Posts Tagged ‘World Series of Golf’

RE: World Series of Golf in the Hole

by , May 18, 2008 | 11:53 pm

Here are some pictures snapped at the WSOG, by yours truly in between rounds at the tasty complimentary buffet organizers had set up inside. Mmmm, ribs.

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World Series of Golf is in the Hole

by , | 10:17 pm

It seems that the World Series of Golf has come and gone. A car salesman from Michigan, Andrew “AJ” Johnson, won the $250,000 first prize, and Erick Lindgren came in second place for $60,000. Also in the final round was Allen Cunningham. (Is there anything that guy can’t do?)

The Full Tilt-sponsored 80-person event took place at the Las Vegas Paiute Golf Resort and concluded on May 15. The WSOG is scheduled to air on CBS Sports on June 28 and 29.

Can I get a golf clap?

The World Series of Golf and the Future of Poker on TV

by , May 14, 2008 | 7:23 pm

So the WSOG has been a really cool event … it grew this year from 60 players to 80 players, probably only 30 of whom were poker players. I hope it continues to grow to the point that poker has only a minor connection to it … because when they can get the Charles Barkleys and Michael Jordans competing in it, then I gotta think it would be a huge TVmajig. (Currently it will be airing on CBS as a time-buy, paid for primarily by Full Tilt.)

Here’s an article about the WSOG in USA Today. What I find most fascinating are the comments it has gotten — comments not by staunchly pro- or anti-poker people … but by run-o-the-mill Americans who have a slight interest in reading a not-so-prominent article about a quirky variant of golf. They give a lot of insight into the challenges that poker faces in the future (on TV and otherwise):