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PTFG Majors Contest Rules

The Rules In 30 Seconds
Pick 3 golfers for each of the four golf majors plus the Tournament Players Championship (a.k.a. The Fifth Major) with the option to substitute 1 golfer with another after the 2nd round. (Note that a golfer can only be used TWICE* throughout the Majors Contest.)
Points are awarded based on how much money each selected golfer wins in each tournament.
5 tournaments over 5 months as per the contest schedule.
Cash and other prizes are awarded to the top overall performers as per the prize schedule.
About 5-10 minutes prior to the start of each majors tournament to pick your starting lineup and about 1-2 minutes the following Friday night or Saturday morning to select your sub.

The Complete Rules
The goal of the contest is to accrue the most earnings by selecting PGA golfers to compete for you over the 4 golf majors plus the TPC (5 tournaments total). For each tournament, you will select 3 golfers who will compete as part of your team. At designated times during each tournament, as outlined below; you will be allowed to make golfer substitutions. The total winnings accrued by the 3 golfers in your lineup at the END of each tournament will be added to your total contest winnings. Total contest winnings are used to determine overall winners.
Scoring System
You may only use a golfer TWICE* during the contest. Once you have used a golfer twice, you may not use him again - except when using a MULLIGAN (see below). Anytime a golfer appears in your lineup, it counts as one of his two uses.

You must submit your 3 starting golfers via the website prior to first round play beginning each Thursday. The weekly lineup page contains the lineup deadline which is usually the same as the first tee time. Upon submitting your lineup, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with your starting lineup.

Each golfer you submit for your starting lineup will earn you TWICE the winnings he is awarded (if he makes the cut and wins any money). After the cut has been determined at the completion of the 2nd round on Friday, you may substitute a golfer for ONE of the golfers you submitted in your starting lineup. However, the new golfer is only eligible for SINGLE winnings and both he and the golfer he was substituted for will be designated as having used 1 week of their 2 week eligibility. Your sub must be received by prior to the start of 3rd round play (usually Saturday 9 AM central time).

Each team will receive 3 mulligans that can be used during the Majors Contest. There are two ways in which a mulligan can be used:
  1. A mulligan may be used to use a golfer a third time (assuming you've already used him twice). This golfer is eligible for double winnings if he is in your starting lineup, single winnings if used as a third or fourth round sub.
  2. A mulligan may be used for a fourth round sub, but that golfer will only be awarded single winnings. If you have used him twice already, you will be charged 2 mulligans (one for his third use and another for a Sunday sub). Note that you may only use 1 fourth round mulligan per week.
Any time a mulligan is used to pick up a golfer, it will count towards his usage limit for the contest (which cannot exceed 3). The website tracks all golfer usages for each team and makes it easy to know how many times you've used a golfer prior to submitting your lineup. However, you are SOLELY responsible for ensuring that your selected golfers are playing in each week's tournament as all 125+ PGA players are selectable each week. In the rare case you wish to start/sub a golfer not listed in the drop-downs, e-mail the commissioner so he can add the golfer to the list. If there is not enough time prior to a deadline, choose any other golfer as a proxy and send an e-mail to the commissioner notifying him of your intentions. The commissioner is able to adjust your lineup after the fact.

Lineup entry deadlines will be adjusted as needed to accommodate weather delays or tournament postponements. Always check the PTFG website for any updates.

In the rare case a golfer is started and withdraws prior to teeing off or NEVER plays in the tournament, he will not be charged a usage. However, if he plays even one hole and then withdraws or gets disqualified, you are out of luck! If you have selected an alternate golfer, then your lineup will be updated with your alternate pick between the 1st and 2nd rounds. In the unlikely event that your alternate pick is also a NO SHOW, your alternate pick will not be used. Instead, your lineup will be updated with NO SHOW earning you $0 for that pick, but at least sparing you the usage.

Contest Duration
The 2016 contest consists of 5 tournaments spanning from Apr 7 to Jul 31.

Prize Money
Contest prizes are awarded to top performers as per the prize schedule. There is a maximum of 100 participants.

Time Commitment
About 5-10 minutes prior to the start of each majors tournament to pick your starting lineup and about 1-2 minutes the following Friday night or Saturday morning to select your sub.

Entry Fee
Your league entry fee MUST be paid in full prior to the start of the contest. Click here to signup and pay via PayPal with PayPal funds or a credit card. A PayPal account is not required to pay with your credit card.