Should there be a Saturday cut? My girlfriend who is planning to get into the game, asked while we were watching a golf tournament: "Why are the guys who are at the bottom of the leaderboard still playing when they can't win?" I said they are playing to improve their position on the money list and for FedEx Points. I know the PGA experimented with Saturday cuts a few years back and were rebuffed by the players. I did some Google research and found that only once since 1956 has someone comeback from 10 strokes down. AND that tournament was GIVEN to him by Jean van de Velde.
Does it make sense to carry 70+ players into Sunday with no real chance to win? Especially in a tournament like the US Open.
- Paul Lawrie, 1999 British Open
- Stewart Cink, 2004 MCI Heritage
- Jack Burke Jr., 1956 Masters Tournament
- Ken Venturi, 1959 Los Angeles Open
- Mark Lye, 1983 Bank of Boston Classic
- Hal Sutton, 1985 St. Jude Memphis Classic
- Chip Beck, 1990 Buick Open
- Scott Simpson, 1998 Buick Invitational
- Craig Stadler, 2003 B.C. Open
- Kyle Stanley, 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open