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MasterCard International and Fortune Brand’s Cobra Golf have joined up to co-sponsor ‘The 1998 Fantasy Golf Challenge’. The ‘Golf Challenge’ consists of ten contests, with each contest running for three to four weeks. The final context will conclude with the PGA Tour Championship in late October. Cobra Golf is supplying $50,000 in golf prizes including its King Cobra line of drivers, putters and bags. MasterCard has agreed to advertise the contest on its web site. The PGA has also agreed to promote the online contest on its Internet leaderboard. The program is being produced by on-line casino operator Winstreak and its sub-division, SHARC. Winstreak is a division of IGN Internet Global Inc..

IGN Internet Global IGN Internet Global Network Inc. announced its WinStreak’s sports contests division, SHARC, has launched The 1998 Fantasy Golf Challenge, co-sponsored by Cobra Golf Incorporated and MasterCard International Incorporated. Cobra is a part of the golf category of Fortune Brands, Inc..

Under the terms of the arrangement, SHARC will administer the golf contests on its web site and Cobra will provide approximately US$50,000 in golf prizes. The Golf Challenge will be advertised on Cobra and MasterCard’s corporate web sites. The contests are also being advertised on the “leaderboard” at the official web site of the PGA Tour ( This arrangement will be an effective means of introducing WinStreak and its on-line casino and services to visitors of these popular web sites. IGN intends to enter into similar arrangements with other corporations to create additional contests, pools and tournaments, all of which are designed to increase the “traffic” of Internet users to IGN’s on-line casino and gaming sites.

The Golf Challenge consists of ten contests, with each contest being three to four weeks in duration. The first contest commenced with the United Airlines Hawaiian Open golf tournament and the final contest will conclude with the PGA Tour Championship (October 29 to November 1, 1998).

Fantasy Golf Challenge Members registered with SHARC can win weekly and contest prizes such as King Cobra Titanium Drivers, King Cobra Oversize Stainless Steel Drivers, Bobby Grace by Cobra Mallet Putters, King Cobra Sunday Stand Bags and King Cobra Golf Towels. Each contest winner will be eligible for the grand prize of a set of King Cobra II irons.

Entry in the contests is free and the registration deadlines are midnight of the Wednesday prior to the start of each contest. Additional information and rules are available at The 1998 Fantasy Golf Challenge web site (

SHARC is a division of WinStreak, IGN’s on-line gaming and sports contests channel. WinStreak also provides complete casino gaming experiences through Casinos of the World ( The casino software can be downloaded for free. For more information, visit WinStreak’s Internet web site ( IGN Internet Global Network Inc. is developing a variety of entertainment, advertising, shopping, financial and broadcasting service “channels” on the World Wide Web to take full advantage of providing Internet services and their commercial applications.

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