The LPGA cutoff was raised to 65th… It’s hard to get a prize

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Starting this year, it will be difficult to receive prize money on the LPGA Tour.슬롯사이트

On the 16th (Korean time), the LPGA Tour 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 apply from the Drive-On Championship, which opens on March 24th. However, tournaments with no cuts or limited players, and the US Women’s Open hosted by the United States Golf Association (USGA) are exceptions.

The reason the LPGA Tour reduced the number of players passing the cut is because of criticism from inside and outside that the pace of the current game is too slow.

“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.

The change in the criteria for passing the cut is the result of a strong reflection of the opinions of player director Stacey Lewis. Lewis has made several complaints about LPGA Tour events being run too slowly.

At the official press conference for the 2020 Scottish Women’s Open, Lewis said, “It doesn’t make sense that a golf game takes all day. The board needs to do something to get the players to 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.

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