Hailey King was among the players to put on an incredible show at the DGPT Championship. Photo: DGPT / Alyssa Van Lanen
The numbers are in and they show that disc golf's network debut on ESPN2 was an unqualified success. With over 225,000 total viewers, including 115,000 in the key 18-49 year old sales demographic, the two-hour broadcast, which featured the final round of the 2020 DGPT Championship, was well ahead of any other ESPN2 programming for the day.
Hailey King bested Paige Pierce in a two-hole playoff for the DGPT Championship. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT
Defining moments happen when the pressure is at its peak.
That’s the point of the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship, to throw the best players in the sport into the gauntlet, crank up the nerves and let them battle. The Pro Tour season came down to the wire on Sunday with the pressure at an all-time high.
Hailey King joins Paige Pierce, Catrina Allen and Lisa Fajkus in the FPO finals. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / Disc Golf Pro Tour
Eight players and 36 holes remain in the 2020 Disc Golf Pro Tour season.
And what a wild ride it's been.
From the Memorial, a shutdown with a restart and all the way through Saturday's semifinals of the 2020 DGPT Championship at the Hornet's Nest in Charlotte, North Carolina, this season is wrapping up the same way it started.
Eric Oakley followed-up his 7-under opening round with a solid 6-under performance that included a highlight-reel finish. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT
Conventional wisdom has it that players advancing from early rounds at the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship carry an advantage over those who, by virtue of their higher seeding and according to the Championship’s unique format, are thrust into the fray mid battle.
Jeremy Koling used his forehand to great effect on the technical fairways of the Hornets Nest Park course. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / Disc Golf Pro Tour
It has been a proud symbol of the City’s fighting spirit ever since General Cornwallis bemoaned the “hornet’s nest of rebellion” as he fled with his troops following the Battle of Charlotte in 1780.
On Thursday, as 16 of the top 32 MPO players on the Disc Golf Pro Tour took on Hornet’s Nest Park for the first round of the 2020 Tour Championship, it became clear that, 240 years later, Charlotte can still carry a sting.
The culminating event of the 2020 Disc Golf Pro Tour takes place this weekend with the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship. The competition will take place from October 15-18 with feature and lead card coverage broadcast live on the Disc Golf Network. The live coverage will be split into two separate broadcasts with MPO being covered Thursday-Sunday starting at 2:35 PM ET and 9:25 AM ET Friday-Sunday for FPO.
Post-Production coverage will be provided by JomezPro, Gatekeeper Media, and GK Pro.
Here’s everything else you need to know to catch the action this weekend.
Chris Dickerson will have an opportunity to cap-off a career season with a three-peat at the Tour Championship. Photo: DGPT
The Disc Golf Pro Tour is upping the ante once again at the Tour Championship, which is set to kick-off today in Charlotte.
When the Tour announced that $15,000 would be paid to the winner of both the MPO and FPO fields, it was hailed as a milestone, both as a record-shattering figure for the FPO field (previously $5,500 at the 2017 PDGA Pro World Championships) and as a timely symbol of equality for women’s disc golf.