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GolfNow Championship marks first major of 2014

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The calendar has now turned to March. The PGA Tour is concluding its Florida swing, many courses in the northern U.S. are beginning to thaw out, and the WGT Virtual Tour is gathering the best in virtual golf for the first major of 2014.

The GolfNow Championship is now underway, with virtual golfers of all skill levels welcomed to try their hand at the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island. The venue that hosted the 1991 Ryder Cup, and more recently the 2012 PGA Championship won by Rory McIlroy, will test players of all ability with a challenging layout that is often influenced by gusting winds off the Atlantic Ocean.

The tournament will feature 36 holes of stroke-play competition, with participants afforded an unlimited amount of attempts to card their lowest first-round score by March 26th, but only one chance to card a second-round score by March 31st. Since it serves as the first major of the year, the purse for the GolfNow Championship will be 400,000 WGT credits - twice the size of the purses at either of the first two events of 2014 - and will be split between the top 70 cumulative scores from each tier (Pro and higher).

Whether real-world or virtual, the conditions of a major championship can prove unnerving for even the game's best, and this month's event should be no different. Click here to get signed up before heading to the first tee at Kiawah, and see how you fare within the confines of a major!