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2024 OTB Open: Top Storylines + How to Watch

By Michelle Springett
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In the Know: Your Guide to Watching the 2024 OTB Open presented by MVP Disc Sports with Top Storylines & Stats

Gear up for an exciting weekend of disc golf at the 2024 OTB Open presented by MVP Disc Sports. With an impressive lineup of elite athletes and a course set at Swenson Park, anticipation is high for this premier event. In the FPO division, all eyes are on Missy Gannon, fresh off her Dynamic Discs Open triumph, while Paige Pierce aims to defend her undefeated streak in Stockton. Meanwhile, in the MPO division, Calvin Heimburg rides the momentum of his recent Elite Series win, while Gannon Buhr seeks to maintain his remarkable top-10 streak. 

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Copenhagen Open Recap
Eveliina Salonen stole the spotlight at the 2024 Copenhagen Open, showcasing her remarkable skills and tenacity in a thrilling 2-hole playoff against Kaidi Allsalu. Salonen’s clutch performance, including a stunning Circle 2 step-putt for eagle on Hole 18, secured her victory, marking her third win of the season. Meanwhile, in the MPO division, Jesse Nieminen claimed his first DGPT win, while young talents Roland Kõur and Eetu Tuominen impressed with top-5 finishes. The event showcased the depth of talent and the exciting competition awaiting at the OTB Open. Catch up on all of the details with the Top 5 Moments of the 2024 Copenhagen Open and all the action that happened last weekend.

FPO LOOKAHEAD 

The 2024 OTB Open presented by MVP Disc Sports is shaping up to be an exciting event, with several compelling storylines and statistics to follow, particularly in the FPO division:

  1. Missy Gannon’s Unyielding Momentum: Fresh off her triumphant victory at the Dynamic Discs Open, Missy Gannon charges into the OTB Open with an unwavering surge of confidence. With two Major/Elite Series wins already in 2024, she’s on par with her career-best season and is poised to extend her winning streak. 
  2. Ohn Scoggins’ Consistency: Ohn Scoggins boasts an impressive 11-event top 10 streak at the Majors/Elite Series, making her a formidable contender. Her streak is the second-longest active after Kristin Tattar.
  3. Paige Pierce’s Unrelenting Reign in Stockton: Pierce, the reigning three-time OTB Champion, stands undefeated in Stockton, having triumphed in all three previous events held there. However, her victory drought since the 2023 OTB makes this event a pivotal moment for her to reclaim her dominance in Stockton. 
  4. Kristin Tattar’s Rating Milestone: While not participating in the 2024 OTB Open, Kristin Tattar became the first FPO player to achieve a rating of 1000, marking a significant milestone in her career. The DGPT sat down with Tattar to discuss what it takes to succeed on tour, you can read the exclusive interview now!
  5. DGPT Standings: Eveliina Salonen leads the DGPT standings, followed by Kristin Tattar and Ohn Scoggins. Notably, Heidi Laine jumps up after a top 5 finish in Copenhagen, indicating a potential shift in the rankings. Read more about all the Current Disc Golf Pro Tour World Points Standings here!


FPO1 feature card: Paige Pierce, Missy Gannon, Ella Hansen, Madison Walker
FPO2 feature card: Ohn Scoggins, Anniken Steen, Lykke Lorentzen, Jessica Weese

MPO LOOKAHEAD

Here’s a quick breakdown of the top storylines and statistics for in the MPO division:

  1. Calvin Heimburg’s Momentum: Heimburg enters the OTB Open fresh off his first Elite Series win in over a year at the Dynamic Discs Open. With a strong track record of top finishes, including consistent performances at OTB, Heimburg is a force to be reckoned with.
  2. Gannon Buhr’s Consistency: Buhr boasts the longest MPO active top-10 streak at 9 Major/Elite Series events, showcasing his consistency and competitiveness in the MPO division. He will aim to maintain this streak and secure another strong finish at the OTB Open.
  3. Anthony Barela’s Quest for Redemption: DGPT #1 Anthony Barela looks to bounce back after experiencing his first missed top 10 of 2024 at the Dynamic Discs Open. With a strong history at OTB, including podium finishes and consistent top 10s, Barela aims to reclaim his position at the top of the standings. 
  4. DGPT Standings: Barela and Buhr maintain their positions at the top of the standings, with Niklas Anttila retaking 3rd place after a podium finish in Copenhagen. Read more about all the Current Disc Golf Pro Tour World Points Standings here!


MPO1 feature card: Emerson Keith, Matthew Orum, Eagle McMahon, Anthony Barela
MPO2 feature card: Gannon Buhr, James Conrad, Jesse Nieminen, Raven Newsom

All the action starts on Friday, May 17th! Tune in to the Disc Golf Network and catch post-pro coverage from JomezPro all weekend. 

Spectator tickets are still available »

How To Watch:

Here’s everything you need to know to catch the action this weekend:

TEE TIMES & ROUND RATINGS
OTB Open | PDGA Event Page


Official scores, tee times, PDGA Live scoring, and round ratings can be found on the official event page on PDGA.com.

DISC GOLF NETWORK BROADCAST TIMES
Live daily broadcasts from Friday 5/17 – Sunday 5/19

  • FPO | Coverage begins at 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET with Tournament Central. Multi-card coverage starts at 9:30 AM PT / 12:30 PM ET
  • MPO | Coverage begins at 2:30 PM PT / 5:30 PM ET with Tournament Central. Multi-card coverage starts at 3:00 PM PT / 6:00 PM ET

 

LIVE SCORES AND STATS
Live scores and stats will also be available on both the DGPT website and on PDGA Live all weekend! 

PRESS CONFERENCE

Watch on the Disc Golf Network or on the DGPT YouTube Channel

TIME NAME
1:00 PM ET Sean Jack + Sean Mercy (Tournament Directors)
1:10 PM ET Jesse Nieminen
1:20 PM ET Paige Pierce
1:30 PM ET Emerson Keith
1:40 PM ET Missy Gannon
1:50 PM ET Calvin Heimburg
2:00 PM ET Anniken Steen
2:10 PM ET Jessica Weese
2:20 PM ET Leonard Muise (Course Designer)
2:30 PM ET Andrew Johnson (MVP Rep)

 

LIVE COVERAGE

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In addition to the DGN, the live broadcast for both divisions will be simulcast free on the DGPT YouTube channel for the first round only on Thursday, April 25th.

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