Hello Friends. The most exciting week of the year for golf fans is almost here and we’ve got you covered. For the second year we put together a Best Ball Masters Challenge (via ESPN) to make things more interesting and get your fantasy juices flowing. This competition will also run for all four Majors (combined) though you can participate in just one if you’d like.
The format is pretty simple. You’ve got a salary cap and have to draft four golfers. You can change your lineup each round if you’d like. Here’s the actual rules/format.
1. Foursomes. All golfers in the tournament fields are assigned a salary value based on a combination of their current world rank, previous year results and projected finish. Entrants must select four (4) golfers to form a complete active foursome while staying under the specified entry salary cap of $50M. Golfer’s rating values are set and will not change for the duration of the Segment. Foursomes that exceed the entry rating limit will receive no points. Entrant must make new selections at the beginning of each Segment.
2. Scoring. The Promotion uses a “best ball” scoring format. During the Segment, the hole-by-hole score for each of the golfers on your foursome will be compared for each hole of the Segment. The lowest number of strokes credited to a golfer on your foursome will be your score for each hole (Example: If three golfers finish a hole with four strokes and one finishes with three, you will receive a score of three). The scores for each regulation hole (playoffs not included) will be aggregated and will represent your final score for the Segment.
For the winner of the Masters Best Ball Challenge we’ll be giving away one of our Hello Friends shirts. We ain’t got any more of these so you’ll have to fight for the last one.
We’ll also be giving away swag for each of the other Majors plus a grand prize for the overall winner of all four Majors (prizes to be determined) so make sure to send along to any of your golf friends.