If they do have 18 no cut events for the top 60 players, it seems like most of the other PGA events will slowly die. They'll basically all become alternate field events/glorified Korn Ferry tournaments, because none of the top 60 players are going to show up for them between those special events and the majors.
The money will dry up quickly for those other events, unless the whole model changes (which I guess has also been discussed).
Perhaps, but a bigger question that no one seems to have asked is, If the "top 60 players are playing in big-money, no-cut event as a tour-within-a-tour on the PGAT, how does someone who is, say 85th on the ranking move up into the top 60?
I had this question about the WGC events because they were supposed to do the same thing. Pay the top guys more without a cut to guarantee these supposed elite fields all the fans want to see. But if they had been successful, those 60 players would have made so much more money that their positions in the WGC events would have been virtually guaranteed...perhaps for several years.
Let's assume this new version is adopted, and two or three players soon are consistently finishing at the bottom of the "elite fields" meanwhile kids like Scheffler, or Zalatoris, or Cam Young are tearing up the regular tour, but thanks to the purse disparity the money they're winning still isn't enough to move them into the top 60.
Will fans still think the "elite" events are showcasing the best players?
Personally, one of the reasons I watch the little golf I do is to see some Cinderella story either happen, or come close to happening.