The US Professional Golf (PGA) tour plans to hold a ‘no-cut tournament’ from next year. The PGA Tour received approval from the PGA Tour Policy Committee on the 2nd (Korean time), and announced that it plans to hold eight tournaments next year with only 70 to 80 participants.

As there is no cut, all participating players become prize money recipients without dropping out. There is a welcoming atmosphere for top players who are highly likely to participate in the tournament. Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) expressed his anticipation, saying, “It’s a fair competition as long as you qualify.”

The PGA Tour’s decision seems to have been greatly influenced by the LIV Golf Invitational Series (LIV Golf). LIV Golf, sponsored by the Saudi Arabian Sovereign Wealth Fund (PIF), is played in a way that 48 players play 54 holes without cuts. For the PGA Tour, which has been criticizing LIV golf, it has become a form of ‘swearing and taking after’ LIV golf. It seems like a desperate measure to keep from losing top players to LIV Golf even while sacrificing self-esteem. 토토사이트

There are other points. Unlike LIV golf, which is 54 holes, the PGA Tour plays 72 holes. This is because it is difficult to receive world ranking points in a 54-hole tournament. It is not the first time that a ‘no-cut contest’ has been held. Even today, tournaments such as the Sentry Tournament of Champions, The CJ Cup, and Jojo Championship are held without cuts.

Qualifications for next year’s ‘No Cut Tournament’ are given to the top 50 in the FedEx Cup rankings, the top 30 in the world rankings, and the winner of the tour. Players within the top 10 of the FedExCup rankings right before the tournament can also participate.

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