Seminole skins match format: How it works, skins explained, rules and more
Live pro golf is back today with the TaylorMade Driving Relief charity skins match taking place at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla. The $3 million match is supported by UnitedHealth Group.
The match is 2-6 p.m. ET on NBC and features some of the best players in the world. What’s even better is that the exhibition will raise money for Covid-19 relief efforts. Here’s everything you need to know.
HOW TO WATCH
The match begins at 2 p.m. ET and can be seen on NBC, Sky Sports and PGA Tour Global Broadcast Partners. Steaming is available at PGA Tour Live, GOLFTV, Golf Channel and GOLFPass. You can also watch live with the GOLF.com staff here below.
It’s Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson vs. Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff. No caddies. No fans.
FORMAT AND HOW THE SKINS FORMAT WORKS
Fourballs with two-man teams. Each golfer plays his own ball, and the team’s lowest score on each hole is counted. Low-ball for the hole wins the hole (and the skins available for that hole). If a hole is tied, that money carries over to the next hole.
Each team starts with $500,000.
Holes 1-6: worth $50,000 each
Holes 7-16: worth $100,000 each
Hole 17: worth $200,000
Hole 18: worth $500,000
If the 18th hole is tied and play is finished before 5:45 p.m. ET, the foursome will play the par-3 17th from a shortened yardage of about 125 yards to decide the winner. If still tied after playing the 17th, the players will return to the 17th tee and a closest-to-the-pin contest will be the used as a tiebreaker. If the 18th hole ends after 5:45 p.m., ET, the players will proceed directly to the closest-to-the-pin tiebreaker.
The winning team will be the one with the most skins money earned. Bonus money will be handed out throughout the day, but does not figure into team totals for determining a winner.
Birdies and eagles made throughout the day will earn bonus money via Farmers Insurance. Each birdie brings in $25,000 and an eagle is worth $50,000. An ace or double eagle is worth $150,000.
WHERE THE MONEY GOES
McIlroy and Johnson are playing for the American Nurses Foundation, and Fowler and Wolff for the CDC Foundation. Farmers Insurance also pledged $1 million for a birdies and eagle pool benefiting Off Their Plate, a fundraising initiative through the World Central Kitchen.
Fans can also donate themselves via the Tour’s charities online fundraiser here.