New Champions Tour Qualifying Plan Stinks
The top 30 players and ties in the national finals will be eligible to compete in weekly professional qualifiers held in conjunction with open, full-field Champions Tour events. Nine spots will be available in those Champions Tour events through the qualifiers. The q-school participants be joined in the qualifier by former PGA TOUR and Champions Tour players who meet pre-determined criteria.
This plan comes directly from the PGA Tour itself. Yahooo!! I can make it through sectional and national qualifying tournaments, only to have to qualify YET AGAIN on a weekly basis. Can someone explain the logic to me? If you can make a substantial case, I’ll write a corrective blog about it down the road.
I’ve always found the Champs Tour to be the most restrictive, least accomodating of the three PGA tours. In the past, only six players earned spots during the National Qualifying Tournament. This latest plan restricts the chances for the club pros and mini-tour players even more, and that shouldn’t be what the tour is all about.
As for me, I turn 41 on Thursday. My plan is a simple one: train for 9 years, then head to Europe to play their version of the Old Farts Tour. After all, where would you rather wake up…Barbados, Jersey, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, or the little towns and cities that host american events? Much as I love this country, I’ll take the egalitarian ways of the E-union. Of course, I have to develop a golf game in the interim, so don’t lay any bets on me just yet.
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get your game together. Kicking your
ass weekly, while getting paid to hang
out in Europe, would be a dream come true.
Don't let me down!
Let amateur men 25 and up play--and
let any woman compete. It could
become a restricted eligibility Tour
that could pit players from 3 different
groups. That could add to the interest.