Golfer MC, WD, MDF, or DNF - Explained

It is imperative for any pool admin to understand how the scoring works for players that miss the cut as we can assure you with 100% that someone in your pool is going to need it explained. In this article, we are going to show you exactly how it works, what your options are, and how you can explain it to your poolies. 

Golfer Missed Cut - How the Scoring Works

First, the pool admin will need to decide how to handle golfers that miss the cut, and Easy Office Pools provides two options to choose from:

Option 1: Any player that misses the cut receives a score of 80 for rounds 3 & 4.

Option 2: Any player that misses the cut receives the highest carded score for rounds 3 & 4.

*Note: The same rules apply for golfers that Withdrawl (WD), Made the cut but did not finish (MDF), or Did Not Start (DNF)

Live Example from the 2019 Masters Tournament: 

Let's look at the 2019 Masters as an example using Stewart Cink as our Golfer.

  • Stewart records scores of 76 & 72 for rounds 1 & 2. 

  • He is then given the highest carded score for R3 (76 from Charles Howell III)

  • His R4 Score will be the highest score recorded for that round. (80 from J.B. Holmes)

The end result for Stewart Cink in the 2019 Masters using the "highest carded round" option for players that miss the cut would be as follows:

  • Round 1 - 76 (+4)
  • Round 2 - 72 (E)
  • Round 3 - 76 (+4)
  • Round 4 - 80 (+8) 
  • Tournament Total: 304 (+16)

*Note:  When using Option 2 from above for Golfers that miss the cut. In this case, Stewarts scores would be as follows:

  • Round 1 - 76 (+4)
  • Round 2 - 72 (E)
  • Round 3 - 80 (+8)
  • Round 4 - 80 (+8) 
  • Tournament Total: 308 (+20)

Information for your Poolies:

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