Yahoo Sports launches Fantasy Golf in time for U.S. Open

It’s one of the best weeks of the year in golf, so Yahoo Sports figured it was the perfect time to launch Fantasy Golf just in time for the U.S. Open.

We have several great options for you to get in the game. The newest offering from Yahoo includes options for free and paid contests. Our free-to-enter PGA Yahoo Cup, a multi-round, single-entry contest with 21 rounds, has $50,000 in total prizes, including $1,000 in weekly prizes.

For the U.S. Open, we’ll have a $25,000 contest with $5,000 to first place, which is $10 to enter. There will also be a $5,000 contest that’s only $1 to join and has a $1,000 first-place prize. All of this will be available in our award-winning Yahoo Fantasy mobile app.

How it works

We’re bringing everything you love about full-season fantasy, but condensed to week-long Fantasy Golf contests. This also allows past season-long Fantasy Golf users to even recreate their leagues in our new game.

Instead of picking players, you fill out a roster with our simplified salary cap. Lineups will consist of six golfers selected from the available player list working off a $200 budget. The top-ranked players will cost more, while the unproven or struggling players will be easier on your budget. But you can pick your favorite star each week. No more having to figure out the few times a year you want to use a star as was the case with season-long golf.

We have all the ways players can help you score, but points will be awarded or subtracted depending on the outcome of each hole throughout a tournament. For example, you’ll get five points for a hole-in-one or minus-5 for a double bogey. There will also be bonuses for hot streaks and overall finish. We also want to give you a complete rundown of the rules and policies.

Don’t miss the free-to-enter PGA Yahoo Cup and join a Fantasy Golf contest today.