Originally Posted by Thumber
They are players as well. Sometimes life happens and you don't know if oyu will be able to make an event until right up to the wire. I'd give them the benefit of the doubt. Though that sentiment is rare on this board
No, they are lazy. There are a few guys every year that know they are better than the field trying out and use the rounds as practice to qualify. Its BS, especialy if the event is not full before the 5 guys. The 5 spots should be open to unqualified people. So a good pro that HAD life happen and didnt make an NT, could still qualify. Nikko doing this, its a shame. Touring pro's know they are going to the USDGC. If they can't make it...they can always cancel. In some cases they arent even paying entry anyway so it isnt a money issue.