Official Golf Rules

Premier Sports Pools - Official Golf Pool Rules currently offers two types of scoring formats for golf pools. Commissioners will choose from one of these 2 ways to determine how standings are calculated: Team Prize Money Won or Combined Team Score

Commissioners will set the parameters for roster composition within each pool. Golfers are separated into groups (1-6).  An assigned amount of picks to be made from each group is also defined by the commissioner. Players are then tasked with selecting a team to finish higher in the standings than their opponents.

General Rules. (All pools)

Disqualification/Withdrawal/Non Starter will all be handled in the same manner. Golfers who complete a round of play (all 18 holes) will be scored and considered for individual round scoring.  If a player completes round 1 but then withdraws or is disqualified before the start of round 2 their scoring for round 1 will be included in round 1 scoring, but the player will not be considered for overall scoring. This includes signing an incorrect scorecard, the previously completed round will count for daily scoring.  For pool scoring purposes, this player will be considered CUT for all remaining rounds; these players will not be considered for any Total Team Score calculations.  Cut players are not typically eligible for Prize Money and will receive zero $ in the standings for Prize Money pools.  There could be a situation where a player withdraws after making the 36 hole cut and receives prize money, this will be awarded as awarded by the PGA tour.

Players withdrawing or being disqualified during a round will not be considered in scoring for that round or subsequent rounds.  Any complete rounds they have finished prior to the round they DNF are still considered in any previous individual round scoring.  At the time of the exit from the tournament that player is no longer considered for overall scoring and is considered CUT for pool scoring. 

Best (X) Players Count For Scoring

-Standings Based on Prize Money Won:

Players will receive prize money based on their finishing position.  For most events, the distribution of prize money is set and determined by the Tour.  Tournament Prize Pools will vary for each event.  Team scores will be determined by summing the prize money accumulated by each golfer on a roster.  In this Prize Money Won format all players on a roster are included in the team tabulation; cut players simply receive zero $ in prize money won.  Players receive pool prize money equal to actual prize money won in the event.

Please note; amateurs playing in PGA Tour events do not receive prize money and are skipped over in the PGA Tour pay table.

Click here for the Prize Distribution table used by the PGA Tour

-Standings Based on Combined Score:

Commissioners have the option to consider any number of players on a roster for pool scoring.  This means that commissioners can set the pool to have 6 man rosters and only count the best 4 from each team.  Or to make it more difficult:  Have 4 roster spots and count all 4.

This also provides the floor of how many players must finish the tournament (all 72 holes) in order to have an active roster.  In the Pick 6/count 4 setup - a roster that has 3 or more Cut/WD/DQ players will also have a roster that is disqualified from the pool standings.

Sample Scores from these 2 setup examples:

6 Player Roster - Best 4 Count For Score
Player R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
Tomas -4 -1 -3 -3 -11
Rahm -3 -2 -1 -2 -8
Mcllroy -1 -2 -3 -2 -8
Woods E -1 WD WD WD
Feetwood -2 +1 E -4 -5
Simpson +2 -1 Cut Cut Cut
Team Score -10 -6 -7 -11 -32
**Considered for team score Total Team Score^
**Omited from team score
4 Player Roster - All 4 Count For Score (#1)
Player R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
Thomas -3 -2 -4 -1 -10
Rahm -2 -3 -1 -2 -8
Mcllroy -3 E -2 -2 -7
Woods E -2 -1 -1 -4
Team Score -8 -7 -8 -6 -29
Total Team Score^
4 Player Roster - All 4 Count For Score (#2)
Player R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
Thomas -3 -3 -3 -3 -12
Rahm -2 -2 -2 -2 -8
Mcllroy -3 -2 -1 -2 -8
Woods -1 +3 Cut Cut Cut
Team Score -9 -4 Cut Cut Cut
Total Team Score^

Total Team Score is the sum of players total scores, it IS NOT the sum of each team’s individual round scores.

Roster Lock

The commissioner will set the time in which no more entries can be submitted.  The MAKE PICKS page will lock out any submissions.  At this time all rosters and pool information will be visible to everyone.  Pool data will be shown on the following pages: Standings, Group Data, Roster Exposure.  Visit PREMIER LIVE for real-time scores as play gets underway.