So, do you enjoy playing golf? Or maybe you’re a poker player? Either ways, here’s something to cheer you up! Apparently, with this stuff, you can have betting, bluffing, swinging, all in one, as the High Stakes Golf Tournament promises to take the game to a “hole” new level.
So, if this isn't your buddy’s wappy Sunday game at the club, do not be sad! Try this other thing instead! After all, who wouldn’t like to play in an event that combines the wagering format of high stakes poker with the skill of golf? Oh, not to mention the class, the skillfulness and everything that comes together.
However, if all theses have made you drool just a little bit, the pay attention! According to several media sources, the Full Tilt Poker.net World Series of Golf(r) “tees off” on the CBS television network, on June 28 and 29, at 2PM EDT, for the national broadcast of its second annual tournament. This means, you should start packing those Cheetos and prepare your couch potato super kit right now Mister!
In addition, it has been also reported that the sports television is preparing a special presentation that reveals all the “thrills” of golf with the character intrigue of a reality program. It seems that the two one-hour episodes chronicles the story of eighty amateur golfers as they come to Las Vegas for a first-place $250K cash prize in an event that combines high stakes, high class, and high drama into a golf event that has been described as the most innovative golf format since the Skins Games.
Regarding the whole “pokero-golfic” reality show, the President of the World Series of Golf and NCAA football record holder, Mr. Terry Leiweke said: ''The World Series of Golf is about the personalities in the game, and our television broadcast focuses on an incredibly unique group of individuals. The players in our event are golfers that any average guy can relate to. They talk trash, they love to gamble, and on any given day, they could drain a twenty-foot putt with some real money on the line.''
Giving the fact that they’ll have to stand a big team of players, the viewers will also inevitable get familiar with some participants from the worlds of sports, entertainment, and of course, professional poker. All in all, the Tournament players includes high-profile participants such as: Ray Romano (the actor from “Everybody Loves Raymond”), comedian Phil Gordon, world-class poker pro, author and television host Phil Ivey, five-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Tom Schneider, 2007 World Series of Poker Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu, two World Poker Tour titles Rhett Butler, 2006 World Series of Poker main event 5th-place finisher Chris ''Jesus'' Ferguson, 2000 World Series of Poker Champion Erick Lindgren, 2004 World Series of Poker Player of the Year Dusty Allen, former major league baseball player Emily Jillette, wife of magician Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller)
Do you want to know what’s so cool about the World Series of Golf? Besides the fact that it gathers “la crème de la crème” in the industry, it combines the wagering format of Texas Hold 'Em with the skill of golf in a patent-pending format that allows for high-stakes to ride on each golf hole.
In other words, players ante up on each tee, then can bet, raise, call, check, or fold on each subsequent shot. Of course, there is also this minor detail: rather than shooting the lowest golf course score, the object of the game is to claim the pot on each hole, eventually eliminating your opponents by winning all of their chips.
Overall, with a $10,000 buy-in, the super classy top event attracted amateur golfers from across the United States and Canada. And the participants weren’t only famous rich asses but it also represented all “walks of life” ranging from private investors and
Keep in mind that the World Series of Golf has engaged in a multi-year domestic U.S. broadcast partnership with network television's sports leader, CBS Sports.
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