Daily Fantasy GOLF League Rules

Contest Format: Salary Cap


  • In each contest, participants will create a lineup by selecting golfers listed in the Player Pool. Each golfer listed has an assigned salary and a valid lineup must not exceed the salary cap of $50,000.
  • Contest results will be determined by the total points accumulated by each individual lineup entry (scoring rules summarized below.)
  • The Player Pool will consist of all golfers expected to participate in the upcoming week’s tournament. Occasionally a golfer may be missing from the Player Pool due to late qualification or unforeseen circumstances.
  • In most circumstances, once the Player Pool is established for a Draft Group, the Player Pool will not be adjusted. In the rare event that there is a mistake within the Player Pool that would significantly impact game quality, DraftKings reserves the right to correct the mistake after contests for that Draft Group have become available. This may result in valid lineups becoming invalid. This would most likely occur shortly after the Player Pool becomes available, far in advance of the contest start time, and participants who have entered contests for the Draft Group prior to the adjustment will be notified via email.
  • Additionally, for the four major championships, the Player Pool may be posted a week or more before an official field is announced. In these instances, additional golfers may be added to the Player Pool up until the Tuesday before the tournament. All changes to the Player Pool will be communicated to entrants via email.
  • A “Draft Group” is a set of games used for contests; each contest is tied to one Draft Group. Contests tied to the same Draft Group can be created at different times. Therefore, game policies are based on the timing of a Draft Group being made available, not each individual contest.
  • Participation in each contest must be made only as specified in the Terms of Use. Failure to comply with these Terms of Use will result in disqualification and, if applicable, prize forfeiture. Terms of Use


  • Rosters will consist of 6 Golfers.


Golfers on each team will accumulate points as follows:

  • Per Hole Scoring
    • Double Eagle (DBe): +20 PTs
    • Eagle (EAG): +8 PTs
    • Birdie (BIR): +3 PTs
    • Par (PAR): +0.5 PTs
    • Bogey (BOG): -0.5 PTs
    • Double Bogey (DBB): -1 PT
    • Worse than Double Bogey (DBW): -1 PT
  • Tournament Finish Scoring
    • 1st: 30 PTs
    • 2nd: 20 PTs
    • 3rd: 18 PTs
    • 4th: 16 PTs
    • 5th: 14 PTs
    • 6th: 12 PTs
    • 7th: 10 PTs
    • 8th: 9 PTs
    • 9th: 8 PTs
    • 10th: 7 PTs
    • 11th–15th: 6 PTs
    • 16th–20th: 5 PTs
    • 21st–25th: 4 PTs
    • 26th–30th: 3 PTs
    • 31st–40th: 2 PTs
    • 41st-50th: 1 PTs
  • Streaks and Bonuses
    • Streak of 3 Birdies of Better (MAX 1 Per Round) (BIR3+): +3 PTs
    • Bogey Free Round (BOFR): +3 PTs
    • All 4 Rounds Under 70 Strokes (A4U70): +5 PTs
    • Hole in One (ACE): +10 PTs

Scoring Notes: Ties for a finishing position will not reduce or average down points. For example, if 2 golfers tie for 3rd place, each will receive the 18 fantasy points for the 3rd place finish result. Playoff Holes will not count towards final scoring, with the exception of the "finishing position" scoring. For example, the golfer who wins the tournament will receive the sole award of 1st place points, but will not accrue points for their scoring result in the individual playoff holes.

Golfers must complete a round to receive fantasy points for that round. If a golfer withdraws or is disqualified before completing a round, the golfer will not receive any fantasy points for that round. All completed rounds, including rounds where the golfer is disqualified after completing the round, will count for scoring purposes.


Golfer eligibility determinations and decisions around golfer inclusion into the player pool are at the sole discretion of DraftKings.


In the event that a tournament is cancelled, all player entries will be cancelled and refunded. If a tournament is postponed or delayed for a reasonable amount of time, as determined by DraftKings in its sole discretion, the contests may remain live until which time the tournament is completed. After final tournament results become available, the contests will be finalized and paid out.


DraftKings uses PGA Tour statistics as provided by STATS LLC and includes all round and scoring data that the PGA Tour and STATS LLC deems to be official and complete. If the PGA shortens an event for any reason, then the statistics that are generated for the portion of the tournament that has been completed will be used to finalize and payout contests.


The Entry-Fee and Prize Pool for a contest will not change once the contest is created. Therefore, each contest has a maximum amount of total entries accepted. Contests that have not reached capacity will be available for entry up until the contest start time.

Guaranteed contests will run (with prizes unchanged) even if they do not reach capacity before the contest start time. Non-guaranteed contests that do not reach capacity by contest start time may be merged with other similar unfilled contests or may be canceled and refunded.


Lineups may be edited at any time leading up to a tournament. Each individual golfer will become “locked” at the scheduled start time of the tournament. A locked golfer cannot be added or removed from a roster spot. Locked roster spots for all entries are displayed in contest GameCenters.

PGA contest start times are subject to change based on the time of the first tee time. In the rare case that a tournament starts before the scheduled start time, all golfers will become locked as soon as our feed reflects that the tournament has begun. Additionally, any swaps that were made after the real-life start time of the tournament will result in those lineups being disqualified and refunded.


Live scoring updates are strictly for the enjoyment of DraftKings customers. DraftKings’ official scoring validation process begins once the tournament has gone final. This process ensures that DraftKings scoring matches official PGA Tour scoring when contest results are finalized and paid out.

Once contests are finalized, a contest status will update to "Completed", and that contest will move from the "Live Games" section to the "Completed Games" section on the My Contests page.

On occasion, PGA Tour official scorers may issue a stat-correction after a tournament has ended and the official scoring validation process has completed. These corrections are rare, but can occur days after a tournament is played. Therefore, any changes to official scoring that occur after contests have been finalized will not impact those finalized contests. Conversely, if a correction needs to be made after contests are finalized due to a bug with the data feed or the finalization process, while extremely rare, the finalization process (including payment) may be reversed and redone correctly.

Note: The official scoring validation process is solely to ensure that DraftKings contest results are determined based on official PGA Tour scoring. Delays during this process may occur as a result of data collection or other technical difficulties. DraftKings will not attempt to make judgements on scoring rulings.


DraftKings’ player salaries are intended to provide an interesting, challenging, skill-based game resulting in a top quality experience for DraftKings customers. Player salaries are determined based on historical statistics and aspects of a player’s upcoming matchup may be factored into their salary.

Please note that player salaries listed are a function of the salary cap fantasy sports contest format and are not intended, and should not be relied upon, as any indication of real-life salary valuations of the individual players.



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