Originally Posted by 460CompMark
The other day I was thinking and I wanted to get other golfer opinions on this as well.
Since majors are the pinnacle of the professional tour, would it be better to only let the top 30 or so in the world play in them? I mean, who really wants to see a different guy win a major every time? I know that still doesn't mean a different guy wouldn't win each time, but still...
In my opinion, I want to see the elite players in the world competing. I don't want to see some guy who is ranked 500th in the world have a chance to grab the trophy. I know all these guys have to qualify for them, but I just think a field of 150 contending for a major on thursday and friday is crazy.
Am I wrong for thinking this way?
Yes. That's just dumb.
First thing you'd have to do is change the name of at least 2 of them. (Perhaps also the PGA because you'd be excluding the club pros)
Secondly, it's not like you HAVE to watch on Thursday and Friday, and even if you do, they hardly ever bother to show the low ranked players. All they show is marquee names on Thursday and Friday and leaders (plus some marquee guys even if they're not leading) on Saturday and Sunday.
And I just flat out disagree that watching guys competing for majors who aren't in the top 30 is boring. Remember that Beau Hossler kid from Olympic? We'd miss that kind of stuff. Oh, and Keegan Bradley ... I'm sure he wasn't in the top 30 a couple of years ago and he wasn't a star until AFTER he won the PGA.
So, yeah, you are very, very wrong. ;)