NLU's Sony Open Briefing: Sponsor Invite Questions
Thursday, January 11, 2018 at 01:06 PM
Geoff in 2018 PGA Tour

No Laying Up's Tron Carter frequently struggles to keep food down at the site of certain sponsor exemptions.

In his Sony Open briefing that includes a fun note on frequent foil Patrick Reed, the host sponsor of this week's event is taken to task for some curious choices.

I tend to side with sponsor's given their financial outlay, but this point about Web.com Tour grads could be viewed as noteworthy except that this is not the first event of the year, but instead the eighth week of 2017-18 PGA Tour golf thanks to the joys and wonderment of the wraparound tour schedule.

11) I’m not done ranting about the Sony field. Once again, the event only cleared about 40 of the 50 guys from the 2017 Web Tour graduate list. Ridiculous. If you have your card, you should have your card, period. I get the priority list, but this is the first event of the year and everybody should be ready to roll. Cut the 125 list on tour to 100, have less guys graduate from the web tour, whatever, but if you have your card you should be able to play a majority of the events in the fall and in January/February before the first reshuffle.

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