Friday, February 15, 2008

Saturday PGA Tour Cuts

Rule 78 has ticked off enough players that there very well may be a throwback cut - the Saturday cut. Jeff Sluman (if I recall correctly) was the player most vocal in the press about moving to this kind of cut in lieu of Rule 78. Hopefully, by this point, you know all of the ramifications of the rule.

Anyway, Doug Ferguson of the AP has an update on the situation.

A tour official said Wednesday that the 16-man Players Advisory Council, which met this week at Riviera Country Club, wants to return to the traditional 36-hole cut of the top 70 and ties. If that results in more than 78 players, another cut on Saturday to the top 70 and ties would help reduce the field for the final round.

The policy board will vote on the proposal at its Feb. 25 meeting at the Honda Classic in Florida. Because it relates to competition, the vote must get majority approval by four players on the nine-member board.

If the board approves the proposal, the amended cut policy could become effective as early as the Florida swing.

The players were certainly morons on this one because they didn't read the memos, pay enough attention to the situation, and then were shocked when the rule actually impacted them. This whole situation could have been avoided were it not for that apathy, or the PAC/Policy Board thinking of solutions to curb the real problem - slow play - instead of a false problem - too many players making the cut.

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