They’re all basically the same and are only differentiated by how many Credits you wish to spend to enter (10/100/500or1000??)
I'm a Tour Champion and have played rookie. The reason is that the first two showdowns were marred by a flaw whereby if your opponent forfeited, you didn't get the correct score. Every time if the opponent forfeited, I was given a score not as good as what I actually played.
So I refuse to waste credits on a flawed competition until WGT sort out this issue. And it's not just me. Many members of our club complained about the same issue.
Im thinking WGT may have fixed the issue. In this current showdown I've had 3 players forfeit and got the correct score. So if that continues, I'll definitely move up,tomthe next level.
^this. I’m not even considering spending $10 for a tournament unless the bugs are fully worked out, and they’re clearly not. I’m playing veteran level, and this was the second time out of 3 showdowns I’ve had issues in the final round. The first showdown my opponent quit on the first hole(my 4-6 holes) as I was about to tap in for birdie, and I was carded bogeys on all 3 holes. That was the difference between finishing 4th and 19th which is what I ultimately finished, and that’s assuming just the birdie on the first and par on the other 2 holes. I had several screenshots of the error message, sent them over to WGT with practically two days before the end of the showdown and they didn’t even get back to me until after the showdown had ended. They refunded my entry and I still collected the menial prizes you get for 19th, but after all that golf, and the massive difference between the top prizes and lower prizes, that simply isn’t enough.
This showdown I was playing really well, and my 7th hole was the 2nd at wolf creek. I ended up making a bomb putt for eagle, and the second the putt went in my opponent insta quit and the game errored out again and restarted. This time though, it didn’t card any score for holes 7-9, and basically treated it like my eagle never happened. When I went to play again, I got set up with the same 3 holes, but a different opponent and a different wind pattern where eagle wasn’t even possible on the hole. Sure enough, I make birdie now instead of eagle, and of course that stroke is going to make a massive difference in payouts based on the current standings. This is better than before where the remaining 2 holes would have been carded with bogeys, but it’s still not good enough. This is a clear issue that WGT can’t seem to fully correct. I obviously immediately notified WGT of this(about 30 hours ago now) and no response has been received to date. It goes without saying, but I’m not expecting my score to be fixed...
I had other opponents quit during showdown rounds a couple times where the game performed properly, but for me it seems to be a 50/50 proposition whether I lose out in some way. Looking at the leaderboard, there’s amazing players in my showdown final round like BrianHB30, Vince1776, Smoothcriminal6 and Ronald1166 who all have comically bad scores compared to their skill level, and I would bet the house that they all had error issues contributing.
Until this all gets ironed out, I won’t be risking more than a dollar in showdowns.