Kodak and the PGA Tour have been offering fans an interesting meta game this year during PGA Tour events. In what they call the Kodak Challenge, they’ve picked thirty holes from across the various tour events, each selected for its beauty and connection to golf history. At season’s end, the player with the lowest eighteen hole score from across the thirty challenge holes wins a cool million dollars.
Right now, there are seven players tied for first in this meta tournament. Ryuji Imada, D.J. Trahan, Steve Lowery, and J.B. Holmes all are at -5 with seven holes played; Will MacKenzie, Chris DiMarco and Kevin Sutherland are at -5 with six holes played.
It’s an interesting concept. It’s just too bad the fans couldn’t be more involved in the whole thing. As neat an idea as The Kodak Challenge is, I just can’t see the general public caring about the outcome.
A nice idea would have been for Kodak to allow fans to pick a fantasy golf team of players, with the “owner” of the best team winning some prizes. That would keep up interest among the cognoscenti.