Virtual Match Play With Handicap
All players competing in the match play event must register and play in the designated regular tour events that include the Match Play competition.
The first four rounds are contested virtually and in combination with the regular tour event. That means, match play competitors will play the designated events as a regular Stroke Play tournament, in their normal assigned flight and from their normal assigned tee decks. But, after completion of the tournament, their Stroke Play score card will be used to establish a Win / Loss / Tie determination against their match play opponent for each of the 18 holes making up that round using NET and tee adjustment calculations to provide for a fair competition.
For the purpose calculating Net adjustments, the player with the lower course handicap will play as scratch, or ZERO against the difference of their opponent’s course handicap.
If Player A ( having a course handicap of 18 ) plays against Player B ( with a course handicap of 10 ). Player B plays as scratch, and Player A plays as an 8 (18 minus 10 = 8 course handicap).
Therefore, Player B receives a stroke on the 8 highest rated course handicap holes (1 being the highest), and receives the required strokes on these holes.
If Player A (with a course handicap of 25) plays against Player B (with a course handicap of 0).
Player B plays as scratch and Player A plays as 25 (25 minus 0 = 25 course handicap).
Player B receives one stroke on all eighteen holes plus an additional strokes (25 minus 18 holes = 7) on the highest rated course handicap holes (1 being the highest).