2020 Pool Rules & Entry Information

  1. The objective of the pool is to pick a team of 10 players who will accumulate more money in winnings from events in the 2019/2020 PGA season than those players on all other teams.
  2. The first eleven events of the 2019/2020 season will be played in September, October and November of 2019. Those events will NOT be included in the Pool. The first tournament counting towards the Pool is the Tournament of Champions which starts on Thursday January 2, 2020. Once that tournament starts, your team is frozen, no changes are allowed after that.
  3. The Pool will end August 23, with the conclusion of the BMW Championship. Even though the Tour Championship, which is played the following week, is the last official event of the season, it is not included in the Pool because it is only played to determine the distribution of the FedEx Cup bonus money - there is no other prize money being allocated for the event.
  4. The fee to enter a team is $130.00 (Canadian)
  5. All entry fees collected, with the exception of approximately $300.00, will be paid back out in prizes. The money held back is used to cover the free entry given to the last place team from the prior year, website hosting fees, banking fees, and general administration expenses.
  6. There are 9 different pools covered by your entry fee. The main pool, which runs from the first tournament in January until the last one in August, and 8 monthly pools.
  7. $110.00 from each entry fee is allocated to the main pool and $20.00 is allocated to the monthly pools.
  8. In the main pool, approximately 16% of the teams entered will receive a cash prize at the end of the season, with the lowest prize being $220.00. The first place finisher will receive approximately 13% of the money in the pool. The exact number of teams receiving prizes and the dollar amount for each prize is based on the total number of teams entered. This information will be published right after the entry deadline passes. You can select the Prize Allocation menu item to view the allocation. Prize values are all stated in Canadian funds.
  9. There will be four winners in each monthly pool. They will receive approximately 40%, 30%, 20%, and 10% of the money available, respectively. The exact amounts will be published right after the entry deadline passes. You can click the Prize Allocation menu item to view the monthly allocation. Prize values are all stated in Canadian funds.
  10. As an added bonus, the team finishing last in the main pool will receive a free entry into the 2021 pool.
  11. You can enter as many teams as you like, however no two of your teams may contain the exact same 10 players.
  12. Team ownership may be shared between 2 or more individuals.
  13. Nicknames will be used to identify teams in the weekly standings, unless one is not given. In that case the name of the team owner will be used.
  14. The cash payments for the monthly prizes will not be distributed until after the season ending event in August.
  15. Cash payments to participants not residing in Canada will be converted to your local currency at the going exchange rate.
  16. A tournament is included in a given monthly pool if it is scheduled to end in that month. For example, if a tournament starts on May 28th and ends on June 1, then it will be included in the June pool, not the May pool.
  17. To enter the pool you must select a team of 10 players from the list of Eligible Golfers. You must select exactly 10 players, no more or less. If a player is not included on the list then that player is not eligible for the pool.
  18. Each golfer is assigned a 'buy' value, which in most cases is equivalent to the amount of money won by that player on the PGA Tour in the prior year. The buy value assigned to each player in the list of Eligible Golfers is the official amount that will be used for pool purposes.
  19. The total 'buy' amount of your 10 players must not exceed the 'buy' limit of $16,000,000.
  20. The list of eligible golfers includes the following:
    1. The golfers finishing in the top 125 on the 2019 FedEx Cup points list. Their buy amount is the greater of $800,000, or their official 2018 PGA Tour earnings.
    2. Those golfers who were not PGA Tour members in 2019, but finished with more points that the 125th person on the FedEx Cup points list. Their buy amount is the greater of $800,000, or their official 2017 PGA Tour earnings.
    3. Those golfers with an exemption based on a prior tour win. Their buy amount is the greater of $750,000, or their official 2019 PGA Tour earnings.
    4. Those golfers finishing in the top 25 on the 2019 Korn Ferry money list. Their buy amount is the greater of $700,000, or their official 2019 PGA Tour earnings.
    5. Those golfers finishing in the top 25 in the 2019 Korn Ferry Playoffs who were not already qualified through the Korn Ferry money list. Their buy amount is the greater of $700,000, or their official 2019 PGA Tour earnings.
    6. Those golfers finishing between 126 and 150 on the 2019 FedEx Cup points list. Their buy amount is the greater of $650,000, or their official 2019 PGA Tour earnings. These players have conditional status only.
  21. Players using a medical extension are ineligible.
  22. Players using a life-time exemption or a career money list exemption are ineligible, as are golfers who do not have a PGA Tour card.
  23. The Pool Administrator may rule an eligible player to be ineligible if he deems it to be in the best interest of the Pool. This year Viktor Hovland has been ruled ineligible.
  24. The standings list will be published weekly and posted on the golf pool website.

THE ENTRY DEADLINE IS 6:00 PM ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 2020

THE PAYMENT DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2020


Payments can be sent through an e-mail transfer, or by cheque through the mail. Teams not paid for by the payment deadline will be removed from the pool.

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