Golf Channel has a new fantasy golf game for 2017: Rules, format, points
Fantasy Golf & Golf Betting

Golf Channel has a new fantasy golf game for 2017: Rules, format, points

Golf Channel has changed their fantasy golf game for 2017, and it's a format that's much more like daily fantasy golf.

The new Golf Channel fantasy golf game is a week-to-week affair, with a new contest for each PGA Tour event instead of weekly contests feeding into a season-long league. In prior years, gamers would pick PGA Tour players from groups to form a team, without any concern for how often that player was used during the season. It was a simplified version of Yahoo's fantasy golf format.

Now, the new Golf Channel fantasy golf format gives players a $100,000 salary cap, tasking a gamer with picking a team of six players for the tournament. Players then earn points based on performance. The team with the most points wins, earning a prize. Top finishers will be invited to an exclusive tournament the next week.

Here's how the scoring system works:

Per Hole Points

Albatross - 20
Eagle - 8
Birdie - 3
Par - 0.5
Bogey - Lose 0.5
Double bogey or worse - Lose 1

Tournament Finish Points

1st place - 30
2nd place - 20
3rd place - 18
4th place - 16
5th place - 14
6th place - 12
7th place - 10
8th place - 9
9th place - 8
10th place - 7
11th-15th place - 6
16th-20th place - 5
21st-25th place - 4
26th-30th place - 3
31st-40th place - 2
41st-50th place - 1

Streak and Bonus Points

Birdie streak > 3 - 3
Bogey-free round - 3
All four rounds under 70 - 5
Hole in one - 10

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