Hello Friends. Three majors down and Rory is ballin and there’s no sight of Tiger Woods doing anything. Thursday marks the opening of the 96th PGA Championship from Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. As always, only the strong will survive on the course and in our best ball challenge. We know that for many of you golf is a sport that you only watch during the Majors or while napping and hungover on the weekend. That’s why we are spicing it up a bit to keep you slightly more interested and get your fantasy juices flowing. Like we did for the previous three Majors we put together a PGA Championship Ball Challenge (via ESPN).
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 PGA Championship Best Ball Challenge we’ll be giving away one of our Bacon Sports Tecmo Bowl shirts.
But wait, there’s more! Our friends over at Man Crates are back once again and they’ll by giving away an awesome Golf Crate that includes an Arnold Palmer drink, Caddyshack instructional DVD, DivPro 6-in-1 tool, some tees and balls, head cover, and golf towel. Best of all you have to open the wooden crate with a crowbar. Think of it as man wrapping paper. Take a look at some Baconators at our NFL Draft party competing to see how quickly they can get one open.
Entering to win the Golf Crate is super simple, just use the widget below. We’ll be randomly selecting one winner. This giveaway will run through the morning of Sunday, August 10th.