US Open Draft 2008

Posted 8 years ago by Adam Gautsch

Because I've been posting these for as long as I've been blogging, our US Open Draft.

5 Comments

dave ~ 8 years ago

What is this? It looks fun.

Adam Gautsch ~ 8 years ago

Each person selects one golfer per round for nine rounds. The tenth pick is a poison pick that someone else selects for you.

You get a defined number of points if your golfers make the cut, hold the lead after any round, and depending on where they place.

The person with the most points after the Sunday round wins the cash.

We also had a little fun with a second one-round draft. That's where I picked Michael Allen out of loyalty to the company.

I also picked DJ Trahan out of loyalty to the alma mater. Loyalty over reason I always say.

Evan Tishuk ~ 8 years ago

Just to further explain, the poison pick, is chosen by someone else for you. And they do so in an attempt to sabotage your score. If your poison pick is last (amongst the players in our draft) then you lose 10 points. It's not enough to really hurt your overall score, but it can be the difference between two close scores at the end. If two people have equally poor poison picks, they each lose five points.

The extra picks are for a side-bet. We each chose one more player who was left in the field. The player to perform the best out of that bonus rounds gets a side-purse of cash. These players do not effect the outcome of the other draft. So it's entirely possible that one of the players, say, Michael Allen, might win the US OPEN tournament. Well, that would win Bear the side-bet, but that would not count towards his points in the other draft.

Three Clemson golfers (including current amateur student-golfer Kyle Stanley) are participating in this year's open. Lucas Glover however is not in the field.

Adam Gautsch ~ 8 years ago

Corrected, I picked DJ Trahan not Lucas

Birdo ~ 8 years ago

Nah, guys I didn't want to play or anything... I'm only the creator of the poison pick and now defunked, senior pick.
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