“Thanks LIV. Face It”: Fans React to PGA Tour’s GOLF+ Presentation

The PGA Tour has signed a five-year deal with Golf+, a leading virtual reality game. Golf+ promises to be an interactive virtual reality experience for its users.

Recently, the world number 1 and also one of Golf+’s investors, Rory McIlroy, tweeted about the announcement. In response, fans had a few things to say.

“Thanks to LIV. Accept it”

@McIlroyRory @golfplusvr Thanks to LIVE. Face it, they upset the apple cart and PGATOUR (and you) are the beneficiaries. You should be thanking GN, not punishing him. Amazing what completion does within a market. Your TOUR took advantage of its players for years. Your anger must include them

“Golf+ is really a blast.”

Interesting question!

“LIV Lovers Are Lame”

Another user called the ace golfer a “spokesperson.”

Some fans are quite excited about the game and have several important questions.

The PGA Tour and GOLF+ made a long-term deal that made GOLF+ the “Official Virtual Reality Golf Game of the PGA TOUR.”

With this new deal, GOLF+ players will get exclusive content and features similar to real-world PGA Tour tournaments.

Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and other big names invest in Golf+

Rory McIlroy is one of the main investors in GOLF+ (Image via Cy Cyr/GolfPass)Stephen Curry, tom bradyand Mike Trout.

The latest investors in GOLF+ are Breyer Capital Group. Two-time Masters winner Ben Crenshaw, who is also one of the most respected golf course architects, also invested in the game.

Other major investors include Jimmy Dunne, the founder of 1-800 Contacts, Jonathan Coon, and Sam Palmisano (IBM CEO). Pennybacker Capital founder and CEO Tim Berry, Kendra Scott (Tom Nolan) and Silicon Labs founder Nav Sooch are other big names.

Breyer Capital founder Jim Breyer was one of the first names in Facebook’s institutional funding round in 2005. This funding round for Golf+ came to about $6 million.

“From the first moment I met the GOLF+ team, I knew they had both the technical expertise and the passion for golf to take the sport into the metaverse,” said Breyer.

The GOLF+ brand came to light in late 2021 when it added the full course set. However, the company was founded in 2018 as a virtual reality app. Golf+ was co-founded by two friends, Ryan Engle and Rob Holzhauer, who wanted to create a platform for golfers to socialize and compete in a virtual environment.

in 2020, Engle and Holzhauer released the Pro Putt game and a VR Top Golf venue before it evolved into its current format.

“We have spent countless hours refining the GOLF+ experience to be as close to the real game as possible, but it is not an alternative or replacement for traditional golf,” Engle said.

“It’s a new way to experience the game and our goal with GOLF+ is to bring golf into the lives of as many people as possible.”

GOLF+ virtual reality is made to complement traditional golf. It omits issues like time, green fees, and weather, helping users play as freely as they like.

The VR aspect can also be useful for those who don’t know the basics of the game but are keen to learn. One can learn at their own pace with their choice of time without much stress.

A variety of golf course options, coupled with a true golf-like gaming experience, makes it even more interesting. Thousands of golfers have played more than six million rounds of golf in the year of its release.

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Edited by Akshay Saraswat

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