After being development for the last few months, FanDuel golf contests are now live.
Earlier this year FanDuel promised that golf contests would be coming. Now with the heart of golf season ready to get into full swing (get it?), FanDuel golf contests are now live and ready to play.
Today, we will take a look at the FanDuel golf scoring rules and what players can expect with these new contests.
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FanDuel Golf Scoring Rules
FanDuel golf works a bit different than DraftKings golf contests. Instead of picking a lineup of golfers for an entire tournament, it will be split up.
You will draft a total of eight players, with 4 golfers for rounds 1-2 and 4 golfers for rounds 3-4. When drafting your lineup, you will need to stay under a $60,000 salary cap. Lineups will lock at the start of the tournament.
Players will only receive points for the rounds you selected them for. However, you will also receive points when any of your players finish in the top 25 of the tournament. Below you will see the various ways that your players will score points in FanDuel PGA contests. With this structure, FanDuel aims to make every hole matter for each drafted player.
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In addition to standard scoring, and points awarded for finishing position, DFS participants can also accrue a series of bonuses.
Streak Bonus: Earned each time a drafted player plays consecutive holes in a row under par
Bounce Back Bonus: A bonus when a drafted player scores a birdie or better after being over par the previous hole.
5+ Birdies Bonus: Achieved when a drafted player earns five birdies or more during a round.
Bogey-Free Round Bonus: A bonus when a drafted player has no bogeys during a round.
What Types of FanDuel Golf Contests is FanDuel Offering?
FanDuel is jumping into their PGA contests with a variety of different types of DFS contests for participants to play including heads-up, 50/50s, double-ups, triple Ups and quintuple-ups. Participants can also join standard 3-100 entry leagues and a nice selection of guaranteed contests.
During the first week of contests, FanDuel is offering 13 different contests with guaranteed prize pools over $10,000 with buy-ins ranging from $1 to $1,060. The premier tournaments to start off the action is the $200k PGA Eagle with a $3 buy-in, the $200k PGA Driver ($25 buy-in) and $150k Monster ($300 buy-in). One can expect that these prize pools will further increase during major tournaments.
Single entry, satellites and qualifiers are also offered when playing FanDuel golf.
Participants will have to get in their full lineups by Thursday morning with lock during the first week at 6 AM ET.
Here’s a look at what the new contests look like: