With the new year we’re excited to launch the inaugural Fauxlex Series! Think of it as the world golf tour we would create if given the power to do so. It incorporates events from several tours across the world, bringing them together for a season-long points race in which you can create a team and compete for various ‘trophies’. Let’s get into the particulars…
How To Create a Team
Follow the link below to enter your team. Each team will consist of 32 players from the OWGR top-1000 based on year-end 2018 ranks. Specifically, you’ll select:
OWGR #1 to 10: 2 players
OWGR #11 to 30: 3 players
OWGR #31 to 50: 3 players
OWGR #51 to 100: 4 players
OWGR #101 to 250: 6 players
OWGR #251 to 500: 6 players
OWGR #501 to 1000: 8 players
Unlike other fantasy-type competitions, the team you select at the start of the year will be your #SQUAD throughout the year, so choose wisely and make sure to pick guys for which you want to ride!
The deadline for entry is January 11th at 5pm Eastern
Lastly, please note there is only one team per email, so please don’t feel the need or desire to sign-up multiple teams. Thank you.
What Tournaments are Included in the Fauxlex Series?
Great question! The current schedule looks like this:
Week 1: Sony Open (PGA Tour)
Week 2: Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship (Euro Tour)
Week 3: Farmers Insurance Open (PGA Tour)
Week 4: Waste Management Phoenix Open (PGA Tour)
Week 5: ISPS Handa Vic Open (Euro Tour)
Week 6: Genesis Open (PGA Tour)
Week 7: WGC Mexico Championship (Joint event)
Week 8: Oman Open (Euro Tour)
Week 9: OFF
Week 10: The Players Championship (PGA Tour) AND Kenya Open (Euro Tour)
Week 11: Valspar Championship (PGA Tour)
Week 12: Hero Indian Open (Euro Tour)
Week 13: OFF
Week 14: The Masters (Joint event)
Week 15: RBC Heritage (PGA Tour)
Week 16: Trophée Hassan II (Euro Tour)
Week 17: Wells Fargo Championship (PGA Tour)**
Week 18: British Masters Hosted by Tommy Fleetwood (Euro Tour)
Week 19: PGA Championship (Joint event)
Week 20: Charles Schwab Challenge (PGA Tour)
Week 21: The Memorial (PGA Tour)
Week 22: BMW Charity Pro-Am (Web.com Tour)
Week 23: US Open (Joint event)
Week 24: Travelers Championship (PGA Tour)
Week 25: Rocket Mortgage Classic (PGA Tour)**
Week 26: Dubai Duty Free Irish Open (Euro Tour)
Week 27: John Deere Classic (PGA Tour)
Week 28: The Open Championship (Joint event)
Week 29: Reno-Tahoe Tournament (PGA Tour)
Week 30: Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae (Web.com Tour)
Week 31: Shot Clock Challenge (Euro Tour)
Week 32: BMW Championship (PGA Tour)
Week 33: Scandinavian Invitation (Euro Tour)
Week 34: Omega European Masters (Euro Tour)
Week 35: OFF
Week 36: Kazakhstan Open (Euro Challenge Tour)
Week 37: BMW PGA Championship (Euro Tour)
Week 38: Alfred Dunhill Links Championship (Euro Tour)
Week 39: Open de Espana (Euro Tour)
Week 40: Italian Open (Euro Tour)
Week 41: Japan Open Golf Championship (Japan Tour)
Week 42: TBD*
Week 43: TBD*
Week 44: TBD*
Week 45: TBD*
Week 46: Dunlop Phoenix (Japan Tour)
Week 47: TBD*
Week 48: Emirates Australian Open (Australasia Tour)
* we reserve the right to fill in the schedule at our pleasure based on to-be-confirmed 2019 event dates. On our radar is the Sanderson Farms Championship, The RSM Classic, the PGA Tour event in Houston, as well as events from the PGA Tour Latino America tour.
The tally of events at this moment looks like this:
PGA Tour: 20 events
Euro Tour: 20 events
Other Tours: 6 events
TBD: 5 events
How Will the Fauxlex Series Be Scored?
Again, great question. You ask a lot of those. This is very important–each event is equally weighted. That means the John Deere Classic is equal to the Masters which is equal to the BMW Charity Pro-Am, and so on. The actual scoring mechanism will be the same as the PGA Tour’s scoring system used in their season-long points race for majors, which can be viewed in detail HERE.
What Kind of Sweet Prizes Will I Get If I Win?
Let me be very clear–if you’re in this for material rewards, your head and heart is in the wrong place. This competition will be devoid of prizes except a piece of custom merchandise for the winner of the Fauxlex Series, plus each ‘cup’ winner.
Cup? What Do You Mean?
Like the Tour de France, the Fauxlex Series will be awarding competition ‘cups’ across several ‘sub-competitions.’ These are meant to both add fun and allow people to get strategic in how they pick and choose their team. The ‘jerseys’ up for grabs this year are:
The Suit Jacket Cup: points leader across PGA Tour events
The Custard Cup: points leader across Euro Tour events
The Global Citizen (ie. “Globalist”) Cup: points leader across all national Open events
The Major Cup: points leader across the five majors (Masters, US Open, British Open, PGA Championship and John Deere Classic)
The Beaker Cup: points leader across all non-PGA, non-Euro Tour events
The Fred Thompson Memorial Reverse Mortgage Cup**: points “leader” for the Wells Fargo and Rocket Mortgage tournaments
**Please note: points earned by your team in these events will be subtracted from your overall Fauxlex score.
Where Can I Check the Standings?
We will have a page with a permanent link to the standings on our website. Also, we will start a thread with a link to the standings on our message board, The Refuge. It’s a great place to discuss the Fauxlex Series throughout the year.
Any other questions reach out to me on twitter (@BigRandyNLU) or on the Refuge. With all that said, sign up below!