The "Maximum Starts" rule in Fantasy Golf
This article explains the sliding scale for the Maximum Starts rule in Fantasy Golf, depending on when you signed up for the game.
If you join the game before the scheduled conclusion of the 4th tournament of the year, each golfer in Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Golf can be an active member of your team in no more than 10 tournaments. If you join after the 4th tournament of the year, you will receive progressively fewer remaining starts, as follows:
|Join Week||Starts Remaining|
- If you join during the tournament of a given week, you will be given the starts remaining as of that week. For example, if you join during week 16's tournament, you will be given 7 starts remaining.
- If you join between tournaments, you will be given the starts remaining as of the upcoming tournament. For example, if you join between week 4's and week 5's tournaments, you will be given 9 starts remaining.
For purposes of this game, if you have a golfer active for any one round of a tournament, it counts as him playing in that tournament.
Conversely, a golfer who is on your team, but stays in a reserve position for all four rounds, does not get credited for a tournament played.
When a golfer has reached the maximum starts limit and thus has 0 starts remaining, he no longer accumulates any fantasy points (including bonus points) for your team, even if he occupies an active roster spot.
While you're welcome to keep a capped player on your roster, it's in your best interest to remove the player in favor of a golfer who is eligible to earn points.
This limit applies to the entire Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Golf season and does not reset in a new segment. This means if you use a golfer 10 times in the first segment of the season, he isn't eligible to earn any fantasy points for the remainder of the season.
The number of tournaments each golfer has remaining for you is listed in a box in the "Starts Left" column on your team page next to each golfer's name.