Steemit Scramble: PGA Tour – TOUR Championship, Preview and Contest
This week is the final tournament for the PGA Tour season. Next week's contest will cover the Presidents Cup, which is a match-play event.
Here are the results from last week.
Steemit Scramble Results – BMW Championship
The 2x multiplier was the best score for the opening round of the, which was -9. The closest contestant guesses came from @flowily, @marzi, and @stanislavpetrov, who guessed the exact number. As a result, they were each able to double their score and also added a five-point bonus for selecting a unique golfer combination.
The September optional special bonus winner for the BMW Championship was Jason Day. All contestants who selected Jason Day will receive a 50% bonus for their final September score. All contestants who selected Sergio Garcia will lose 25% of their final September score. These optional bonuses can accumulate and cancel each other out, so carefully consider your strategies this week!
Payouts to winners will be sent later today.
Please keep in mind that all points will accumulate for the monthly and season-long contests. This is the final month for the Steemit Scramble contest. Here is the September monthly leaderboard with current special bonuses in parentheses.
These are the current Season standings. An asterisk (*) denotes that there is currently special bonus scoring that may apply.
The Weekly Steemit Scramble Contest
September 21 – 24, 2017
East Lake Golf Club – Atlanta, Georgia
The PGA Tour heads to Georgia for the final tournament of the season – the TOUR Championship, hosted by the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. The TOUR Championship will be played on the 7385-yard, par-70 course at East Lake. The defending champion, Rory McIlroy, won last year’s event in a four-hole playoff that included Ryan Moore and Kevin Chappell. Only Kevin Chappell will be in the field, along with 29 of the top FedEx Cup golfers.
The current weather forecast for the tournament in Atlanta, Georgia has high temperatures in the upper-80s with light wind and a moderate chance of rain on Friday.
Current tee times can be found here: TOUR Championship Tee Times
Player Selections and Multiplier
For the weekly Steemit Scramble, select three golfers from the tournament field that you believe will perform well and finish highest in the final standings. Based on the final results of the tournament, golfers will be assigned the following points, which have changed due to the number of golfers (30) playing in this final tournament:
|1st – 3rd place||7|
|4th – 7th||4|
|8th – 15th||2|
|16th – 25th||1|
THIS WEEK’S 2x MULTIPLIER: Pick the NUMBER OF BIRDIES BY MARC LEISHMAN FOR THE TOURNAMENT. The closest participant(s) to the multiplier statistic will earn DOUBLE their total points for the week. Bonus points will be added to the contestants’ point totals AFTER the multiplier has been calculated.
AN ADDITIONAL 5-POINT BONUS will be awarded for the winner of the tournament.
AN ADDITIONAL 5-POINT BONUS will be awarded for all unique golfer combinations. If two or more contestants choose the same golfers for the contest, then the contestant who entered their selections first will receive the bonus. Contestants that do not select a unique golfer combination will be ineligible for the multiplier and winning golfer bonuses.
Special Bonus for the Month of September (OPTIONAL)
Select the golfer from the choices below that you believe will finish higher in the TOUR Championship’s final standings:
If you choose the correct golfer, you will receive a 50% bonus for your September points total at the end of the month.
If you choose the incorrect golfer, you will lose 25% from your September points total at the end of the month.
Each week, you can accumulate an additional 50% or lose an additional 25% from your total points for the month, giving you a possible 200% maximum bonus or leaving you with 0 points. This is optional every week for the remaining four contests. You can choose to play for this bonus as many times as you like or not at all.
Right/Wrong selections will cancel each other out. If you win the 50% bonus one week then guess incorrectly the next week, no bonus or penalty will be applied to your final points total for the month.
You will only be eligible for this bonus if you have selected a unique golfer combination. If you choose to play for this bonus, make sure you indicate that your golfer selection is your bonus pick. A sample comment with golfer selections should look like this:
Bonus: Dustin Johnson
How to Play and Win
In a comment on this post, submit your three golfers and your prediction for the weekly multiplier. ONLY ONE COMMENT SUBMISSION PER USER, PER WEEKLY CONTEST.
Submissions will be confirmed at the start of the weekly tournament. ALL CONTEST SUBMISSIONS MUST BE ENTERED PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED START TIME AT THE FIRST TEE ON THE OPENING DAY OF THE TOURNAMENT. Late submissions and any edits after that time will be automatically disqualified from the weekly contest.
There will be three winners each week. The winners will be the contestants with the most points gained, based on the points distribution outlined in Player Selections and Multiplier. All point totals earned from all contestants will carry over for the monthly and season-long contests.
The contest is funded with a minimum pot of 10 SBD. The total weekly pot distribution will be divided as follows:
In the event of a tie, the portion of the pot allocated to the tying contestants will be split between them.
Please help with outreach by sharing this post outside of Steemit!
One of the goals for this contest and the fantasy sports development project is to bring users to Steemit, keep them engaged on the platform, and onboard them into the STEEM cryptocurrency ecosystem. So, please invite your friends and family to Steemit and share this with any golf fans or sports enthusiasts. Growing the active user base can benefit all users and investors, no matter their interests.
As always, please ReSteem this post and let’s grow the sports community through posting, discussing, competing, and earning!
Thank you for participating and good luck!
Special thanks to @blocktrades for supporting and sponsoring this Steemit community event!
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