Not another tour! Yes you’ve got it, another tour. This one is suppose to service the youngsters that are 18 years old and not ready for the PGA tour as yet, PGA golfers who are preparing for the seniors tour and not quite 50 as yet. Sounds like a father son event to me!
I don’t think it’s a bad idea to have something for the two age groups mentioned as a preparation for the big tour. However, I disagree with the format of a tour card only tour. Why not allow golfers who didn’t hear about the tour in advance qualify every week. It might be the organizational difficulties of holding another tournment each week, (which is what qualifying really is) is too much for the amount of staff they have so they went with an all exempt tour.
I like the “good ole days” when one could qualify and make it from out of no where. Look at my buddy Vincente Fernandez from Argentina. He went to open qualifying at a Senior Tour event, qualified and then won the tournament which exempted him for one year.
I like that kind of story! Don’t you?
If you want to learn more about the new U.S. Pro Tour go to http://www.usprotour.com.