The good news from Doug Ferguson's notes column?
The Masters will continue the tradition of restoring tournament winners to the field by adding the six PGA Tour fall event winners when the tour schedule reboots this October.
The bad news?
When it stopped inviting winners after 1999, the club said it was interested in the most consistent player throughout the year. That's why the Masters is likely to continue taking the 30 players who qualify for the Tour Championship.
The Tour Championship qualifiers get there by being the most consistent players in the four-week Playoffs(C), a flawed system of two points resets and algorithm based?
Wouldn't the top 30 money earners, which Ferguson says will be dropped as an invitation option, provide a more telling example of year-long consistency?