a final round, on a brand new WGT course, from 12/11 to 12/14, for another 500,000 credit purse. Those 4 Tour Legends will also need to stream their final rounds on Twitch for other WGT players to watch live.
More updates early next week...