The 2019 ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth format represents a new kind of tournament format for the European Tour, seeking to use short-format match play to get to a winner.
The ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth, which is played at Lake Karrinyup Club in Australia, begins with a full field of 156 players competing for 36 holes of stroke-play golf to get down to the top 65 players and ties, as you'd expect in a normal European Tour event. Then there will be a third round with the top 65 and ties, with a cut afterward to the top 24 players moving on to the knockout stage with match play on Sunday.
When match play starts, the top eight players on the stroke-play leaderboard will get a bye into the second round of the match play bracket. Players 9th through 24th then square off in first-round matches, which are all six holes. If the players are tied after six holes, there's sudden death.
In the second round, the top eight seeds take on the winners of their feeder matches to get down to a final eight in the quarterfinal round.
The match play tournament continues on Sunday until a winner is crowned.
The European Tour has tried to introduce short-form match play in recent years, with the Belgian Knockout offering nine-hole matches and GolfSixes offering six-hole matches in a traditional match-play style.