Pick 3 Classic Rules

 

Basic Rules

Pick 3 golfers for each week's professional golf tournament with the option to substitute 1 golfer with another after the 2nd round. A golfer can only be used 2, 3, or 4 times* throughout the course of the season. This is configurable for each league. More...
Points are awarded based on how much money each selected golfer wins in each tournament. More...
Your league picks the desired tournaments for your season. Each season can be broken into multiple segments to keep things interesting for everyone throughout the season. More...
League commissioners can setup weekly, segment, and season prizes for top performers. See details below for even more prize options. More...
About 5-10 minutes every Tues or Weds night to pick your 3 starting golfers (and alternate) and about 1-2 minutes every Friday night / Saturday morning to select your weekend sub.

Detailed Rules

Objective
The goal of the challenge is to accrue the most earnings by selecting PGA golfers to compete for you over a season of tournaments. Each week 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 season winnings.

In addition to the season competition, there can be separate segment competitions. For example, a 24-week season could be composed of four tournaments in each segment. Segment 1 is weeks 1-4, Segment 2 is weeks 5-8, and so on. During each segment, each team will accrue winnings and the top teams in each segment can be awarded prizes.
Scoring System
You may only use a golfer 2, 3, or 4 times* during the season. This is configurable for you league. Once you have reach the golfer usage limit, you may not use him for the rest of the season - except when using a MULLIGAN (further explanation below). Anytime a golfer appears in your lineup, it counts as one of his usages.

You must submit your 3 starting golfers through 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 still be designated as being used one time. Your sub must be received by prior to the start of 3rd round play (usually Saturday 9 AM Central Time)

Each team will receive 'X' number of mulligans that can be used during the season. This option is also configurable for each league. There are two ways in which a mulligan can be used:
  1. A mulligan may be used to use a golfer one extra time (assuming you've reached the limit). Just like a regular usage, 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 reach the usage limit, you will be charged 2 mulligans (one for the extra usage 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 season. 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 250+ PGA players are selectable each week.

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

In the rare case a golfer is started and withdraws prior to teeing off or NEVER plays in the tournament, you will not be charged a usage. This is known as a NO SHOW. If you have selected an alternate golfer, then your lineup will be updated with your alternate pick between the 1st and 2nd rounds. However, if your golfer hits even one shot and then withdraws or gets disqualified, you are out of luck! 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. Like any other golfer, you can replace your NO SHOW pick with a weekend sub.
Season Duration
Pick 3 Classic contests can start at various times throughout the first 4 months of the calendar year. Typical leagues are 12-37 consecutive PGA tournaments with segments of 4-6 weeks (also configurable). Leagues of longer duration should allow each golfer to be used the maximum 4 times.
Prizes
League commissioners can setup weekly, segment, and season prizes for top performers. Optional prizes for the following can also be configured:
  • Highest score in all 4 Majors tournaments (with option to include TPC as 5th major).
  • Highest score in all 4 FedEx Cup Playoff tournaments.
  • Skins prize for any team that gets the solo high score for a given week.
  • Best Ball contest for leagues wanting to pair up teams for additional side competition.