Format Details for Charity Skins Game Unveiled
Format specifics for the charity skins game set to take place on Sunday have been released, less than a week before the event.
The charity match will see Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson team up to take on Rickie Fowler and Matt Wolff on Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m. at Seminole Golf Club in Florida.
Coverage begins at 2 p.m. on NBC, Golf Channel and NBCSN.
The Format & Money
The format is best ball of the twosome, meaning that each player will play his own ball, with the lowest score between the teammates counting.
McIlroy and Johnson will play for the American Nurses Foundation, while Fowler and Wolff will be playing for the CDC Foundation.
Both teams will start with $500,000 in the bank. From there, the hole values will increase as the match continues.
Holes 1-6 will be worth $50,000 each, while holes 7-16 will be worth $100,000.
The 17th hole will be worth $200,000 while No. 18 will feature a $500,000 skin.
If there is a tie on a hole, the values will carry over to the next hole.
If the 18th hole is tied and play finishes before 5:45 p.m., the players will go to the par-3 17th and play it from 125 yards.
If the teams are still tied, they would return to the 17th hole and the remaining skins wold be decide by a closest-to-the-pin contest.
Throughout the round, bonus money will be awarded for low scores, $25K per birdie, $50K per eagle and $150K per hole-in-one or double eagle.
There will also be two long drive contests worth $100K and $150K respectively.