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2024 Prodigy Presents WACO: Top Storylines + How To Watch

By Michelle Springett
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The 2024 Waco Annual Charity Open (WACO) is set to be a captivating disc golf spectacle, showcasing both MPO and FPO divisions in a thrilling exhibition of skill, strategy, and fierce competition. With a history dating back to 1996, WACO has become a staple on the Disc Golf Pro Tour, attracting elite players globally. Past results underscore the event’s unpredictable nature, ensuring fans witness captivating performances and intense battles for supremacy in Texas.

Need to Know:

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THUNDERSTORMS IN THE FORECAST

  • Thursday, 3/07/2024: Rain and scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Potential for severe thunderstorms.
  • Friday, 3/08/2024: Scattered thunderstorms in the morning, then partly cloudy late. Potential for severe thunderstorms. 
  • Saturday, 3/09/2024: A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny.
  • Sunday, 3/10/2024: Sunshine and clouds mixed.

FPO Lookahead

The 2024 WACO Annual Charity Open promises excitement for disc golf fans, particularly in the FPO division, with a competitive showdown brewing amongst a full field of elite women players. Kristin Tattar, the world’s number one, enters as the defending WACO champion, heightening anticipation for her first performance of the year. Notably, the last six years have seen six different winners at WACO, highlighting the event’s unpredictability for the FPO field. 2020 champion Eveliina Salonen, fresh off her Chess.com victory, adds intrigue, and Ella Hansen seeks redemption after finishing as the 2023 runner-up.

The FPO division guarantees intense competition, given the diverse list of recent champions and the exceptional skill of the athletes. Kristin Tattar, with a record-breaking 2023 season, aims to continue her dominance, while contenders like Catrina Allen and Paige Pierce bring their impressive track records and proven success at the bEast. The 2024 WACO FPO division will showcase the dynamic and competitive nature of the field with a mix of seasoned champions and rising stars.

MPO Lookahead

Top MPO professionals face unique challenges in their pursuit of the championship title. Defending champion Kyle Klein, coming off a USDGC win in 2023, is expected to mount a strong title defense after finishing 5th at the 2024 Chess.com Invitational. Anthony Barela, the Chess.com champion, faces a challenge at WACO, having yet to break into the top 20 in his two previous starts.

The tournament highlights two multiple-time winners, Jeremy Koling (2017 and 2018) and Paul McBeth (2019 and 2022), with McBeth holding the course record of 49 (-18) from 2019. This year’s competition gains intrigue with adding the new Lake Waco Golf Club to the familiar Brazos East course. Players must prove their mettle on the challenging WACO terrain to emerge victorious.

All the action starts on Wednesday with the WACO press conference! 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

Prodigy presents WACO | PDGA Event Page

LIVE SCORING

Official scores, tee times, live stats, and round ratings can be found on the PDGA Live

PRESS CONFERENCE (WEDNESDAY – MAR. 06)

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

TIME NAME
1:00 PM CT Phill Dilone
1:10 PM CT Jeremy Koling
1:20 PM CT Kyle Klein
1:30 PM CT Anthony Barela
1:40 PM CT Eveliina Salonen
1:50 PM CT Zach Nash
2:00 PM CT Paige Pierce
2:10 PM CT Ricky Wysocki
2:20 PM CT Chantel Budinsky
2:30 PM CT Ryan Draper
1:40 PM ET Kristin Tattar

LIVE COVERAGE

DISC GOLF NETWORK

The Disc Golf Network (DGN) is the home of live disc golf. The DGN is a subscription streaming and on-demand platform built by the Disc Golf Pro Tour. Covering the world’s best players competing in the sport’s most elite tournaments. For more information on Disc Golf Network offerings, check out this article → What are the subscription tiers offered by the Disc Golf Network?

Active PDGA members receive a discount on their monthly DGN subscription »

MAKE SURE YOU ARE SET UP TO WATCH DISC GOLF NETWORK THIS WEEKEND!

If you’re a current Disc Golf Network subscriber, you may notice that the platform looks different than in years past.

The article below will help guide you through the steps needed to access the new platform and avoid any issues with playing the stream.

Read more and get troubleshooting help → Your Access Guide to the New Disc Golf Network (updated)

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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, February 22.

POST-PRODUCTION COVERAGE

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