Why would the PGA of America move the event all over the world? The Players isn't a major.
Match play can result in an awfully boring weekend if the top players miss the cut. And 128 -> 64 -> 32 -> 16 -> 8 -> 4 -> 2 is an awful lot of matches, and it limits the field to 128. Add more than that and you're looking at another round (already at 7).
No matter how hard I try to maintain posture through impact, I still end up "standing up." I'm coming over the top, too, so I'm guessing those are connected in some way, and I have no idea where to start in terms of fixing it.