Creating golf tournament pools is a fun way to add intrigue to watching any professional major tournament.
Invite your buddies and pick a dollar amount to enter the tournament pool. Decide if you will payout only to the winner, or 1st / 2nd / 3rd place. (The more participants you have the more you might consider multiple payouts.)
To play The Game of Fours, have each participant pick 8 players from the tournament field to form their team:
- 4 from the top 20 world golf rankings
- 4 from the rest the field who are not in the top 20
At the conclusion of each day’s play record each participants best 4 scores from their team on that day. Then they have an opportunity to tweak their team. After play ends each day participants can discard 4 players from their team of 8 and pick 4 new players. The new players must not be in the top 4 on the leaderboard that day.
When the tournament is over, add together each participants best 4 scores from each day for their final team score.
Note: If you end up without four players you use the worst score from the field that day.
Do pay-outs for the best score each day and double the amount for the final day.
Pick your top 4 from a previously agreed odds maker report.
Make the winner the one who ends up in a certain place rather than 1st. Like the pot winner is the one who comes in 3rd for example.