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2016 Fantasy Golf League Rules

OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR TO WIN A PRIZE. OPEN ONLY TO PERMANENT LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE U.S. AND CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC) 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AS OF THE DAY OF CREATION OF THEIR FIRST PROMOTION ENTRY. VOID IN PUERTO RICO, THE PROVINCE OF QUEBEC (CANADA) AND WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

Description: The 2016 Fantasy Golf League (the “Contest”) begins at 4:00:01p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on Monday, January 4, 2016 and ends at 11:59:59p.m ET on Sunday, September 25, 2016 (“Contest Period”). The Contest consists of thirty-eight (38) weekly drawings (“Weeklies”, each a “Weekly”). Each Weekly begins the Monday before the tournament starts and closes the Wednesday before. Exact times TBD by Sponsor, in their sole discretion, depending on location of tournament and tee off times. Participants may check official start/end times for making picks each week at http://fantasy.golfchannel.com/. Beginning Monday, January 4, 2016 at 4:00:01p.m. ET, participants may enter the Golf Channel Fantasy Golf League via the Internet by logging on to the website at http://fantasy.golfchannel.com/ and selecting Golfers (defined below) for Groups 1 – 4. Contest is subject to all applicable Federal, State, Provincial and local laws.

Winners are determined solely based on the objective Golf Channel Fantasy Golf Scoring System outlined in these Official Rules. Your registration, membership, and participation in the Game constitute your acknowledgement that you have read and understand the Official Rules and that you agree and accept those rules entirely.

Golf Channel Fantasy Golf is strictly for entertainment purposes only and may not be used in connection with any form of gambling.

Eligibility: Open only to (i) permanent, legal United States (“U.S.”) residents who are physically residing in one (1) of the fifty (50) United States (“U.S.”), the District of Columbia (excluding Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other U.S. territories) and (ii) permanent legal Canadian residents residing in Canada (excluding the Canadian Province of Quebec), and who are eighteen (18) years of age or the age of majority in his/her state or province of residence as of the start of the Contest Period. Officers, directors, and employees of Contest Entities (as defined below), members of these persons’ immediate families (spouses and/or parents, children, and siblings, and their spouses, regardless of where they reside), and/or persons living in the same households as these persons (whether or not related thereto) are not eligible to enter or win the Contest. Contest Entities, as referenced herein, shall include Golf Channel, 7580 Golf Channel Dr., Orlando, FL 32819, NBCUniversal Media, LLC, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112 (collectively, “Sponsors”), and their respective parent, subsidiary, and affiliate companies, and administrative, advertising, and promotion agencies, and any other entity involved in the development, administration, promotion, or implementation of the Contest.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Contest, during the Contest Period log on to http://fantasy.golfchannel.com/ (the “Website”) and (1) if you are already a registered user of the Website, click on the Login Icon, and follow the provided instructions to complete and thereafter submit the entry form, which includes your team name (the “Entry”). If you are not a registered user of the Website, become a registered user of the Website by entering your email address, password, zip/postal code and country. You must agree to the Terms and Conditions of the Website to become a registered user. Then follow the instructions above to complete and thereafter submit your Entry.

The Contest consist of thirty-eight (38) tournament drawings (“Tournament Drawings”, each a “Tournament Drawing”) that will correspond to the January 2016 – September 2016 PGA TOUR (“Tour Tournament”). Each Tournament Drawing will consist of: (i) an entry period (“Entry Period”) that will begin on the Monday before the Tour Tournament, as specified in the chart below (“Entry Period Start Date and Time”), and close one (1) hour prior to the state time/beginning tee time of the Tour Tournament (“Entry Period End Date and Time”). Exact times will be determined by Sponsors at their sole discretion depending on location of the weekly Tour Tournament.

As part of the Entry, you will be required to create a fantasy golf team of four (4) Golfers (as defined below), one (1) golfer from each of the four (4) Groups (as defined below) (“Team”) and answer the tournament tie breaker question (“Tournament Tie Breaker Question”) on the Website. You will only be able to make changes to your Team until the Entry Period End Date and Time. Your Team will be deleted after each Entry Period. You must pick a new Team for each Entry Period. All eligible golfers for the Tour Tournament (“Golfers”) will be slotted weekly into four (4) different groups at Sponsors sole discretion (“Groups”).

Weekly Entry PeriodPicks BeginWeek EndPGA TOUR “Tour Tournament”
1 January 4, 2016 at 4:00pm ETJanuary 10, 2016 at 11:59pm ETHyundai Tournament of Champions
2 January 11, 2016 at 4:00pm ETJanuary 17, 2016 at 11:59pm ETSony Open in Hawaii
3 January 18, 2016 at 4:00pm ETJanuary 24, 2016 at 11:59pm ETCareerBuilder Challenge in partner
4 January 25, 2016 at 4:00pm ETJanuary 31, 2016 at 11:59pm ETFarmers Insurance Open
5 February 1, 15 at 4:00pm ETFebruary 7, 2016 at 11:59pm ETWaste Management Phoenix Open
6 February 18, 2016 at 4:00pm ETFebruary 14, 2016 at 11:59pm ETAT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
7 February 15, 2016 at 4:00pm ETFebruary 21, 2016 at 11:59pm ETNorthern Trust Open
8 February 22, 2016 at 4:00pm ETFebruary 28, 2016 at 11:59pm ETThe Honda Classic
9 February 29, 2016 at 4:00pm ETMarch 6, 2016 at 11:59pm ETWGC-Cadillac Championship
10 March 7, 2016 at 4:00pm ETMarch 13, 2016 at 11:59pm ETValspar Championship
11 March 14, 2016 at 4:00pm ETMarch 20, 2016 at 11:59pm ETArnold Palmer Invitational present
12 March 21, 2016 at 4:00pm ETMarch 27, 2016 at 11:59pm ETWGC-Dell Match Play
13 March 28, 2016 at 4:00pm ETApril 3, 2016 at 11:59pm ETShell Houston Open
14*April 4, 2016 at 4:00pm ETApril 10, 2016 at 11:59pm ETThe Masters *Major*
15 April 11, 2016 at 4:00pm ETApril 17, 2016 at 11:59pm ETRBC Heritage
16 April 18, 2016 at 4:00pm ETApril 24, 2016 at 11:59pm ETValero Texas Open
17 April 25, 2016 at 4:00pm ETMay 1, 2016 at 11:59pm ETZurich Classic of New Orleans
18 May 2, 2016 at 4:00pm ETMay 8, 2016 at 11:59pm ETWells Fargo Championship
19 May 9, 2016 at 4:00pm ETMay 15, 2016 at 11:59pm ETTHE PLAYERS Championship
20 May 16, 2016 at 4:00pm ETMay 22, 2016 at 11:59pm ETAT&T Byron Nelson
21 May 23, 2016 at 4:00pm ETMay 29, 2016 at 11:59pm ETColonial National Invitation Tourn
22 May 30, 2016 at 4:00pm ETJune 5, 2016 at 11:59pm ETthe Memorial Tournament
23 June 6, 2016 at 4:00pm ETJune 12, 2016 at 11:59pm ETFedEx St, Jude Classic
24*June 13, 2016 at 4:00pm ETJune 19, 2016 at 11:59pm ETU.S. Open *Major*
25 June 20, 2016 at 4:00pm ETJune 26, 2016 at 11:59pm ETQuicken Loans National
26 June 27, 2016 at 4:00pm ETJuly 3, 2016 at 11:59pm ETWGC-Bridgestone Invitational
27 July 4, 2016 at 4:00pm ETJuly 10, 2016 at 11:59pm ETThe Greenbrier Classic
28 July 11, 2016 at 4:00pm ETJuly 17, 2016 at 11:59pm ETBarbasol Championship
29*July 11, 2016 at 4:00pm ETJuly 17, 2016 at 11:59pm ETThe Open Championship *Major*
30 July 18, 2016 at 4:00pm ETJuly 24, 2016 at 11:59pm ETRBC Canadian Open
31* July 25, 2016 at 4:00pm ETJuly 31, 2016 at 11:59pm ETPGA Championship *Major*
32 August 1, 2016 at 4:00pm ETAugust 7, 2016 at 11:59pm ETTravelers Championship
33 August 8, 2016 at 4:00pm ETAugust 14, 2016 at 11:59pm ETJohn Deere Classic
34 August 15, 2016 at 4:00pm ETAugust 21, 2016 at 11:59pm ETWyndham Championship
35 August 22, 2016 at 4:00pm ETAugust 28, 2016 at 11:59pm ETThe Barclays
36 August 30, 2016 at 4:00pm ETSeptember 5, 2016 at 11:59pm ETDeutsche Bank Championship
37 September 5, 2016 at 4:00pm ETSeptember 11, 2016 at 11:59pm ETBMW Championship
38 September 19, 2016 at 4:00pm ETSeptember 25, 2016 at 11:59pm ETTOUR Championship by Coca-Cola

Each Tour Tournament is subject to change at the discretion of Golf Channel and/or Golf’s governing bodies.

Golfers are only eligible in the Group they are listed for each Tournament Drawing. Group designations may change on a weekly basis.

If a Tour Tournament is cancelled or ends early, for any reason, Sponsor will award Points (defined below) based on the actual cash pay-out determined by the tournament hosts. If no Tour Tournament prizes are paid, no Points will be awarded.

Limit: Each entrant may create one (1) Team per Entry Period. Multiple entrants are not permitted to share the same email address. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than one (1) Team by using multiple/different email addresses, identities or any other method will void that entrant's team and he/she will be disqualified from further participation in the Contest. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Sponsors are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible or misdirected teams, which will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute as to any team, the authorized account holder of the email address used to participate will be deemed to be the entrant. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval.

All Entries become the property of Sponsors and will not be acknowledged. Entries must be received before the Entry Period End Date and Time to be eligible for the Tournament Drawing. Sponsors’ computer shall be the official timekeeper for all matters related to this Contest. Multiple Entries received from any person or email address beyond this limit will void all such additional Entries. Entries generated by a script, macro, or other automated means will be disqualified. Entries that are incomplete, garbled, corrupted, or unintelligible for any reason, including, but not limited to, computer or network malfunction or congestion, are void and will not be accepted. In case of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, the authorized account holder of the email address used to enter will be deemed to be the entrant. “Authorized account holder” is defined as the person who is assigned to an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address. Entry constitutes permission (except where prohibited by law) to use entrant’s name, city, state, likeness, image, and/or voice for purposes of advertising, promotion, and publicity in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval. Sponsors reserve the right to modify Entry Period Start Date and Time and Entry Period End Date and Time at their sole discretion.

WINNER SELECTION AND NOTIFICATION: Teams will be scored as follows: each Golfer earns one (1) point (“Point”) for each dollar they earned in that corresponding weekly Tour Tournament; and the Points from all four (4) Golfers on each Team will be added together for the Team’s total tournament points (“Tournament Points”). The three (3) Teams, and corresponding Entries that receive the highest Tournament Points for the Entry Period will be potential tournament winners (“Weekly Winners”, each a “Weekly Winner”), for a total of one hundred and nineteen (119) Weekly Winners, during the Contest Period . The Team with the highest score each week will receive the first prize (“Weekly First Prize”); the team with the second highest score each week will receive the second prize (“Weekly Second Prize”), and the Team with the third highest points each week will receive the third prize (“Weekly Third Prize”). In the event of a tie, the Weekly Tiebreaker Question will be used and the entrant with the right answer will be deemed the Weekly Winner from among the tied entrants. If after the Weekly Tiebreaker Question a tie still exists, the entrant who chose their Team first will be deemed the Weekly Winner from among the tied entrants. The top five (5) Entries with the top five highest Points from all four Major Tournaments (as specified in the chart above), will each be a major winner (“Major Winner”).

On or about one (1) week from the respective Weekly End Date and Time, potential Weekly Winners will be notified at the email or mailing address submitted at the time of Entry. At least two (2) attempts will be made to notify potential Winner. If potential Winner cannot be reached, is found to be ineligible, cannot or does not comply with these Official Rules, or if Prize (defined below) or Prize notification is returned as undeliverable, potential Winner will be disqualified and time permitting, at Sponsors’ sole discretion, an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries. Potential Winner may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, release of liability, and, except where prohibited, publicity release (collectively, “Contest Documents”) within three (3) days of such notification. Noncompliance within this time period will result in disqualification, and, at Sponsors’ sole discretion an alternate potential Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible Entries.

PRIZE: There will be one hundred and fourteen (114) weekly prizes (“Weekly Prizes”, each a “Weekly Prize”), and five (5) majors prizes (“Majors Prizes”, each a “Major Prize”).

Weekly Prizes There will be a total of thirty eight Weekly First Prizes awarded. Each Weekly First Place Prize will consist of a two hundred dollar ($200) gift card. There will be a total of thirty eight Weekly Second Place Prizes awarded. Each Weekly Second Place Prize will consist of a one hundred dollar ($100) gift card. There will be a total of thirty eight Weekly Third Place Prizes awarded. Each Weekly Third Place Prize will consist of a fifty dollar ($50) gift card.

Actual retail value (“ARV”) of all Weekly Prizes is: thirteen thousand, three-hundred dollars ($13,300.)

Majors Prizes:
There will be five major prizes (each a “Major Prize”) awarded; one (1) Major Prize to each Major Winner. Each Major Prize will consist of one (1) new driver. ERV of each Major Prize is four hundred dollars ($400).

ARV of all Majors Prizes is: two thousand dollars ($2,000).

Total ARV of all Prizes: Nine-thousand Eight-Hundred Fifty Dollars ($15,300.00 U.S.). All Prize values are stated in United States dollars.

ARV of any Prize may vary. Any difference between ERV and ARV will not be awarded. For any Prize with an ARV over five hundred and ninety nine dollars ($599), Sponsors will furnish an Internal Revenue Service Form 1099 to Winner for the ARV of Prize for the year in which Prize was won (not applicable vis-à-vis any Canadian winner).

All Prizes will be awarded “as is” with no warranty or guaranty either express or implied by Sponsors. Prizes are subject to terms and conditions. Restrictions apply.

Sponsors will determine all details of Prizes in their sole discretion. Sponsors reserve the right to substitute a similar Prize (or Prize element) of comparable or greater value. All taxes and other expenses, costs, or fees associated with the acceptance and/or use of Prize are the sole responsibility of Winner. Prize cannot be transferred by Winner or redeemed for cash and is valid only for the items detailed above, with no substitution of Prize by Winner. If Prize is unclaimed within a reasonable time after notification from Sponsors, as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion, it will be forfeited, and time permitting, an alternate Winner may be selected from the remaining eligible entries at Sponsors’ sole discretion. Gift cards are subject to certain terms and conditions as specified by issuer.

Sponsors shall have no responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, or any other change by any company or person providing any element of Prize, and are not responsible or liable for any expenses incurred as a consequence thereof.

CONDITIONS: By entering the Contest, each entrant agrees for entrant and for entrant’s heirs, executors, and administrators (a) to release and hold harmless Contest Entities and their respective officers, directors, and employees (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from such entrant’s participation in the Contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of Prize or any portion thereof (including any travel related thereto); (b) to indemnify Released Parties from any and all liability resulting or arising from the Contest and to hereby acknowledge that Released Parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to Prize, including express warranties provided exclusively by Prize supplier that are sent along with Prize; (c) if selected as a Winner, to the posting of such entrant’s name on Website and the use by Released Parties of such name, voice, image, and/or likeness for publicity, promotional, and advertising purposes in any and all media now or hereafter known, throughout the world in perpetuity, without additional compensation, notification, permission, or approval, and, upon request, to the giving of consent, in writing, to such use; and (d) to be bound by these Official Rules and to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error therein or in the Contest itself, and to be bound by all decisions of the Sponsors, which are binding and final. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification from the Contest at Sponsors’ sole discretion.

ADDITIONAL TERMS: Sponsors reserve the right to permanently disqualify from any promotion any person they believe has intentionally violated these Official Rules. Any attempt to deliberately damage the Contest or the operation thereof is unlawful and subject to legal action by Sponsors, who may seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law. The failure of Sponsors to comply with any provision of these Official Rules due to an act of God, hurricane, war, fire, riot, earthquake, terrorism, act of public enemies, actions of governmental authorities outside of the control of Sponsors (excepting compliance with applicable codes and regulations), or other “force majeure” event will not be considered a breach of these Official Rules. Released Parties assume no responsibility for any injury or damage to entrants’ or to any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from entering or downloading materials or software in connection with the Contest. Released Parties are not responsible for telecommunications, network, electronic, technical, or computer failures of any kind; for inaccurate transcription of Entry information; for errors in any promotional or marketing materials or in these Official Rules; for any human or electronic error; or for Entries that are stolen, misdirected, garbled, delayed, lost, late, damaged, or returned. Sponsors reserve the right to cancel, modify, or suspend the Contest or any element thereof (including, without limitation, these Official Rules) without notice in any manner and for any reason (including, without limitation, in the event of any unanticipated occurrence that is not fully addressed in these Official Rules). In the event of cancellation, modification, or suspension, Sponsors reserve the right to select Winners from among all eligible, non-suspect Entries received prior to the time of the event warranting such cancellation, modification, or suspension based on the Point system described above. Notice of such cancellation, modification, or suspension will be posted at Website. Sponsors may prohibit any entrant or potential entrant from participating in the Contest, if such entrant or potential entrant shows a disregard for these Official Rules; acts with an intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other entrant, Sponsors, or Sponsors’ agents or representatives; or behaves in any other disruptive manner (as determined by Sponsors in their sole discretion). Sponsors reserve the right to modify these rules for clarification purposes without materially affecting the terms and conditions of the Contest.

DISPUTES: THE CONTEST IS GOVERNED BY, AND WILL BE CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH, THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, AND THE FORUM AND VENUE FOR ANY DISPUTE SHALL BE IN NEW YORK, NEW YORK. (HOWEVER, THE LAWS OF CANADA SHALL APPLY VIS-À-VIS ANY ENTRANT WHO IS RESIDENT IN CANADA AS WILL THE LAWS OF ANY CANADIAN PROVINCE OR CANADIAN MUNICIPALITY THAT APPLY TO ANY RESPECTIVE CANADIAN ENTRANT AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING CONTAINED IN THIS PARAGRAPH WHERE A CANADIAN ENTRANT IS INVOLVED THE COURTS OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO SHALL HAVE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION IN RELATION TO ANY MATTER RELATING TO SUCH PERSON). IF THE CONTROVERSY OR CLAIM IS NOT OTHERWISE RESOLVED THROUGH DIRECT DISCUSSIONS OR MEDIATION, IT SHALL THEN BE RESOLVED BY FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION ADMINISTERED BY JUDICIAL ARBITRATION AND MEDIATION SERVICES, INC., IN ACCORDANCE WITH ITS STREAMLINED ARBITRATION RULES AND PROCEDURES OR SUBSEQUENT VERSIONS THEREOF (“JAMS RULES”). THE JAMS RULES FOR SELECTION OF AN ARBITRATOR SHALL BE FOLLOWED, EXCEPT THAT THE ARBITRATOR SHALL BE EXPERIENCED AND LICENSED TO PRACTICE LAW IN NEW YORK. ALL PROCEEDINGS BROUGHT PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH WILL BE CONDUCTED IN THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK. THE REMEDY FOR ANY CLAIM SHALL BE LIMITED TO ACTUAL DAMAGES, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY PARTY BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY’S FEES OR OTHER SUCH RELATED COSTS OF BRINGING A CLAIM, OR TO RESCIND THIS AGREEMENT OR SEEK INJUNCTIVE OR ANY OTHER EQUITABLE RELIEF.

Rules/Winners List: To receive a copy of the winners list or a copy of these Official Rules send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: 2016 Golf Channel Fantasy Golf League “Rules” or “Winners List” (Specify which), Attn: Consumer Promotions, 7580 Golf Channel Drive, Orlando, FL 32819. All requests must be received by November 25, 2016. Winners list may also be posted on Website.

Sponsor: TGC, LLC d/b/a Golf Channel, 7580 Golf Channel Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.

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