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Topgolf challenges golfers to take on Kiawah Island

3.02pm 13th May 2021 - Innovation Centre

Topgolf’s second 9-Shot Challenge Global Tournament tees off this weekend, when players are invited to virtually take on the iconic Ocean Course at Kiawah Island, host of next week’s PGA Championship, and vie for the top spot on global leaderboard.

Starting May 15, players can compete in the second global 9-Shot Challenge event presented by the 2021 PGA Championship. Players will compete for a chance to win a trip for two to the 2022 PGA Championship, which is set to take place at Southern Hills in Oklahoma, among other select prizes. 

The 9-Shot Challenge presented by the 2021 PGA Championship, which runs May 15-23,allows players to compete in a series of nine approach shots, testing their iron play skills, with the first tournament ranging in distances from 66-156 yards. Players can see where they stand in real time as global leaderboards track progress throughout the tournament.  Leaderboard standings will include country flags representing each player, providing visual representation to the true connection of communities around the globe through this competition.

It’s easy to play – players can simply select the “9-Shot Challenge” from the game menu at one of the following:

  1. A participating Toptracer Range location, where players can experience golf like the pros
  2. The popular WGT by Topgolf mobile golf game, loved by 30M gamers playing virtual champion courses and iconic holes in photorealistic quality
  3. A participating Toptracer-enabled Topgolf venue, where players of all skill levels can enjoy the multi-level entertainment experience fans have grown to know and love

“At Topgolf, we are all about an engaging experience, seamless technology and, most importantly, fun,” said Topgolf CEO Artie Starrs. “That is why the 9-Shot Challenge is such a great fit to introduce again to players around the world.  It is not only fun, but also truly accessible from anywhere – whether you are playing at a Toptracer Range, on your mobile device or at one of our venues.  We can’t wait to kick off this global competition and cheer on the participants during this unique experience that only Topgolf can deliver.”

Future tournaments will provide access to other notable courses, including Torrey Pines and The Royal St George’s Golf Club, among others. 

To follow the tournament and see tournament rules, visit Topgolf’s 9-Shot Challenge site.

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