NOV 10-15, 2015
LOS CABOS, MEXICO
   
 
FORMAT
Professional 72 Hole Medal Play:
Professionals participate in a 72 hole medal play competition.

Team Format:
Teams consist of one professional and three amateur partners. Within each flight division, and in the overall competition, teams will compete in a one-best-ball gross competition AND a one-best-ball net competition. There will be gross and net champions awarded in each flight division. Flights will be determined by combined team handicaps.

Flight Divisions:
There will be four flight divisions, based on combined amateur handicaps.

Handicaps:

All menís handicaps are converted with the following tournament handicap chart. Male amateur participants will compete at the handicaps listed and from the tee colors noted. LOW INDEX for the previous 12 months is being used for all amateur competitors.

Individual index

Hdcp

Tee color

and below

0.0

0

Blue

0.1

1.2

1

Blue

1.3

2.4

2

Blue

2.5

3.6

3

Blue

3.7

4.8

4

Blue

4.9

6.0

5

Blue

6.1

7.2

6

Blue

7.3

8.4

7

Blue

8.5

9.6

8

Blue

9.7

10.8

9

Blue

10.9

12.0

10

Blue

12.1

13.2

11

Blue

13.3

14.4

12

Blue

14.5

15.6

12

White

15.7

16.8

13

White

16.9

18.0

14

White

18.1

19.2

15

White

19.3

and higher

16

White


Ladiesí handicaps:
All ladiesí use the handicap chart noted above. Ladies all play red tees, however.
Tournament tees:
Menís professional tees:  Gold
Ladiesí professional tees:  White
Menís amateur tees:  Blue, and White (depending on playerís index)
Ladiesí amateur tees:  Red
Seniorsí tees:
Senior golfers - age 60 or over as of first round tee time shall have the option of moving up from the blue tees to the white tees.If the player chooses this option, the playerís handicap will be reduced by 1. Notes: 1) The player has this option daily, and may choose to change this from round to round, but not during a round and 2) if the player is already playing from the white tees, this option does not exist, and he will remain playing from the white tees with the tournament handicap as noted.
Optional Team Buy-In:
Each year teams have the ability to buy-in to an event pool which pays out for SKINS, and LOW TEAMS in each flight.

2015 Champion
Zach Johnson




 

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 for 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:
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 2015 TaylorMade Invitational:
Each individual handicap will be computed by taking the playerís low index for the previous 12 months (through October 1, 2015).
Courses
2015 PROFESSIONAL PRIZE MONEY $100,000

FORMAT
- One professional and three
amateur partners
- Best ball of foursome
- Gross and Net awards in four
flight divisions


FIELD SIZE
80 Teams

HOST COURSES
The Ocean Course and the Desert Course at Cabo del Sol

HOST HOTEL
The Fiesta Americana Grand