Eligibility Rules



MUST WEAR: Official VALSPAR logoed head wear each round that includes all 4 logos (Official VALSPAR logo on front, back and side of hat; and PGA TOUR logo on the side).  The hat must be one of the official branded hats provided from the TOUR. Hats that were produced by the caddies themselves will no longer be eligible.

If, after wearing a VALSPAR hat during the first round, a caddie wears a hat other than the VALSPAR hat, the caddie will be immediately disqualified from the Caddie Incentive Plan and will forfeit all previously earned points. 

 The 2023 Fortinet Championship through the last official event of the 2024 calendar year season (2024 RSM Classic). Caddies must wear VALSPAR logoed head wear in a minimum of 5 events in 2024 to be eligible for the plan.

POINT SYSTEM: 1 point per round, plus 2 bonus points per round for round 3 & 4 if player is within top 20 (+ ties) at start of round (8 total points possible per 4-day event).

Half a point (0.5) will be given per round if a caddie wears a bucket hat or a colorful hat in one of the following colors: red, green, blue (excluding navy), purple, yellow, or orange. No extra points will be given if a caddie wears a hat of the following colors: black, white, grey, tan or navy, or wears a visor.

*NEW* For every 5 events per quarter (September – December 2023 / January – March / April – June / July – September / October – December 2024) that you wear a VALSPAR hat, you will earn an additional 10 points.

If, for any one event, you choose to wear a different hat that has been offered to you and other caddies within the Valspar Caddie Incentive Program for a separate monetary incentive, you will forfeit all bonus points earned per the new rule noted above (i.e., that is bonus points for every 5 events per quarter you wear a VALSPAR hat).

If in a given week, you are requested to wear a different hat due to a new sponsorship relationship by your professional, you will not forfeit bonus points previously earned.

 Based on the final tournament results, an additional 10 points will be awarded for a win and those finishing 2nd - 10th (+ties) will receive an additional 5 points.          

Determined at end of the season by dividing points earned by all caddies by total pool.



PGA TOUR Competitions at 800.742.2244 or Tracy West, Pro Links Sports, at 617.816.926 or tracy@thecopperheads.org