Got any questions about format, prize money, play-offs or anything else related to this week’s ISPS HANDA World Super 6 Perth? Find all the answers here.
Q: What’s the bottom line?
- 156 players start for three rounds of strokeplay
- A standard cut to the leading 65 pros (and ties) will be made after 36 holes
- A further cut after 54 will reduce the field to 24 players for a final day of match play action
- If there are any ties for 24th position, a sudden-death play-off on the 18th will determine the qualifiers
- Sunday will bring five rounds of six-hole match play battles – Super 6
- The top eight players after 54 holes will receive a bye into the second match play round
- Any ties for the top eight will be decided by a score count back based on the last 18, 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes
- In Super 6, any results not determined after six holes of match play will be decided by playing a shootout hole
- The shootout hole is a purpose-built par three using the 18th green, but played from a new tee box positioned around 90 yards from the green on the right of the 18th fairway.
- Only one man will be left standing
Q: How are players who don’t finish in the top eight after 54 holes drawn for the Super 6?
A: The remaining 16 players (those in positions 9 – 24) will be randomly paired and will play the first round of match play. The eight winners from those matches will advance to play the eight seeds in the second round of match play.
Q: What happens if there is a tie for any position other than eighth within the top eight?
A: Any ties other than for eighth place will be determined by countback as follows:
- Best third round score, then
- Best scores on the last 9, 6, 3 and 1 holes of the course in the third round, then
- Card match play starting at the first hole of the course based on third round scores.
Q: Is there a third/fourth play-off?
A: Yes, there will be an additional third/fourth match for the losing semi-finalists, but there will not be further matches to determine positions fifth to eighth. All players finishing in those positions will receive the same prize money.
Q: Which holes are being used at Lake Karrinyup for the Super 6 matches?
A: All knockout matches will be played over six holes, being the tenth (par four),11th (par five), 13th (par four), 14th (par four), 12th (par three) and 18th (par four).
Q: What are the particulars around the extra knockout hole after tied Super 6 matches?
A: Any matches tied after the six holes will proceed to the shootout hole – a specially-constructed 90-yard par three with a new tee on the right side of the 18th fairway, playing to the 18th green – where a hole-by-hole sudden-death play-off will be used to determine the winner. A coin toss will determine which player gets the honour.