PGA Tour Championship Preview

The PGA Tour Championship happens this week at East Lake and big money is on the line. In addition to the prize pool for this tournament ($9 million purse) the Fedex Cup will also be awarded ($32 million purse).

The First Look: TOUR Championship

FedExCup points leader Bryson DeChambeau headlines the 30-man field that will determine the season champion, as the FedExCup Playoffs once again wrap at Atlanta’s historic East Lake Golf Club. Justin Rose, Tony Finau, Dustin Johnson and defending champion Justin Thomas round out the five players who can lay claim to the $10 million end-of-season bonus simply by winning the TOUR Championship.

DraftKings PGA: 2018 Tour Championship Picks, Analysis

The FedEx Cup moves from Philly to Atlanta for the Tour Championship and some more DraftKings PGA action. The FedEx Cup playoffs will be decided, and a champion will be crowned! Bryson DeChambeau enters the tournament with the top seed after winning The Northern Trust and the Dell Technologies!

What is Crowd Settlement?

On CoinRoster, there are three different ways to settle a contest: auto settled, user settled, and crowd settled. Choosing the best way to settle a contest should depend on the type of contest you’re creating and the type of data being used to settle the contest.

Auto settlement is what most of us are used to, this is when the website uses its own data to the settle a contest “automatically”. User settlement is a little bit different because instead of automatically settling the contest, the user who created the contest must also choose the settlement outcome and this user must also do it manually on CoinRoster.

Users who create pools and fixed odds bets based on the data CoinRoster already has, whether its golf, baseball, hockey, and basketball data can be auto settled. When a contest is auto settled, the responsibility to settle is borne by CoinRoster, but when a contest is user settled, the responsibility to settle is borne by the user who created the contest.

There are pros and cons to each settlement type. If you’re creating a contest based on the data from our site, it can be auto settled, and doesn’t require any further input from the user who created the contest, in this sense auto settling is the easiest method. But auto settlement is limited to the data CoinRoster has, and if you want to create a parimutuel pool or fixed odds bet about a topic where CoinRoster does not have the data, you must choose to either the user settle or crowd settle method.  User settlement is best used when the outcome is not publicly known, such as a home game amongst friends.

Crowd settlement is the most innovative way to settle a contest. Crowd settlement does not rely on CoinRoster’s data nor does it rely on the user who created the contest to also settle it. Crowd settlement happens without any further input from the user who created the contest, and in this way, seems “automatic”, although crowd settlement relies on users on CoinRoster to vote for the outcome they believe occured. Crowd settled contests can be created by any user, and then are settled based on votes from users.

To create a crowd settled contest, you must first open an account and make a deposit. Only users who have made a deposit can create a contest. Once you’ve made a deposit to your account. login to your account and navigate to the Create Contest page.

From the Create Contest page, choose Contest Type as MISC, enter a title and description, choose a registration deadline and settlement deadline. The registration deadline is when betting will end and your contest will go in-play. The settlement deadline is the time when your contest will be settled. It makes sense to choose a registration deadline at the time when you expect your contest will be played or decided, and the settlement deadline is the time when settlement will be complete.

Next, you will enter the outcome options for your contest. The default is a parimutuel pool, but if you want to create a contest with fixed odds (where as the contest creator you will bear the risk/rewards) you can also make this choice. You’ll also need to enter the minimum wager allowed, toggle the settlement type to Crowd Settled, and decide whether you’d like your contest to be public or private. Public contests are visible and available to all users, whereas private contests are only available to users with the URL associated with the contest.

After you’re happy with your contest specifications, press the “Create Contest” button to create your contest. Your contest will then be reviewed by an admin before being added going live.


BMW Championship Monday Finish

The final round of the BMW Championship will be played on Monday (today), and since this is the FedEx Cup Playoffs, we won’t know the final field for the next tournament until this tournament is finished.

Click here to view the current PGA Tour leaderboard.

CoinRoster will post new contests later this week due to the delayed finish of the BMW Championship.

Weather issues delay BMW final round to Monday

NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. – Unrelenting rain and a saturated Aronimink course has pushed back the final round of the BMW Championship to Monday. With the final 30 spots in the FedExCup Playoffs on the line, officials remain intent on completing 72 holes, even if it requires a Tuesday finish.

Auto-Play Now Available

We’ve recently added an Auto-Play feature to CoinRoster. Now users can automatically enter rosters to many of our standard fantasy contests. This feature can be useful for users who may not have time or forget to enter their rosters regularly or for those who enjoy cheering on a team without having to pick their own players.

Our Auto-Play functionality uses three different algorithms to select Auto-Play rosters such as Random, Safe, and Barbell. Users can also choose to enter any number of rosters for each Auto-Play.

Click here to read our post on how to use Auto-Play

2018 Ryder Cup Preview

We’ve posted some Ryder Cup 2018 pools, and users are encouraged to post their own Ryder Cup pools using our create contest functionality. To create your own Ryder Cup pools, login to your CoinRoster account, click the CREATE CONTEST link in the main menu, and then choose MISC as the contest type.  From this menu, you can enter in the specific details of your Ryder Cup parimutuel pool.  Make sure to create a logical outcome and a pool that considers the specific dates the Ryder Cup will take place.

U.S. Ryder Cup bubble watch: Tiger Woods a lock, Brandt Snedeker’s rising stock and what to do with Phil Mickelson – Golf Digest

Only three weeks remain for aspiring United States players to make their case for the four remaining spots on the 2018 Ryder Cup. Captain Jim Furyk will announce three of his picks after the Dell Technologies Championship, with the final slot filled at the BMW Championship’s conclusion.

Tiger Woods: Tommy Fleetwood makes claim about former world No 1 ahead of Ryder Cup

Fleetwood finds himself grouped for a second time this year alongside Woods for tomorrow’s start to the Northern Trust and the opening event of the ultra-lucrative FedEx Cup Play-Off Series in Paramus, New Jersey.

Northern Trust 2018 & Fedex Cup Playoffs Preview

Tiger returns to the Fedex Cup playoffs this year for the first time in five years and it begins this week at the Northern Trust. As the 12th edition of the FedExCup postseason begins, points leader Dustin Johnson and No. 2 Justin Thomas top the marquee for Ridgewood Country Club’s fourth turn in hosting the FedExCup Playoffs opener. Read More

Rory McIlroy has withdrawn from the tournament.

Check out our full lineup of fantasy contests this week.

CoinRoster users can also create their own custom fantasy contests, including the ability to create a private contest to share with your friends.

Northern Trust Preview Picks Analysis

The FedEx Cup Playoffs begin with the Northern Trust as the leading golfers on the PGA Tour enter the lucrative final series of events, leading to the Tour Championship and the $10m bonus. Golfshake’s Derek Clements looks ahead to this week, and the players hoping to make a significant run for the prize.

2018 FedEx Cup Playoffs Introduction, Standings, and Predictions

Introduction The 2018 FedEx Cup Playoffs start this Thursday with The Northern Trust. PGA Tour golfers have been battling for FedEx cup points throughout the first 42 events of the golf calendar, and now only 4 events remain.

PGA Championship 2018 Preview

The PGA Championship comes to Middle America for its 100th edition this week, as Justin Thomas undertakes his first major title defense against a Bellerive lineup headlined by FedExCup frontrunner Dustin Johnson and one of the year’s deepest fields.

Jordan Spieth takes his second crack at completing the career Grand Slam, which would make him the second-youngest to accomplish the feat behind Tiger Woods. And speaking of Woods, the four-time champion is back for the first time since 2015. Read More

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2018 PGA Championship: 10 players to watch

Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports By: Geoff Shackelford | August 5, 2018 7:17 pm The 100th PGA Championship begins Thursday at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Mo. Defending champion Justin Thomas enters the final major tournament of 2018 riding a serious green wave, having won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational convincingly on Sunday.

PGA Championship 2018: Tiger Woods, Justin Thomas among 10 biggest storylines at Bellerive

The 2018 PGA Championship is here, and we have an event overflowing with storylines. Everything from a single season often seems to converge upon the PGA Championship as it is the last major of the season (this year for the last time), and multiple players, stories and themes come to a head there as the season hurtles for the FedEx Cup Playoffs and the Ryder Cup.

Bridgestone Invitational Preview

Tiger Woods makes his first World Golf Championships start in four years, getting one last tour of a Firestone Country Club venue where he’s won eight times but is hosting its final edition before the event moves south to Memphis. Newly crowned The Open Championship winner Francesco Molinari tees it up for the first time since taking possession of the Claret Jug at Carnoustie. Dustin Johnson’s FedExCup lead also figures to be on the line as the points race tightens near the top. Read More

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WGC Bridgestone Invitational Preview Picks Analysis

The WGC Bridgestone Invitational heads to Firestone Country Club for one last time, and eight-time champion Tiger Woods has qualified, seeking a final triumph at a favoured venue. However, he is up against the game’s best. Golfshake’s Derek Clements looks ahead to the event.

Golfer Shubhankar aims to make it count at WGC-Bridgestone meet

India’s rising star golfer Shubhankar Sharma aims to keep his PGA Tour dream alive with a strong showing at the World Golf Championships (WGC)-Bridgestone Invitational, starting on Thursday at the Firestone Country Club. The 22-year-old knows he must pull off some great shots of his own to ke

RBC Canadian Open Preview

Jhonattan Vegas takes his swing at becoming the first man since 2011 to three-peat a PGA TOUR event, while U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka has an outside chance at an even rarer “Triple Crown” as Canada’s national open plays its final edition in late July at the RBC Canadian Open next week.

Next year, the RBC Canadian Open moves from the week following The Open Championship to take residence as the U.S. Open’s new lead-in — essentially trading slots with the Memphis stop, which will become the summer World Golf Championships venue. Read More

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Deep field for the RBC Canadian Open – Article – TSN

The field for the RBC Canadian Open was released on Friday and it’s as deep and talented as it has been in some time. There are 12 of the top 50 ranked players in the world playing, headed up by world No. 1 Dustin Johnson.

Canadian Open moves to early June in 2019, purse raised to attract stronger field | CBC Sports

Starting next year, the Canadian Open will be played in early June, moving the event out of the shadow of the British Open. Golf Canada also announced on Tuesday it’s increasing the overall purse to $7.6 million US for 2019, up from $6.4 million.