YAHOO! Sports and PGATOUR.com Tee Off Co-Branded Fantasy Golf 09
Yahoo! Sports, the leading online sports destination and fantasy game provider, and PGATOUR.COM, the official site of the PGA TOUR, unveiled Fantasy Golf 09, the official free fantasy game of the PGA TOUR. Golf fans can enjoy the ultimate fantasy experience, complete with access to PGA TOUR video, statistical information, and editorial commentary. Fantasy Golf 09 also includes all of the valuable features for which Yahoo! Sports is known for, such as deep integration of stats and player data, as well as stability and reliability.
Fantasy Golf 09 is available and free to play at http://golf.fantasysports.yahoo.com/golf and can also be accessed at http://www.pgatour.com/fantasy. Registration is available from now until September 23 with THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca Cola. This covers the PGA TOUR Regular Season and PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. Each week, the team with the best fantasy performance will receive a dozen Nike One Vapor golf balls, and three times throughout the season the segment winner will be awarded a PGA TOUR Experience package, which includes an all-expense paid trip to play TPC Sawgrass, TPC Las Vegas, or TPC Scottsdale.
Additional highlights of the Yahoo! Sports and PGATOUR.COM Fantasy Golf 09 include:
Free play this is one of the only fantasy sports destinations online that allows fans to get in the game without spending a penny.
An exciting way for golf fans to follow the sport as PGA TOUR members navigate the challenging courses and competitive
A totally new Team page with headshots and enhanced stats, Group Picks, real-time scoring, challenging game play, and weekly expert advice.
Millions of fans who use Yahoo! Sports for their fantasy experience, making Yahoo! Sports the premiere fantasy destination.
Each week, Fantasy Golf 09 general managers choose an eight-man team and select a starting foursome before each round. The fantasy season is comprised of weekly contests that fall into three segments. The weekly contests generally begin on Thursday and conclude on Sunday, except in the case of real-life playoff situations. The three segments include Winter (January 8 March 29), Spring (April 2 June 21) and Summer (June 25 September 27).
Fantasy Golf 09 is an extension of the relationship between Turner Sports, which operates PGATOUR.COM, and Yahoo! Sports that allows the companies to collaborate on advertising and sports-related content. PGATOUR.COM still continues to offer premium fantasy games such as Salary Cap Cup through a partnership with Head2Head Sports.
About Yahoo! Sports
Yahoo! Sports (http://sports.yahoo.com) is one of the leading sports destinations on the web, offering a fast, live, and interactive experience for sports fans online. With original fantasy games, real-time scores, and breaking news features, Yahoo! Sports is the destination of choice for more than 20 million fans each month.
The official Web site of the PGA TOUR, PGATOUR.COM was launched in 1997 to serve the growing needs of golf fans. In 2006, the PGA TOUR partnered with Turner Sports to co-produce the site. With an international fan base following the action of the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, and Nationwide Tour, PGATOUR.COM is the number one site in golf. PGATOUR.COM features official real-time scoring, world-class editorial content, exclusive LIVE@ multimedia coverage, and its complete PGA TOUR archive of stats.
Turner Sports, Inc., a Time Warner company, presents some of the best and most popular sporting events worldwide and is a leader in televised and online sports programming. With events airing on TBS and TNT, Turner Sports line-up includes NASCAR and NASCAR.COM, the NBA, Major League Baseball, professional golf, PGATOUR.COM and PGA.com. Turner Sports also manages NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, WNBA.com, NBADLeague.com and NBA League Pass.
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