Fantasy golf

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Fantasy golf is a game in which the participants each assemble a team of real life golfers and then score points based on those players' performance in golf tournaments, with games typically following the US PGA Tour and the European Tour.[1] Many formats exist for players' selection of golfers and point scoring.[1] A common variant sees a squad of golfers selected annually with a set budget based on prior performance, with weekly teams selected from the larger squads. Some fantasy golf formats focus solely on golf's Major Championships.[2] Participating in fantasy golf can add enjoyment to golf viewing, as well as providing competition against other participants.

History[edit]

Wilfred "Bill" Winkenbach devised fantasy golf in the latter part of the 1950s,[3] in which each player selected a team of professional golfers and the person with the lowest combined total of strokes at the end of the tournament would win.[citation needed] Golf is a simple fantasy game to administer and keep tabs on, since participants are concerned only with the scores of their team members without anything else to complicate it.

See also[edit]

Fantasy sports

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bolton, Rob. "Fantasy primer: Time to prepare for all formats before '11 begins", PGATOUR.com, 21 November 2010. Retrieved on 2010-12-28.
  2. ^ The Majors Challenge, PGA.com. Retrieved on 2018-05-10.
  3. ^ "'Wink': Wilfred 'Bill' Winkenbach invented Fantasy Football way back in 1962 with GOPPPL in Oakland". newsnet5.com. 2014-09-11. Archived from the original on 2015-09-29. Retrieved 2015-09-18.