2021/2021 Pool Rules & Entry Information

  1. The objective of the pool is to pick a team of exactly 10 golfers who will accumulate more money in winnings from events in the 2020/2021 PGA season than those golfers on all other teams.
  2. The first three events of the 2020/2021 season will be played in September, 2020. Those events will NOT be included in the Pool. The first tournament counting towards the Pool is the Sanderson Farms Championship which starts on Thursday October 1, 2020. Once that tournament starts, your team is frozen, no changes are allowed after that.
  3. The Pool will end August 23, 2021, 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 allocated to the event.
  4. Most teams that were entered in the 2019/2020 pool, which was cancelled, are prepaid for the 2020/2021 pool. The cost for those teams that are not prepaid is $125.00. The cost for new entries is also $125.00 (Canadian)
  5. All entry fees collected, with the exception of approximately $400.00, 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 11 different pools covered by your entry fee - the main pool, which runs from the first tournament in October until the last one in August, and 10 monthly pools.
  7. $110.00 from each entry fee is allocated to the main pool and $15.00 is allocated to the monthly pools.
  8. In the main pool, approximately 15% 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 three winners in each monthly pool. They will receive approximately 50%, 30%, and 20% 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 2021/2022 pool.
  11. You can enter as many teams as you like, however no two of your teams may contain the exact same 10 golfers.
  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. There is one exception to this rule for the 2020/2021 season. The Mayakoba Classic, which ends on December 6, 2020 will be included as part of the November monthly pool.
  17. To enter the pool you must select a team of 10 golfers from the list of Eligible Golfers. You must select exactly 10 golfers, no more or less. If a golfer is not included on the list then that golfer 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 golfer on the PGA Tour in the prior year. However, for the 2020/2021 pool, the buy amount assigned is equal to the greater of the amount won in 2019, or 2020, for most golfers. The buy value assigned to each golfer 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 golfers must not exceed the 'buy' limit of $17,500,000.
  20. The list of eligible golfers includes the following:
    1. The golfers finishing in the top 125 on the 2020 FedEx Cup points list. Their buy amount is the greater of $800,000, their official 2020 PGA Tour earnings, or their 2019 PGA Tour earnings.
    2. Those golfers who were not PGA Tour members in 2020, 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 2020 PGA Tour earnings.
    3. Those golfers with an exemption based on a prior tour win. Their buy amount is the greater of $750,000, their official 2019 PGA Tour earnings, or their official 2020 PGA Tour earnings.
    4. Those golfers not finishing in the top 125 on the 2020 FedEx Cup list, but who gained status in 2019 by finishing in the top 125 in 2018. Their buy amount is the greater of $700,000, their official 2019 PGA Tour earnings, or their official 2020 PGA Tour earnings.
    5. Those golfers not finishing in the top 125 on the 2020 FedEx Cup list, but who gained status in 2020 by finishing in the top 50 of the 2019 Korn Kerry Tour. Their buy amount is the greater of $700,000, their official 2019 PGA Tour earnings, or their official 2020 PGA Tour earnings.
    6. Those golfers finishing between 126 and 150 on the 2019 or the 2020 FedEx Cup points list. Their buy amount is the greater of $650,000, their official 2019 PGA Tour earnings, or their 2020 official Tour earnings. These golfers have conditional status only.
  21. Golfers using a medical extension are ineligible.
  22. Golfers 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 golfer to be ineligible if he deems it to be in the best interest of the Pool. This year no golfers have 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 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

THE PAYMENT DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9, 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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