As I mentioned previously, I don’t have a lot of love lost for the bureaucracy of the pga tour. Based on my own biases…
The announcement of the significant schedule changes by the tour has shown a lot.
Limiting the fields and opportunities in “elevated” events for pga tour members will create a big division on have and have nots. These fields will carry the points and money that will make cracking that top level incredibly difficult.
Of course, back when I was playing a number of top players, wanted a smaller schedule where the top players played more often. So the tour has now moved that direction which is ironically what Phil, Norman, and many “top guys wanted.
There was concern back then that this type of thing would harm the events not included regularly on the “must play” schedule.
The pga tour has, in reaction to LIV, started to create a three level model. Korn ferry/pga tour/elevated events.
It has also created a mandatory schedule for players and more control on them which is positive for sponsors I’d assume.
It has likely harmed the European tour by creating a feeder system of the top ten gaining status on the US Tour
In trying to fight LIV, it has moved into a similar package of fewer playing for more with more control on those players .
Not saying for good or bad, just an amazing change in opportunities for a lot of players