For Friends Mode Pickup Leagues, if your contest does not fill, it will still run and pay out prizes as normal, provided that the contest meets the following criteria:
- The contest is part of a Friends Mode Pickup league
- The contest has an entry fee of $25 or less
- The contest is filled to at least 80% at game start
- The contest size is five (5) or more entries
If these criteria are met, your contest will run and pay out prizes. If the criteria are not met, entry fees will be refunded at the contest start time and the contest will run as free. Regardless, scores will count towards the final standings.