As silly as the player complaining is over not knowing about the new cut rule caused by slow play, the big picture view says it still is cheating fans and could be solved with a Saturday cut, as Larry Bohannan writes.
If you want to see how utterly silly the PGA Tour's new policy of "made cut, did not finish" is, look no further than the story of Justin Leonard at the Buick Invitational over the weekend.
Leonard struggled in the first two rounds of the tournament at Torrey Pines in San Diego, making the cut at even-par 144, 12 shots behind Tiger Woods. But he was one shot from the 19 golfers who tied and made the cut but weren't allowed to play on the weekend.
Leonard then put together a strong weekend with rounds of 65 and 72 and moved up from a tie for 48th to fifth. He earned 3,450 FedEx Cup points and a check for $208,000.
But if Leonard had missed a single putt in those first two rounds, the chance for those points and that money would have been denied to him by a rule change that just seems unreasonable at best, short-sighted at worst.