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2024 USWDGC: Top Storylines + How to Watch

By Charles McCracken
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The first PDGA Pro Major of the year here, and it’s ALL about FPO this week. The 2024 U.S. Women’s Disc Golf Championship starts on Thursday!

NEED TO KNOW THIS WEEKEND

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  • NEED HELP WITH YOUR DGN ACCOUNT? If you’ve experienced any issues with accessing the DGN live streams over the past few weekends, it’s likely an easy fix. Take a look at this article to make sure you’re all set to catch the first Major this weekend.

TUNE INTO THE FIRST-EVER JOMEZCAST!

There’s something new cooking on the JomezPro channel this weekend! For the first time ever, Disc Golf Network will be LIVE on the JomezPro YouTube channel (round one only) with exclusive alternate commentary from Big Jerm + other guests! Tune in on Youtube during round one and to DGN Pro for round four on Sunday! Sunday’s JOMEZCAST is only available in the DGN Pro subscription. We can’t wait to hear Jerm in the live commentary booth!

FPO LOOKAHEAD

Five storylines to keep your eye on heading into Championship Sunday.

Kristin Tattar’s Historic Quest

Defending champion Kristin Tattar is at the center of the 2024 USWDGC narrative. With an unparalleled run, Tattar has dominated the FPO for the last year, winning the last five FPO Majors—a first in disc golf history (Juliana Korver won 5 FPO Majors in a row that she played, but she skipped on Major in that run). Tattar’s potential victory at the 2024 USWDGC would mark an unprecedented sixth consecutive FPO Major win, further solidifying her status as one of the sport’s all-time greats. Tattar’s performance is not just about quantity; her quality of play has been equally impressive. A win this weekend would tie her with Des Reading for the fewest number of Major starts to reach seven wins (16).

Ohn Scoggins’s Pursuit of Major Glory

Ohn Scoggins, another athlete to watch, is hunting for her first FPO Major victory. Fresh off a record-setting victory at Austin with an event rating of 1029—the highest FPO event rating ever recorded—Scoggins’s form suggests she’s a strong contender. Her 11-stroke victory, the largest margin of the season, alongside her consistency at the USWDGC with two podium finishes in the last two years, positions her as a formidable challenger. Scoggins already has 5 FP40 (age-protected) PDGA Major wins, so all signs point to her having a real shot in Texas this weekend.

The Return of Paige Pierce

Five-time USWDGC winner Paige Pierce makes her much-anticipated return to the Major stage, recovering from an ankle break last year. Pierce’s history of dominance at US Women’s, highlighted by shooting the highest rated FPO Major round of all time at the 2021 USWDGC (1024 rated), ensures she cannot be overlooked. Her drive to increase her record of most FPO wins at US Women’s Championship adds an exciting dynamic to the competition this weekend.

Missy Gannon’s Ascent

Missy Gannon is also in the hunt for her first Major title. With a third-place finish at Austin and a 1004-rated performance at the 2023 PDGA Pro Worlds—the highest-rated FPO Major loss and the fifth-highest FPO Major event rating all-time—Gannon is peaking at the right moment. Is it finally time for her to get the Major monkey off her back? Only time will tell.

Statistical Highlights and the Field

The 2024 USWDGC marks its 26th year as a Major, featuring a field size of 102 players. The course at Austin Beerworks Sprinkle Valley promises to test the field, potentially adding to the championship’s storied playoff history. With the event’s growth, the 2024 edition showcases 51 players rated 920+ and an average player rating of 917, reflecting the increasing competitiveness and skill level in women’s professional disc golf.

Round 1 feature cards. Coverage begins on Disc Golf Network at 1:00 PM CT / 11:00 AM PT with Tournament Central. Multi-card coverage begins at 1:30 PM CT / 11:30 AM PT.

Round 1 feature cards

All the action starts on Thursday, March 21. 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

2024 USWDGC | PDGA Event Page

LIVE SCORING

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

PRESS CONFERENCE

Watch on the Disc Golf Network or on the DGPT YouTube Channel starting at 1:00 PM CT (local time) on Wednesday, March 20, 2024. 

TIME NAME
1:00 PM CT Rebecca Duffy (PDGA Director of Competition) 
1:10 PM CT Kristin Tattar
1:20 PM CT Ohn Scoggins
1:30 PM CT MJ Gager (2023 FJ12 Champion)
1:40 PM CT Zachery Jansen (TD) 
1:50 PM CT Des Reading
2:00 PM CT Eveliina Salonen
2:10 PM CT Hailey King
2:20 PM CT Sam Gaddes (DGPT Media)

LIVE COVERAGE

DISC GOLF NETWORK | Subscribe

Coverage begins at 1:30 PM CT / 11:30 AM PT with Tournament Central. Multi-card coverage begins at 2:00 PM CT / 12:00 PM PT. 

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 DGN subscription »

DGPT YOUTUBE | Subscribe

In addition to DGN, the live broadcast for both divisions will be simulcast free on the DGPT YouTube channel for the first round only on Thursday, March 21st. 

POST-PRODUCTION COVERAGE

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