Tour PAC meets at Congressional over playing opportunities


BETHESDA, Md. – The 16-member Player Advisory Council met Wednesday morning at Congressional to continue an ongoing discussion about the lack of playing opportunities this season for graduates from last year’s Tour Finals.

There are growing concerns that those who participated in the new qualifying system haven’t been getting enough starts, particularly in the fall events immediately following the Finals.

At issue is a larger-than-normal number of Tour members playing on medical and career money exemptions and increased participation by higher-ranked players as a result of the new split-calendar schedule.

Although numerous remedies have been discussed, one PAC member characterized the discussions as ongoing.

“We are a long way off. Just collecting data right now,” the PAC member said.