Originally Posted by TheGeekGolfer
I understand it's supposed to be the 'masters', but I would like to see the field expanded maybe to the top 75 in the world golf rankings. Every year you have some player from the Asian or some other somewhat obscure tour getting a special invite and more deserving players are left out,
with the excuse of trying to 'grow the global game' or something.
Care to name an example?
Asian Tour =Obscure tour? Are you kidding? Golf in Asia is probably bigger than it is in the U.S.A. Heading that way, anyway.
Which "more deserving players"? You mean English speaking ones, presumably.
And...what is wrong with growing the game globally. Might give it a chance of surviving.
If you want to watch something so sickening it will turn you off golf, tune in to the Tavistock Cup.
Makes all the Caddyshack style Country Club stereotypes look pretty accurate.How can you get in?
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The 50 leaders on the Official World Golf Ranking published during the week prior to the current Masters TournamentEdited by Shorty - 3/19/12 at 4:43pm