Tied for 70th place based on passing the LPGA cut → Reduced to a tie for 65th place

From the player’s point of view, it becomes more difficult to receive prize money. On the other hand, fans can expect a ‘speed-up’ effect that shortens the game time.스포츠토토

This year, the US Women’s Professional Golf (LPGA) tour will change the criteria for passing the cut. The LPGA Tour officially announced on the 16th (Korean time) that it would change the criteria for passing the cut from the previous 70th place in the second round to a tie for 65th. The changed rules will be applied from the ‘Drive On Championship’, a full-field competition that opens at the end of March. However, the ‘joint 65th place cut standard’ does not apply to tournaments where there is no cut or limited players, and the US Women’s Open hosted by the United States Golf Association (USGA).

The reason the LPGA Tour reduced the number of players passing the cut is because of criticism from inside and outside that the pace of the current game is too slow. “The reduction in the number of cuts will bring the number of players to a manageable level from the third round onwards,” said Tony Tammy, senior vice president of tournament operations, on the LPGA Tour. As the number of people passing the cut decreases, it becomes easier to operate the ‘one-way’ tournament, where all players start from the first hole after the third round. The US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour has also changed its rules since 2019 so that only players within the 65th place tied in the second round can compete in the third round.

It seems that the opinions of player director Stacey Lewis (USA) were strongly reflected in the changes to the LPGA Tour’s criteria for passing the cut. After completing the final round that took over five hours to win the 2020 Scottish Women’s Open, Lewis, who is in charge of the US team’s general manager of the Solheim Cup, a women’s golf competition between the United States and Europe, said, “Fans who enjoy watching the TV broadcast of the final round that takes such a long time will have a lot of fun.” there will be no He has argued several times that the number of finalists needs to be reduced, such as saying, “We need to take action so that players can play faster.”

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