The start of a New Year means meaningful PGA golf is about to make its return to your weekend schedule. The first tournament of the calendar year also means the return of Yahoo! fantasy golf and our Fansided group which typically draws a ultra-competitive group of hardcore fantasy golf players. If you’re excited for this year’s gold and want to watch each weekend in a new and exciting way join us for Fantasy Golf 2015!
To join our group on Yahoo!, you need two things. After creating your entry with your Yahoo! username, join our group using our Group ID# 3782 and Password fsfantasygolf. Remember, it is the Group ID#, not the group name, that will help you get into our group. So head on over to the main golf page, get signed up and join our group for a great year of fantasy golf fun.
The format of the Yahoo! game is the most challenging and interesting option that I’ve found on a week-to-week basis. For those of you that may be looking to play for the first time, the golfers are grouped into three lists. Each week, you select one option from the A-List, two options from the B-List, and an option from the C-List as your starting foursome. You also select an additional four golfers (one A, two B, and one C) to serve as your bench players. You can move players from your bench to your lineup before any round, but only those eight players can get you points for that tournament.
Here’s a quick reminder of the scoring. Each round, the low score is given 20 points and each shot behind that low score earns two points fewer. For example, a player that shoots a -1 when the best score of the day was -6 would receive 10 points. The only other scoring wrinkle is the end of the week bonus when the winner receives 20 points, runner-up 10 points, and third place five points. If you have had the placing player active for any round during the week you receive the bonus regardless of whether you had the player active for the Final Round.
The one other thing that is vital to remember is that each golfer can only be used a maximum of 10 times on your active roster during the season. While that may seem like a lot, there are 36 weeks in the full run of the fantasy season, so you’ll need to be strategic on when to roll out your big guns. Starting Rory in every tournament he plays isn’t an option, so make sure to save his starts for tournaments you think he has the best shot at winning.
Each week, to help you assemble your foursome and your four bench options you’ll be able to find my picks right here on Fansided with a brief explanation of why I’m going with those options on my roster. I’ll also mention the winner from the previous week in our group and the overall standings. If you’re up for a challenge this year and ready for Fantasy Golf 2015, come join our Yahoo! group and let’s get started!
Click here for my picks for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions which tees off in Hawaii this Friday.