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 2-10 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...
Select an alternate golfer in case one of your picks is a NO SHOW. 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 set up 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

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 2-10 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 by using the resources available on the website.

Lineup entry deadlines will be adjusted as needed to accommodate weather delays or tournament postponements. Always check the website for any updates.
Alternate Pick / No Shows
Each week an alternate golfer can be picked in case a starting golfer is a first round NO SHOW:
Did Not Start (DNS)
Disqualified (DQ)
Withdrawn (WD)
In the rare case a golfer is started and withdraws prior to teeing off or NEVER plays in the tournament, he will not be charged a usage. This is known as a Did Not Start (DNS). Leagues can also choose to use an alternate pick for golfers who withdraw (WD) or get disqualified (DQ) in the first round. If a golfer completes the first round (i.e. posts a score for 18 holes) and then the WD/DQ occurs, the alternate pick does not apply. If any of the NO SHOW situations above occur for a tournament and you have selected an alternate golfer, your lineup will be automatically updated between the 1st and 2nd rounds. You will receive a system generated email notifying you of the lineup change.
Season Duration
Pick 3 Classic contests can start at various times throughout the first 4 months of the calendar year. Typical leagues are 12-43 consecutive PGA tournaments with segments of 4-10 weeks (also configurable).
League commissioners can set up 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).
  • 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.

Where a bad round never spoils the fun!