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2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Bracket Challenge Official Rules

OVERVIEW:

The WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship Bracket Challenge is a free bracket-style game that lets users test their PGA TOUR knowledge by picking who they believe will be the winners in each match-up of the 2014 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship. The Championship is scheduled to be competed February 19-23, 2014.

ELIGIBILITY

The Challenge is open to individuals eighteen (18) years of age or older as of February 16, 2014 who registered for PGA TOUR Fantasy Golf 2014. Neither (a) legal residents of any jurisdiction other than the 50 United States and the District of Columbia nor (b) employees of PGA TOUR Inc., PGATOUR.COM LLC, or STATS LLC, and each of their parent, subsidiary, affiliate, agent or representative companies, and the members and employees of each, (collectively, the “Challenge Entities”) are eligible to win any prizes, nor are members of Challenge Entities’ families or households. By registering, users agree to accept and be bound by all terms of these Official Rules and the decisions of Administrator and Challenge Entities, which shall be final. Challenge may not be used in connection with any form of gambling. Challenge is subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

CHALLENGE PERIOD

The Challenge begins on February 16, 2014, and ends February 19, 2014 prior to commencement of competitive play in the Championship. Users may register at any time January 20th through the Challenge Period.

KEY DATES:

January 20, 2014: Early registration available for general public to sign up and create leagues
February 16, 2014: Message made available to registered users of PGA TOUR Fantasy Golf 2014 to create a Bracket entry for the Challenge.
February 16, 2014: Bracket is made available to registered users for picks to be made.
February 19, 2014: Deadline to submit picks is 5 minutes before the first tee time of the tournament. Championship begins.

HOW TO PLAY:

Users may create entries and make selections at any time during the Challenge Period. To make selections, a user must complete the entire bracket entry by predicting one (1) winner for each match-up in the Championship. The user will make the prediction by clicking on the golfer name they believe will advance to the next round of the Championship.

After completing all selections, users will then be asked to enter a prediction for the tiebreaker question: How many total holes will the champion play during the Championship? The tiebreaker question will be used to determine a winner in the event that there is a tie for the most points awarded (see Scoring below). All selections, including the tie-breaker prediction, must be submitted during the Challenge Period.

Users may have the opportunity to create a private group and invite friends to play along and/or join a private or public group that has already been created. No additional prizes will be awarded in connection with groups.

SCORING:

Users will score points for every correct pick made. The longer selections survive in the Championship, the more points will be awarded.

Round Points
1 (Round of 64) 1 point for each correct selection (32 total points possible)
2 (Round of 32) 2 points for each correct selection (32 total points possible)
3 (Round of 16) 4 points for each correct selection (32 total points possible)
4 (Round of 8) 8 points for each correct selection (32 total points possible)
5 (Round of 4) 16 points for each correct selection (32 total points possible)
6 (Championship) 32 points for correct selection (32 total points possible)

Maximum possible points = 192 points

The winner will be determined by the single highest cumulative points total from among all entries during the Challenge Period. If multiple users score the same highest cumulative points in the Challenge, the user with the closest correct answer to the tiebreaker question without going over will be determined the winner.

PRIZING

Two winners (first and second place) selected using the criteria above (total points + tiebreaker if necessary) will win. The first place winner (with the highest cumulative points total) will win a Michelob Ultra Mountain Bike with an approximate retail value of $399. The second place winner (with the next highest cumulative points total) will win Bose QuietComfort 20i Acoustic Noise Canceling headphones with an approximate retail value of $299. The reporting and payment of any tax liabilities incurred by the winners as a result of the Challenge are the sole responsibility of the winners. No alteration, substitution or transfer of prize or cash redemption permitted. Administrator reserves the right to substitute any prize or any portion thereof with an item of equal or greater value. Prizes are awarded “AS IS” with no warranty or guarantee either express or implied. Winners may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and liability/publicity release (where legal) and/or IRS Form W9 within 14 days of notification attempt or the prize may be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. Return of prize or prize notification as undeliverable or inability to reach winner using information provided during registration may result in disqualification and an alternate winner may be selected.

GENERAL RULES

By entering the Challenge, users grant Challenge Entities the right, without obligation, to use their names, game and group names, city and state of residence, score, ranking, voice, pictures and likeness, without compensation, for the purpose of executing the Challenge and also for the purpose of advertising and publicizing the goods and services related to the Challenge in any manner or medium throughout the world in perpetuity unless prohibited by law. All material submitted becomes the sole property of Administrator and will not be acknowledged or returned. Users assume all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this Challenge or use or redemption of any prize. Users release Challenge Entities and all others associated with the development and execution of this Challenge from any and all liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from participation in the Challenge or acceptance or use of any prize. Challenge Entities not responsible for any typographical/other error in administration/prize announcement in connection with this Challenge. Contest Entities are not responsible for incomplete, illegible, misdirected, damaged, lost or late entries or for any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries. In the event of sabotage, acts of God, computer virus or other events or causes beyond Challenge Entities’ reasonable control that corrupt the integrity, administration, security or proper operation of the Challenge, Administrator reserves the right to modify or terminate entry and/or cancel or suspend the Challenge. If the Championship is cancelled, postponed, delayed or rescheduled for any reason whatsoever, Administrator may elect to cancel, postpone, delay or reschedule the Challenge. Notice of cancellation will be posted at WWW.PGATOUR.COM. Administrator reserves the right to award prize from among eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to any cancellation.

WINNERS LIST

For a list of winners, available after March 31, 2014, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope by June 30, 2014, to: WGC-Accenture Match Play Challenge 2014 Winners, Attn: Legal Department, PO Box 3112, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004.

ADMINISTRATOR

PGATOUR.COM, LLC, PO Box 3112, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004.
Presenting sponsor: Accenture Global Services GmbH.