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The Official Site of the

Rule 20-6 Golf Pool

The 2019 Edition

(Or under the new rules, The Rule 14.5a Golf Pool)

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The San Diego Open Picks Are Up!
Let's do this thing...
Let's get it on!The picks and round one standings for the first event of the 2019 Rule 20-6 Golf Pool are on the site.  We chose 25 golfers.  No one was unanimous but Jon Rahm and Justin Rose tied for the favorite spot, picked 15 times each.  That Tiger guy was chosen 14 times.  Twelve players went with Jason Day.  Tony Finau is on 11 teams.  Rory was picked 9 times.  Seven of us think Leishman will do it this week.  The X Man got the nod 6 times.  Rickie Fowler and Chuckie Howell are on 5 teams each.  Sneedeker is the only 4-bagger.  Cantlay, Hoffman and Spieth are treys.  This week's deuces are Niemann, Stanley and Woodland.

We managed 8 unique picks.  Dave A. (more on him later) leads with 3.  Oliver is next with 2.  Andrew, Tom and Mike D. have one each.  The other 13 of us won't see a unique or two blow it down the stretch.  Randy and Brian T. have the same 7 golfers.

If you do a little math on the last paragraph you'll notice we now have 18 players in the Pool.  Everyone is back from last year and we picked up one more, though he can hardly be called new.  Dave A. is back.  Dave was one of the original 9 that started this Pool back in 2004.  He took the last 4 years off but in his first 11 years he amassed 21 wins, 8 of those majors.  He still holds the record for most wins in any one single tournament, 5 PGA Championships.  He's far from a rookie and will give us some tough picks.  Dave's a PGA Professional in South Florida and is originally from Central Ohio.

Now that we have 18 players, by rule we will be paying 4 spots.  In regular tournaments the payouts will be $52-$27-$17-$12.  The Masters will pay $87-$45-$28-$20.  The Spring Season will be $96-$50-$30-$22.  The Year-Long cashers will get $104-$55-$33-$24.  These will stay the same for the Summer if no one else joins us in May.  The first, second and third place payouts are the same as they were in 2017 when we had 16 players.

This is a nice set of picks to start off the year.  A tight bunch of picks, but enough differences to keep things interesting.  The round one standings are certainly tight but this tournament doesn't really reflect the true standings until after round two, more than any other that uses 2 different courses.  There's a pretty big difference between the South Course and the easier North Course.  If all your golfers played the South on Thursday you might be moving up the standings quite a bit after Friday.  Or not.  Ah yes, it's golf pooling season again and I am ready for this to be a damn good one...

Let's get it on!


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