What happens if the PGA Championship is tied after 18 holes?
If they’re tied after 18 holes, the two will head to a sudden death playoff on a rotation of Nos. 18, 1, and 17 to settle the gold and silver medals. There could be a another playoff for bronze, too, if multiple players finish with the same third-place score.
Can you break a tie in a swimming competition?
In swimming, of course, putting contestants back in the pool to swim it again and break a tie is not really a possibility. In golf, they can go back out there and run through an extra playoff hole or two to quickly break a tie. They do that on Tour for first place, but never for second or third.
What happens if there is a tie at the Olympics golf tournament?
As with any regular golf tournament, the prospect of a tied score looms large at the Olympics. There’s a good chance of one or more players tying in at least one of the medal slots, and if that’s the case the players will head to a sudden death playoff in the event of a tie.
Why are there no ties in the PGA Tour?
It’s different seeing a sport so many are familiar with in such a different setting for the first time in our lifetimes. One of the most significant ways this setting deviates from the typical week on Tour is the need to definitively sort out second and third place. There are no ties for gold, silver, and bronze medals in the golf competitions.