The public will have the opportunity to place wagers on which player will win the Golden Tee Golf World Championship at licensed Nevada sportsbooks, including at The Orleans Race & Sports Book.
To further raise the stakes for the eSports video-golf tournament, competitors will compete to win their share of more than $100,000 with one winner receiving the top prize of $20,000.
A total of 63 of the 64 available spots to participate have been filled by top players across North America who will compete for the World Championship title. The final qualifying spot will be determined by the winner of a special “Closest to the Pin” contest on Friday, June 8, starting at 6 p.m. Players must pay a $25 entry fee to participate and will receive a free Golden Tee World Championship t-shirt with entry. Individuals competing for the 64th spot will be faced with nine different Golden Tee golf holes, and will get one shot on each hole to try for a hole-in-one. The player who comes out on top will win $1,000 and the coveted remaining spot in the Golden Tee Golf World Championship.
Once the field is set, players will compete on Saturday, June 9 to determine rank and seeding for Sunday’s matches. The top 32 players will compete in a double-elimination Championship bracket, while the 32 lower-ranking participants will compete in a single-elimination Silver bracket.
The Golden Tee Golf 2018 World Championship Match Play will begin on Sunday, June 10 at 11 a.m., with the final Grand Championship match expected to begin at 6 p.m. The World Championship winner will receive the top prize of $20,000 as well as a permanent place in Golden Tee history, including his or her likeness in a future game update.
WHEN: Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10
The Golden Tee Golf 2018 World Championship schedule is as follows (all events are open for public viewing):
Friday, June 8:
- “Closest to the Pin” contest at 6 p.m.
Players must pay a $25 entry free to participate in the contest. Walkups are welcome.
Saturday, June 9:
- Golden Tee Golf 2018 World Championship finalists compete in seeding rounds beginning at noon
Sunday, June 10:
- Golden Tee Golf 2018 World Championship Match Play begins at 11 a.m.
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