The LPGA announced today the launch of LPGA eTour Live, an online golf match-play esports competition in an exclusive partnership with World Golf Tour (WGT) by Topgolf.
Eight LPGA and Symetra Tour players will play head-to-head in a series of seven nine-hole, online matches twice a week beginning Wednesday, May 13, culminating with a championship match on Wednesday, June 3. All matches will take place at 2 p.m. EDT and will stream live on LPGA and Topgolf digital platforms.
Here are the details of these matches.
Wednesday, May 13:
Match 1 – Jessica Korda vs. Nelly Korda
Friday, May 15:
Match 2 – Angel Yin vs. Lizette Salas
Wednesday, May 20:
Match 3 – Tiffany Joh vs. Jenny Shin
Friday, May 22:
Match 4 – Jane Park vs. Lucy Li
Wednesday, May 27:
Match 5 – Semifinal: winners of Matches 1 and 2
Friday, May 29:
Match 6 – Semifinal: winners of Matches 3 and 4
Wednesday, June 3:
Match 7 – Championship: winners of Matches 5 and 6
The first match between Jessica Korda and Nelly Korda will feature Congressional Country Club’s Blue Course, home to the 2022 and 2027 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Players can choose from numerous famed courses in the WGT portfolio, including the Old Course at St Andrews (host of the 2007 and 2013 AIG Women’s British Open), Oakmont Country Club (1992 and 2010 U.S. Women’s Open) and Pinehurst No. 2 (2014 U.S. Women’s Open), as well as future U.S. Women’s Open venues Erin Hills (2025), the Lake Course at The Olympic Club (2021) and Pebble Beach Golf Links (2023).
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. GOLFTV’s Henni Zuel and Golf Channel’s Tom Abbott will add commentary during the Wednesday matches, with Golf Channel’s Karen Stupples commentating on Fridays.
It looks like online golf just got that little bit more interesting!