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  1. #1
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    Feb 2007
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    Washington DC

    Degenerate Golfers: FedEx Cup Playoffs 2022

    After a 2 year hiatus we are back with a Degenerate Contest for the PGA FedEx Cup playoffs.


    Quick background:

    The PGA FedEx Cup playoffs are a 3 tournament event that start 8/11 with the FedEx St. Jude Championship and conclude 8/28 with the Tour Championship. 125 (potentially 128, depending on the pending LIV injunction) players are invited to the FedEx St. Jude, 70 make the BMW next week, and only 30 make the Tour Championship, based on accumulated FedEx Cup points. For the Tour Championship, FedEx cup points are turned to stroke advantages, so the leader in FedEx Cup points starts out 10 under par, second place starts 8 under par, etc. Winner of the Tour Championship wins the Fed Ex cup. More details can be found here.



    The contest:

    For our contest, some rules will be familiar, but with wrinkles for the playoffs underlined below:

    1. Select a team of as many golfers as the "salary cap" allows. Unlike our Majors contests, you will pick your team before the FedEx St Jude and will keep the same team for the entire playoffs, so pick wisely! Once the St Jude begins, there will be no replacements for injuries, disqualifications, etc.

    2. The salary cap is 30 points. However, just as the FedEx Cup rewards season long performance, our 4 Major winners this year (Ultey, Rogue, JasonEvans, mr. synellinden) and our season long money list winner (tbyers11) will have salary caps of 32.

    3. Each player's "cost" against the salary cap is their OWGR points total rounded down. So, Scottie Scheffler "costs" 10, Cam Smith 9, Rory 8, etc.

    4. Anyone whose OWGR points is less than 2, costs 2. In other words, no player in the field costs less than 2.

    5. You can pick any player in the field - it's not a draft, so in theory you could have the exact same team as someone else.

    6. Your final score is based on the total money won by all the players on your team across all three events, including FedEx prize money which is the purse for the Tour Championship.


    I will tabulate scores at the conclusion of each tournament and also send out updates at the end of each round during the Tour Championship.


    Good luck!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
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    Chesapeake, VA.
    Wow! This seems like it will be a lot of work. Thanks for putting this together.

    Am I correct in assuming that the first of the three tournaments starts this Thursday?
    "We are not provided with wisdom, we must discover it for ourselves, after a journey through the wilderness which no one else can take for us, an effort which no one can spare us, for our wisdom is the point of view from which we come at last to regard the world." --M. Proust

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    New York City

    Team Synellinden

    I love this format and I appreciate the extra two points to work with. It will be fun to follow the same group for a few weeks (hopefully). And I'm curious to see the strategy others use.

    Here's my team:

    Scheffler - 10
    McIlroy - 8
    Thomas - 6
    Matsuyama - 4
    Cam Young - 4
    Singler is IRON

    I STILL GOT IT! -- Ryan Kelly, March 2, 2013

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    North of Durham
    Team CNC

    Thanks for organizing again - I appreciate all of your hard work on this. I love the bonus points concept for the regular season winners even though I do not benefit from that. The strategy for this one is different for the others so I did a bit more chin scratching - unfortunately I will be largely offline starting late this afternoon so getting the picks in early:

    Tony Finau (5)
    Will Zalatoris (5)
    Sam Burns (5)
    Billy Horschel (4)
    Shane Lowry (3)
    Sugjae Im (3)
    Max Homa (3)
    Davis Riley (2)

  5. #5
    Cameron Smith - 9
    Finau - 5
    Zalatoris - 5
    Fleetwood - 3
    Bryson DeChambeau - 2
    Harold Varner - 2
    Adam Scott - 2
    Taloe Gooch - 2

  6. #6
    Team CameronDuke

    Cameron Smith - 9
    Rory McIlroy - 8
    Justin Thomas - 6
    Tony Finau - 5
    Keegan Bradley - 2

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by mr. synellinden View Post
    I love this format and I appreciate the extra two points to work with. It will be fun to follow the same group for a few weeks (hopefully). And I'm curious to see the strategy others use.
    If this was run like a horse handicap race, the extra points would be given to the lower scoring individuals so as to try to get everyone with a tie score at the end

    Appreciate the thought that went into this. Looking forward to the opportunity to bring up the rear.

    Larry
    DevilHorse

  8. #8
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    Washington DC
    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    Cameron Smith - 9
    Finau - 5
    Zalatoris - 5
    Fleetwood - 3
    Bryson DeChambeau - 2
    Harold Varner - 2
    Adam Scott - 2
    Taloe Gooch - 2
    Team Injunction! FYI Bryson didn't qualify, Fleetwood is skipping the first event and potentially the entire playoffs, and Gooch's eligibility depends on a court ruling expected today.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by mkirsh View Post
    Team Injunction! FYI Bryson didn't qualify, Fleetwood is skipping the first event and potentially the entire playoffs, and Gooch's eligibility depends on a court ruling expected today.
    Wow.
    I'm bad at this.

  10. #10
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    Dec 2014
    Location
    On the Road to Nowhere
    Quote Originally Posted by mkirsh View Post
    Team Injunction! FYI Bryson didn't qualify, Fleetwood is skipping the first event and potentially the entire playoffs, and Gooch's eligibility depends on a court ruling expected today.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn.Devil.91.92.01.10.15 View Post
    Wow.
    I'm bad at this.
    That's just hilarious!
    "Good sense travels on the well-worn paths; genius, never. And that is why the crowd, not altogether without reason, is so ready to treat great men as lunatics." - Cesare Lombroso

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    New Jersey

    Team Rich

    Scheffler - 10
    Schauffele - 7
    Finau - 5
    Zalatoris - 5
    Sungjae Im - 3
    Rich
    "Failure is Not a Destination"
    Coach K on the Dan Patrick Show, December 22, 2016

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    NC
    Team CDu:

    Cantlay (7)
    Thomas (6)
    Burns (5)
    Finau (5)
    Young (4)
    Iím (3)

  13. #13
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    Feb 2007
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    New Jersey
    Quote Originally Posted by CDu View Post
    Team CDu:

    Cantlay (7)
    Thomas (6)
    Burns (5)
    Finau (5)
    Young (4)
    Iím (3)
    Dang, I didn't realize that CDu was in the field and worth 3
    Rich
    "Failure is Not a Destination"
    Coach K on the Dan Patrick Show, December 22, 2016

  14. #14
    Im 3
    Finau 5
    J Thomas 6
    Morikawa 6
    Scheffler 10

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Washington DC
    My team:

    Cam Smith - 9
    Sam Burns - 5
    Tony Finau - 5
    Cam Young - 4
    Hidecki Matsuyama - 4
    Sungjae Im -3

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Hot'Lanta... home of the Falcons!
    Those extra 2 points... they are just there to make my failure all the more ignominious, aren't they?

    Rory McIlroy - 8
    Patrick Cantlay - 7
    Sam Burns - 5
    Billy Horschell - 4
    Cameron Young - 4
    Hideki Matsuyama - 4

    Winning score $16,754,563
    I don't know what you are doing right now, but if you aren't listening to the DBR Podcast, you're doing it wrong.

  17. #17
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    Feb 2007
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    NC
    Quote Originally Posted by CDu View Post
    Team CDu:

    Cantlay (7)
    Thomas (6)
    Burns (5)
    Finau (5)
    Young (4)
    Iím (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Dang, I didn't realize that CDu was in the field and worth 3
    Lol, stupid autocorrect. Sungjae Im . I would not be worth 3 points, or even -3 points.

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    St. Louis

    Team rasputin

    Team rasputin:

    Scheffler 10
    Thomas 6
    Burns 5
    Homa 3
    Im 3
    Niemann 3

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Norfolk, VA
    Team Green:

    McIlroy (8)
    Rahm (7)
    Burns (5)
    Spieth (5)
    Zalatoris (5)
    Bob Green

  20. #20
    Team: Exquisite Equines

    I've got the horses this time:

    8 - Rory McIlroy
    6 - Justin Thomas
    5 - Jordan Spieth
    5 - Will Zalatoris
    5 - Tony Finau

    29 total

    Final Total Score - Yes

    Larry
    DevilHorse

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