From the comfort of their own homes, LPGA Tour players have been going head-to-head in virtual match-play events with the same comradery and good-natured ribbing found week-in and week-out on Tour. The LPGA eTour Live esports competition was launched on May 12 in an exclusive partnership with World Golf Tour (WGT) by Topgolf.
There are still five matches remaining with the next match debuting Wednesday at 2 p.m. ET.
Sisters, Jessica and Nelly Korda, battled it out in the first match on May 13, where Jessica came out on top. The nine-hole, online match consisted of laughs and sibling rivalry. GOLFTV’s Henni Zuel and Golf Channel’s Tom Abbott’s hosted the event and will continue to do so for every Wednesday match.
The 2019 Solheim Cup partners, Angel Yin and Lizette Salas, were the contenders in Match 2. As a more avid video gamer, Angel Yin had her eyes on the final prize, an Acer laptop. Hosted by Golf Channel’s Karen Stupples, the match ended with Yin 4-up. Jessica and Yin will meet in the semi-final match on May 27.
On Wednesday, May 20, at 2 p.m. ET, Jenny Shin and Tiffany Joh will compete in the third match of the seven-match series. That match will be played on The Old Course, St Andrews, Scotland. You can watch the match-up on all LPGA and Topgolf digital platforms.
The fourth LPGA eTour Live esports match will include Jane Park and Symetra Tour’s Lucy Li on Friday, May 22, also at 2 p.m. ET at Pinehurst No.2. The winners of match 2 and 3 will meet in the semifinals.
The matches will stream live on the WGT Twitch, YouTube and Facebook accounts, LPGA’s Twitter, Facebook, YouTube accounts and LPGA.com, and Discovery’s GOLFTV Twitter and Facebook accounts, and will be available via VOD on Golf Channel’s YouTube and GolfChannel.com.