The World Series of Golf combines the wagering format of Texas Hold Em poker with regular golf and turns the sport into an all-out gamble on the green.
At each high-stakes hole, players ante up on the tee, and then bet, raise, call, check, or fold on each shot.
The object of the game is to claim the pot on each hole and eliminate opponents by winning all of their chips.
World Series of Golf president Terry Leiweke says golf and gambling go hand-in-hand because golfers are notorious for betting on the course, whether its $2 or $10,000 per hole.
To play in the Series which is based out of Vegas and offers a first-place cash prize of $250,000 Leiweke says its more important to be a good gambler than golfer because managing your money is the No. 1 strategy of the game.
Instead of typical golf caddies, Series golfers have financial advisors on the course who, in Leiwekes words are, flat-out gamblers who help players hedge their bets.
The World Series of Golf airs this weekend (Jun. 28-29) on CBS.
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