This year, the number of players passing the cut on the LPGA Tour will decrease.토토사이트
The LPGA Tour announced on the 16th (Korean market price) that it changed the criteria for passing the cut to a tie for 65th from within a tie for 70th in the previous round.
The changed rules will be applied starting with the Drive-On Championship, which opens on March 24th.
Exceptions include tournaments with no cuts or limited players, and the US Women’s Open hosted by the United States Golf Association (USGA).
The reason the LPGA Tour reduced the number of players passing the cut is to speed up the progress of the current game.
“Starting from the third round, the number of players will be manageable,” said Tony Tammy, senior vice president of tournament operations, on the LPGA Tour.
In addition, in the 3rd and 4th rounds, the operation of the ‘one-way’ competition, where all players start from the 1st hole, becomes easier.
Experts analyzed that the change in the criteria for passing the cut this time was the result of a strong reflection of the opinion of player director Stacey Lewis (USA).
Lewis has made several complaints about LPGA Tour events being run too slowly.
“It doesn’t make sense that a golf game takes all day,” Lewis said at the official press conference for the 2020 Scottish Women’s Open. “The board needs to do something to make the players play faster.”
The LPGA Tour also explained that player directors participated in the rule change.
The US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour also changed its rules in 2019 so that only players within the 65th place tied in the second round could go to the third round. [Yonhap News = Comprehensive]