February 6 2012
The PGA TOUR is introducing an enhanced version of its Matchups Game on Facebook that was introduced last year. Beginning with this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and running through the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola on Sept. 17-23, the game will give users more flexibility and will continue to award fans with weekly prizes.
New this year is a Grand Prize drawing that will award one lucky fan a shopping spree of $1,500 at Shop.PGATOUR.COM. Fans enter the Grand Prize drawing based on in-game achievements such as getting perfect picks in a week, playing five weeks in a row, referring friends to play, and reaching certain point goals. Additional weekly and season-long prizes will be awarded. No purchase is necessary to play.
“Our fans told us how much they enjoyed playing and offered some great suggestions on how to enhance the game,” said Scott Gutterman, PGA TOUR Executive Producer for New Media. “The 2012 Matchups game gives users more flexibility and control to create their own challenges with their friends. And, we knew having mobile accessibility was important.”
In addition to making picks, fans can create custom challenges to compete against their friends, co-workers and fellow fans.
Participants can make their picks beginning noon Monday of most tournament weeks and until 6 a.m. ET Thursday. Log on to the PGA TOUR Facebook page and click the Matchups link to see the Official Rules and get started. From there, enter your gamer name and you're in.
THIS WEEK’S MATCHUPS
|Tiger Woods vs. Dustin Johnson||Two superstars with winning resumes at Pebble Beach|
|Phil Mickelson vs. Nick Watney||California natives looking for a win on "home" turf|
|Aaron Baddeley vs. Geoff Ogilvy||Battle of Australian Presidents Cup teammates|
|Vijay Singh vs. Jim Furyk||The 2008 FedExCup champ vs. the 2010 FedExCup champ|
|Ian Poulter vs. Ryan Moore||Two of the PGA TOUR’s snazziest dressers|