Hello all, I have a question concerning a basic golf pool. For every major, my dad and I will place a small wager against each other to see who can pick the best golfers. We perform a simple snake draft, and we pick 5 golfers each. We use a standard scoring system where the lowest combined total amongst your golfers over the course of the tournament wins the bet. From that standpoint, it is very simple. However, where things get confusing is when our golfers donít make the cut. Last year, we had quite a few headaches trying to figure out a system for it, and for the Masterís tournament this year, it was a bit ridiculous. I had Spieth, Fowler, McIlroy, Rahm, and a golfer who didnít make the cut. My dad chose Woods, Rose, Thomas, Day, and Johnson. Needless to say, my four golfers were fantastic for the tournament, and youíd think I would have had it in the bag, right?
For the cut rule, we decided to take the Thursday and Friday score of the golfer who missed the cut, then take the worst score from the field for Saturday and Sunday. Due to this, I ended up with a +33 for my golfer who missed the cut, and I ended up losing by about 3 strokes. Now, Iím totally fine with taking the loss in this one because those were the cut rules we chose to go by. However, this system seems completely broken in my opinion, and Iíd like to get a solid cut rule in place before the next three majors. When I have golfers from 2nd-5th place, and I still lose because I had one guy miss the cut, that seems out of whack to me. It basically says that if you lose a golfer to the cut, the bet is pretty much over unless the opponent loses a golfer to the cut rule as well. Granted, I could be wrong, but is the cut penalty supposed to be so severe? In my mind, there should be a way to make the scoring more competitive for the last two days. Even though this happened to me, I donít want the same scenario arising for my dad; where I win if all of my golfers make the cut, and he has one guy who misses. Where is the fun in that? In my mind, one golfer missing the cut shouldnít wreck your bet, but maybe Iím in the minority here. What do you all think?