tufluk wrote:USDGC. 1 class, 1 champion. I have DVDs of about 6 of them. Final group on final day. Great watching. Needless to say, I didn't buy last year's video.
Like puting a Minor League team in the World Series and telling the Phillies they have to score 200 runs to win. Or a Daytona 500 where only good drivers use restrictor plates.
Sounds like fake self esteem. Makes no sense to me.
For example, last year in round 2, Feldberg shot a 61, and John Key shot a 76. With the "performance Scoring" Feldberg was 12 strokes behind. To tie him, Feldberg would have needed to shoot a 49.??????
If you want to give duffers a chance to play a great course, do it separately from the best and use a different name. Otherwise you cheapen what is a Major crown.
All of that sounds like it was year one of a major redesign and that the formula could be mildly tweaked. Remember, John Key and Dave Feldberg were within reasonable range of each other even with that ridiculous last round. Not like Key really shot bad...
You have to have a handicap system for this type of event, and at least some amateurs like Mike Robinson were also in the hunt on the last day despite how screwy it was with someone who shot with their OFF hand in the ONE rated tournament that the PDGA allowed to enter their handicapped tournament and win it (Mr Key).
I hated this idea from the outset but after watching the execution it really made me want to be a part of it. I mean really, how many tournaments give Dave Feldberg and Mr Random Nobody a chance to play on the same card, let alone compete with each other?
The finial... Even with no clouds!