The competition was fierce throughout this year’s Golden Tee World Championships put on by Incredible Technologies and running June 8 through 10 at Las Vegas’ Orleans hotel. But in the end, a winner emerged: Evan Gossett (pictured above) of St. Peters, Mo., who took home $20,000 and the title. Over $104,000 was awarded during the three-day event, with thousands more in wagers and bets sanctioned by the Nevada Gaming Board.
Gossett bested a field of 64 of the world’s most skilled Golden Tee players, giving him the cash prize, as well as the chance to be digitally memorialized in future G.T. games. The final spot was offered the first day of the event to the winner of a special “Closest to the Pin” match that was open to the public. Dave Sandmire of Waterloo, Wisc., won the coveted spot in dramatic fashion, beating competitor Tony Johnson of Minnesota, on the very last hole.
Over seven hours of exciting game action and commentary from the event can be seen on YouTube. World Championship leaderboards and brackets can be found at the LIVEWIRE website and GT Caddy app, as well as Facebook and Twitter.