No purchase or donation is required to participate in the Birdies for Charity contest or to become eligible to receive a prize. A purchase or donation will not increase a participant’s likelihood of winning a prize.
The Birdies for Charity contest is open to all individuals who are legal residents of the continental United States (excluding New York), 18 years of age or older. Employees of PGA TOUR, Inc. and paid tournament staff and the immediate family members of each and those residing in the same household are not eligible. The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law and is subject to all applicable laws. A participant need not be present to win. Participation acts as each entrant’s authorization and subscription to be included in PGA TOUR communications, including email, regarding information, updates and offers of PGA TOUR, its sponsors, tournaments and affiliates, subject to exercise by an entrant of a provided option to opt out of such inclusion. Eligibility to participate is not dependent upon inclusion in PGA TOUR communications.
The contest will commence at 9:00 AM ET on January 7, 2013, and will end at 5:00 PM ET on May 8, 2013. To enter, (i) fill out a manual donation form and provide the completed form to the charity inviting your donation or to Sponsor at PO Box 3112, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004 or (ii) visit http://birdiesforcharity.playerschampionship.com/ to enter online with a donation. Manual donation forms may be obtained at http://birdiesforcharity.playerschampionship.com/. All entries must be complete and legible to be eligible. All entries become property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned.
Only one (1) grand prize will be awarded. The grand prize is Five Thousand United States Dollars ($5,000). The grand prize has a total approximate retail value (ARV) of US$5,000. The grand prize will be awarded to the individual who identifies the exact number (or closest thereto) of birdies made during the competitive rounds of the 2013 PLAYERS Championship golf tournament. The guess may be any number. In case of ties, the individual who provides the correct answer(s) to tie-breaker question(s) will be awarded the grand prize. Eligibility of all entrants is subject to verification by Sponsor. Winner is responsible for all taxes associated with award of the grand prize, including, but not limited to, local, state, and federal taxes. The Internal Revenue Code requires that withholding and backup rates are applied to the fair market value and should be collected from the prize winner before the prize is awarded. See IRS Publication 3079. Therefore, the winner will be required to pay to Sponsor for deposit with the IRS on behalf of the winner 28-31% of the ARV (approx. $1,400-$1,550) prior to acceptance of the prize. Such amount can be deducted from the grand prize.
Winner identification will be conducted on or about May 13, 2012 at approximately 4:00 PM ET from among all eligible entries received by a representative of Sponsor in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, whose decision is final.
The exact number of birdies made during the tournament will include all birdies made by PGA TOUR professionals on Thursday through Sunday (May 9-12) and any birdies made during tournament playoff rounds, if applicable.
Should PGA TOUR or tournament officials cancel one or more rounds of competitive play due to weather or other conditions, then the following number of birdies shall be added to the tournament’s birdies total to determine the total number of birdies made during the 2013 PLAYERS Championship solely for purposes of the Birdies for Charity contest and the awarding of the Grand Prize:
Thursday, First Round 400
Friday, Second Round 400
Saturday, Third Round 200
Sunday, Final Round 200
PGA TOUR officials will determine the final number of birdies made except as provided for herein.
All entries must be received by 5:00 PM ET on May 8, 2013, to be eligible. Use of computer programs and other automatic means to enter the contest is prohibited. Any attempt by any entrant to obtain more than one entry by using multiple/different email addresses, identities, registrations and logins, or any other methods will void such entries and that entrant may be disqualified. Use of any automated system to participate is prohibited and will result in disqualification. Normal Internet access and usage charges imposed by any online service may apply.
Potential grand prize winner will be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, liability/publicity release (where legal) within ten (10) days of notification attempt or the prize will be forfeited and an alternate winner may be selected. Return of prize or prize notification may result in disqualification and an alternate may be selected. All material submitted, including entries, becomes the sole property of Sponsor and will not be acknowledged or returned. Acceptance of prize constitutes permission to Sponsor and its agencies to use winner’s name, biographical information, pictures/portraits, likeness and/or voice, for purposes of advertising and trade without further compensation, unless prohibited by law. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused, or claimed to be caused, by participation in this contest or use or redemption of prize. By participating in this contest, entrants agree to be bound by the Official Rules and the decisions of the judges. Winner releases Sponsor and any other party associated with the development or administration of this contest, their parent, subsidiary, and affiliated entities, and each of their respective officers, directors, members, shareholders, employees, independent contractors, agents, representatives, successors and assigns (collectively, “Sponsor Entities”) from any and all liability for damages, losses or injury resulting from participation in the contest or acceptance or use of prize.
Sponsor Entities are not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, incorrect, incomplete, inaccurate, garbled or delayed electronic communications caused by the user or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized for the contest or by any human error which may occur in the processing of the entries in the contest or for any liability for damage to any computer system resulting from participation in, accessing or downloading information in connection with the application/website(s) or contest. In the event of a dispute as to any entry, the authorized account holder of the account used to register will be deemed to be the entrant. Winner may be required to show proof of being the authorized account holder of the account associated with the entry. Proof of entering information via the application/websites does not constitute proof of delivery or receipt of such information. Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest; violates the Official Rules; or acts in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner, or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other person. Sponsor's failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. If, for any reason, the contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of Sponsor which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of the contest, then Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel the contest and determine the applicable winner from among all eligible entries received prior to cancellation. SPONSOR MAKES NO WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR GUARANTEES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN FACT OR IN LAW, AS REGARDS THIS CONTEST OR THE MERCHANTABILITY, QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING PRIZE. ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THIS CONTEST MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND/OR CIVIL LAWS, AND, SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ATTORNEYS’ FEES) FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW, INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
This contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, municipal and local laws and regulations. Issues concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of Florida. All disputes arising out of or connected with this contest will be resolved individually, and without resort to class action, exclusively by a state or federal court located in Duval County, Florida. All judgments or awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket damages (excluding attorneys’ fees) associated with participation in this contest and shall not include any indirect, punitive, incidental and/or consequential damages.
For the name of the winner, send a self-addressed stamped envelope, within six (6) months of the drawing date, to: Winner List – Birdies for Charity, PO Box 3112, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32004.