Distribution of Prize Money, Playoffs, and Ties:
All prize money will be forwarded to professionals directly from TaylorMade adidas Golf following the event.
A sudden death playoff of 1st place in the 72-hole medal competition will be held immediately following the completion of the final round. This will be held on the 18th hole of the Desert Course. The playoff will continue on this same hole until a winner is declared. If weather or daylight halts the playoff at any time, the players will be deemed co-champions and share the prize monies accordingly.
Prize money for the professional in the team event: Professionals shall be paid for either gross or net prize money, but not both. If positions of finish are the same (gross and net), gross prize money shall be awarded.
Ties for the overall team champions (both gross and net) shall be determined as follows:
"The team with the lowest team score on any given day shall be determined the champion". This means that if team "A" has scores of 63, 64, 59, and 60 for a total of 246, and they tie team "B" with scores of 65, 61, 60, and 60 for a total of 246. Team "A" wins because their lowest score was 59, compared to the lowest score of 60 for team "B". If the lowest score also ties, the comparison moves to the 2nd lowest score Ė and so on until there is a winner.
In the unusual case where all four scores are the same, the winner will be determined beginning on the 18th hole on the Ocean Course, moving backwards, and matching cards until there is a winner. Cards will be matched using the 2nd time the teams played the Ocean Course. This could be either the 3rd or 4th round, and may differ from team to team.
Team awards will be distributed to the overall gross champions, and the overall net champions.
There will be four flight divisions based on combined handicaps of the amateur members of the team. In each flight there will be awards for the overall gross champions, and the overall net champions.
Ties will be broken "in all cases" using the same method as noted in the previous information regarding professional team prize distribution. "The team with the lowest team score on any given day shall be determined the champion".
Teams are only eligible for one award. In all cases, the gross award takes precedent to the net award as long as the position is the same. This means that if a team wins both gross and net, the team will be awarded the gross award only. The team in 2nd net would then be awarded the net award. Also, if a team wins the overall championship (gross or net) that opens up the flight championship to the team that finished 2nd in that particular flight.
Handicap Chart for 2013 TaylorMade Invitational:
Each individual handicap will be computed by taking the playerís low index for the previous 12 months (through October 1, 2013).