Virtual golf tournament gets underway

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08-05-2020 01:00:00 · 0 Comments

European Tour players including Martin Kaymer, Joost Luiten, Mike Lorenzo Vera, Lee Westwood and Bernd Wiesberger will go head-to-head from their own homes in the BMW Indoor Invitational powered by TrackMan, a new series of virtual golf tournaments using the latest simulator technology.

With regular tournament action currently suspended due to the ongoing global efforts against the spread of Coronavirus, many leading professionals have been turning to solutions at home, including the latest TrackMan software and simulators, to keep their golf game sharp.
The BMW Indoor Invitational powered by TrackMan will enable them to compete against each other, giving golf fans the chance to watch all the action on the European Tour’s social media channels using #BMWTrackManInvitational. Tournament footage will also be available via https://bmw.trackmaninvitational.com.
The new series will consist of five one-round (18 hole) strokeplay tournaments played virtually on some of Europe’s most iconic golf courses, powered by TrackMan.
Each tournament winner will receive $10,000 towards their chosen charity or relief fund which has been helping communities impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Players will compete remotely using their home set-up between Monday and Wednesday and the action will then be shown on the European Tour’s social media channels each Saturday for the next five weeks.
The first week will see players tackling St Andrews Old Course, followed by Royal Portrush the next week, then Golfclub München Eichenried, Real Club Valderrama and finally Wentworth on the fifth week.
Rufus Hack, the European Tour’s Chief Content Officer, said: “While the absolute priority for all of us has been, and continues to be, public health and well-being, we also recognise that golf fans are missing watching the leading players compete. Hopefully, the BMW Indoor Invitational powered by TrackMan can help fill the void and provide our fans with some entertainment across the next five weeks whilst also benefitting charities or relief funds which have been so essential in the battle against Coronavirus.”
You can watch the action on the European Tour social media channels, starting on 9 May.
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