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may
15

World Series of Golf Winner Crowned

Tags: Las vegas, World series of Golf, WSOG.
Posted on Friday, May 15, 2009 by "M".

Jody Garaventa, a 33-year old poker professional form North Carolina managed to turn his $10.000 stake into $300.000 by taking down the first price in the World Series of Golf in Las Vagas.

The WSOG have been held for a couple of years now and it is growing more and more for every year that it is held. Even though this is a golf tournament it resembles poker in many ways. The thing that resembles poker the most is the betting structure which is the exact same as in poker with chech, fold and raise options.

Graventa is an 11-handicap player and he took down the championship after beating Kevin Dumont who is a 3-handicapper. In a straight up golf tournament an 11-handicapper would not stand much of a chance against a 3-handicapper but with this tournament structure it evens out.

Dumont was awarded with $100.000 for his second place finish.

In the WSOG of 2009 a total of 125 players participated and a lot of famous poker professionals took part.


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2 comments for "World Series of Golf Winner Crowned"

 Fakiry5/15/2009 3:35:18 PM GMT
This should be nice to watch:
- "I bet $1,000 like i can make a pair at hole 9."
- "Oh yeah? So i'll raise $3,000 and i'll make a birdie!"
Smile
 archy225/16/2009 11:21:32 AM GMT
wow that is really a great news that this guy has been paid so high for winning golf. i am also playing online golf many a times, but never played it for money till now since i am not aware of any such paying sites.

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