Welcome to Buddygolf

BuddyGolf is an addictive golf prediction game, played every week and based on PGA Tour events.

In our latest version, you are able to play in a free and/or fee-based weekly game, competing against players for weekly prizes as well as an Order of Merit.

The Buddygolf App is available for download on both the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Wait for your weekly (generally on a Tuesday) notification confirming that the tournament is ready for your selections.

Select your 12 players before selections close (generally a few minutes before the start of the tournament).

Enjoy the golf more and become addicted like the rest of us.

How the game works

Cost to play

Amateur (Green) Game – FREE

May choose maximum one team

Professional (Blue) Game – R250/R500

May select as many teams as you would like @
R250 per team selected for non-Majors
R500 per team selected for the four Majors

Select players

You select 12 players from the field. You can change these selections up until the tournament starts, whereafter no changes are possible.

Points

Positive or negative points are allocated to each golfer based on their finishing positions at the end of the tournament but your relative position will be visible throughout the tournament.

Prizes

Amateur (Green) Game:

Winner – R1000

Professional (Blue) Game:

Winner (50% of Pot)
Second Place (25% of Pot)
Third Place (15% of Pot)
Highest 3rd and 4th Round Points combined (10% of Pot)

Points are allocated to golfers as follows:

Winner

20 Points

2nd Place

15 Points

3rd Place

13 Points

4th Place

10 Points

5th Place

9 Points

6th Place

8 Points

7th Place

7 Points

8th Place

6 Points

9th Place

5 Points

10th Place

4 Points

Pos 11-15

(and ties)

3 Points

Pos 16-20

(and ties)

2 Points

Pos 21-30

(and ties)

1 Point

Any other player making cut (outside top 30)

0 Points

Players ranked 51+ in the world will receive double points

Players ranked 51+ in the world will receive double points for all above point allocations so that you have an incentive to also pick players outside the top 50 in the world and think more carefully about your selections.

If there are ties for positions 2-9, we will add up the points for all those positions and allocate them evenly to each player. Any players outside the top 50 in the world will then be allocated double those points. For example, if three golfers finish tied for second place, the calculation will be as follows (15+13+10)/3 = 12.67 points. If one of these three players is outside the top 50 in the world, this result will be doubled, therefore this player will receive 12.67*2 = 25.33 points.

Negative points will be allocated as follows:

If a player you selected misses the cut, negative points will be allocated as follows:
If the player is ranked inside the top 10 in World Golf Rankings = Negative 6 points
If the player is ranked 11-50 (inclusive) in the World Golf Rankings = Negative 3 points
If ranked 51 or worse in the World Golf Rankings = Negative 1 point

Player withdrawing or being disqualified:
If you have selected a player who withdraws before the tournament begins, you will receive 0 points for his selection.

If a player you have selected is disqualified or withdraws after the start of the tournament but before the start of round 3, you will receive the same negative points as he would have received had he missed the cut.

If a player you have selected makes the cut and withdraws or is disqualified he will receive 0 points.

Order of Merit:

If you would like to test your skills over a longer period of time, consider joining the Order of Merit which will accumulate your points over a range of tournaments.

There are 2 Order of Merits for 2019. Your points per tournament will be accumulated and displayed in the Order of Merit tab on the app. Please take note that each of the four majors receive double points for the Order of Merit.

Tournaments applying to the first Order of Merit of the year are:

Date Buddygolf Tournament Points Allocation
Apr 11 - 14 Masters Tournament Double Points Allocation
Apr 18 - 21 RBC Heritage Normal Points Allocation
Apr 25 - 28 Zurich Classic of New Orleans Normal Points Allocation
May 2 - 5 Wells Fargo Championship Normal Points Allocation
May 9 - 12 AT&T Byron Nelson Normal Points Allocation
May 16 - 19 PGA Championship Double Points Allocation
May 23 - 26 Charles Schwab Challenge Normal Points Allocation
May 30 - Jun 2 the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Normal Points Allocation
Jun 6 - 9 RBC Canadian Open Normal Points Allocation

Tournaments applying to the second Order of Merit of the year are:

Date Buddygolf Tournament Points Allocation
Jun 13 - 16 U.S. Open Double Points Allocation
Jun 20 - 23 Travelers Championship Normal Points Allocation
Jun 27 - 30 Rocket Mortgage Classic Normal Points Allocation
Jul 4 - 7 3M Open Normal Points Allocation
Jul 11 - 14 John Deere Classic Normal Points Allocation
Jul 18 - 21 The Open Championship Double Points Allocation
Jul 25 - 28 World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational Normal Points Allocation
Aug 1 - 4 Wyndham Championship Normal Points Allocation
Aug 8 - 11 The Northern Trust Normal Points Allocation

Download the Buddygolf app now!

We look forward to you getting addicted to playing Buddygolf.