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You Get One Putt for Cash (a Poll)


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One Putt for Cash (Poll)  

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  1. 1. You get one putt. Which one are you going to take?

    • 3-footer for $50k
      16
    • 5-footer for $100k
      8
    • 10-footer for $250k
      6
    • 20-footer for $1M
      4
    • 50-footer for $5M
      0


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Make percentages by PGA Tour players:

  • 3-footer: 97% ($48,500 average payout)
  • 5-footer: 77% ($77,000 average)
  • 10-footer: 40% ($100k average)
  • 20-footer: 15% ($150k average)
  • 50-footer: 5% ($150k average)

I'd have to seriously consider the 20-footer. If not that, then the ten-footer. A million dollars would change my life. $250k not so much.

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I'm taking the almost sure thing. 
I'll take the $50K and not even give it a second thought. I'd put the $50K in the bank and sleep like a baby. 

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I would probably go with the 5-FT putt. You get an extra 50K (2x return) for much less miss chance (100% go about 80%). 

The 20-FT putt is alluring though. 

 

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20 footer.  Life changing number and I could live with myself if I missed.  Missing a five footer would be hard to forget.  

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Where's the 1- foot putt I could miss for five bucks?  Seriously, I'd go for the 10-foot putt.  I'm with Wanzo on this one... if I miss the 5-footer I would never live it down.  If I miss the 10-footer no big deal, the pros only make it at 40%. BTW, is this green flat? Or does it have sidehill breaks?  A few practice putts first?

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3ft and no looking back. I miss plenty of 5ft putt with nothing on the line. Now, if you have me 3 tries, I’d bump it 10ft :-)

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The 10 footer. I wonder how the poll would change if you could lose money if you missed?

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Torn between the 3 and 5 ft putts, a 5ft would actually clear my mortgage but I've missed them plenty of times for nothing so I wouldnt be confident with 100k on the line but I would be confident from 3ft so on reflection I'm going 3ft for 50k

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11 hours ago, ChetlovesMer said:

I'm taking the almost sure thing. 
I'll take the $50K and not even give it a second thought. I'd put the $50K in the bank and sleep like a baby. 

Same here.

Missing an attempt at any other length essentially “costs” $50k.

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$100k sounds like at least a 50-50. $50k in the pocket is nice but I would feel a tad bit of regret for not trying for a very makeable range putt. 

1 hour ago, boogielicious said:

 I wonder how the poll would change if you could lose money if you missed?

Where's the one-foot option? Heh heh..

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4 minutes ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Chet, Bill, Denny... you guys are talking like you can actually make a three-foot putt. While your hands are shaking, your stomach's hurting, your eyes are watering over, your mouth is dry and you are hyperventilating. 😁

I can't speak for the others but that's just an early morning situation before Pepto-Bismol!  😜

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I’d go 5ft. History shows I don’t follow a normal progression of make percentages. 5ft is like 80% and 10ft, it’s dropped to 15%. Plus 100k is more than enough to change my life. 

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13 hours ago, Wanzo said:

Missing a five footer would be hard to forget.  

I was set to vote 3-footer because that one is the only real "sure" thing on here for me - especially standing there with hands trembling knowing what its worth.

Instead combine this logic with @iacas logic ...

15 hours ago, iacas said:

A million dollars would change my life. $250k not so much.

250k would not be life-changing but it would be very significant.

So, with all that in mind, I'll choose the 10-footer.  I'll move on easily and happily if I miss, and be ecstatic - and maybe finally get that master bath remodeled - if I make it. 😜

I mean, if she can do it ...

 

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1 hour ago, Double Mocha Man said:

Chet, Bill, Denny... you guys are talking like you can actually make a three-foot putt. While your hands are shaking, your stomach's hurting, your eyes are watering over, your mouth is dry and you are hyperventilating. 😁

My entire round is like this.

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