- Nov 14, 2010
I got the impression that he doesn't want to score who wins what hole but who has the best score overall after 18 holes. So Player 1 has scores of 3, 4, 4, 5 etc. Player 2 has scores of 4, 4, 4, 3, normally they'd be tied in regular match play. I think his hypothetical format would have player 2 winning. So two guys are matched up together but the one with the fewest strokes overall wins the match. Which I think would typically be the case in normal match play but might not be if someone just bombs a hole.
Just as it is now in match play.
Except, instead of holes won being the determining factor as to who wins each match, the overall strokes between the 2 in each match determines the winner of that match.
That way you still have the made for TV drama that match play provides, but you also have amount of strokes determing winners which will give you a better chance at the better golfer winning each match and the better team winning the overall competition.
This format would also force at least 3 matches to finish all 18 holes and the winning putt would always be on 18 as it should be.