The Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel offers live coverage from the Portugal Masters, the opening event of the 2021 European eTour season; Eight players are competing using the World Golf Tour (WGT) game
By Sky Sports Golf
Last Updated: 29/04/21 11:06am
The new European eTour golf season begins on Thursday, with the Portugal Masters available to watch for free via Sky Sports Golf’s live YouTube stream.Golf’s first esports series is played using the online and mobile golf game World Golf Tour (WGT), with the Portugal Masters the first of six events on the 2021 European eTour schedule. A five-week qualification process has whittled down thousands of players to just eight, with those remaining competing in a straight knockout format to try and claim the $10,000 first prize. Payton Gordley – known on the game as golfx3 – is among those in action as he looks to replicate his dominant 2020 season, where he won five times and earned over $50,000, while Joshua Smith – who plays as JSmithers – starts as top seed after impressing during the qualifying campaign. “I’m the favourite in every match,” Smith said. “If I play my game, I’m tough to beat. I hope to win a couple of events this season, I’ve been practising a lot and I’m very positive after earning the number one seeding for these finals.” The winners of each quarter-final will progress to the semi-final, with the two remaining players competing for the first prize. The full contest will be live on the European Tour’s social media channels and – for free – from 4pm on the Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel.Click on the video above to watch our free live stream from the European eTour’s Portugal Masters!