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ToddL 01-26-2021 12:22 PM

2022 PDGA Champions Cup - 4th Pro Major
 
https://www.pdga.com/news/pdga-champ...jor-april-2022

MPO/FPO Major
4 rounds of stroke play
Top 4 players of each MPO and FPO play single-elimination, bracket style Match Play to determine top 4 spots.

kp_1024 01-26-2021 12:27 PM

Interesting plan. I'm a big fan of having four majors every year, but I don't know if this is the best way to execute it. Going to IDGC for the first year is the right call, though.

biscoe 01-26-2021 12:39 PM

Hopefully it stays at IDGC in perpetuity. I'd like to see more than 2 rounds of match play but not my circus not my monkeys.

araytx 01-26-2021 01:08 PM

I've always liked the idea of majors with different formats. If we can zero-in on "the grand slam of disc golf" then we have a legit way to compare champions. Like the way we compare Tiger's 15 majors to Jack's 18. Or Federer & Nadal at 20 with Djoker at 17. To win in multiple kinds of major events really showcases true talent.

ballgolfconvert 01-26-2021 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by araytx (Post 3684971)
I've always liked the idea of majors with different formats. If we can zero-in on "the grand slam of disc golf" then we have a legit way to compare champions. Like the way we compare Tiger's 15 majors to Jack's 18. Or Federer & Nadal at 20 with Djoker at 17. To win in multiple kinds of major events really showcases true talent.

I completely disagree that a different format is a plus for a major. None of the majors you quote is of a different format from each other. They have different style courses/courts but the formats are identical. Using match play event as a major will just diminish majors in disc golf and make any comparisons to other sports mute.

ballgolfconvert 01-26-2021 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by kp_1024 (Post 3684953)
Interesting plan. I'm a big fan of having four majors every year, but I don't know if this is the best way to execute it. Going to IDGC for the first year is the right call, though.

Agree with a 4th major and IDGC but completely disagree with the format. Someone can win the 4 rounds by 20 shots and still lose the tourney which wouldn't reward the deserving champion. Ask PGA pros if they would like their majors to be like this and you would have 100% answers in the negative.

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“I grew up a huge fan of traditional golf and didn’t really miss a major for ten years starting with the 1997 Masters,” Heinold reflected following the Board’s approval. “When I got interested in disc golf I felt that if I was to ever get into the administrative side of the sport, I would push to make things more professional and standardized by trying to get the PDGA schedule to include four consistent majors each year.
Going to a 4 person match play is not professional and not anything like what got him so excited as a kid. this is a travesty and the players will kill it after one season imo. Match play of any sort does not belong in the Majors category.

DavidSauls 01-26-2021 01:52 PM

I like it. I've always felt that match play would be an more engaging spectator format. Or, at least, refreshingly different. How "Major" it is remains to be seen; like creating something new and calling it at "Classic" from the outset, I sort of feel that events need to earn their way to major status -- at least, major in the sense of part of a Triple Crown or Grand Slam.

biscoe 01-26-2021 01:54 PM

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Originally Posted by ballgolfconvert (Post 3684991)

Going to a 4 person match play is not professional and not anything like what got him so excited as a kid. this is a travesty and the players will kill it after one season imo. Match play of any sort does not belong in the Majors category.

The players will like it as long as the money is there.

IMO the fans will like it even more.

Horsman 01-26-2021 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by biscoe (Post 3684997)
The players will like it as long as the money is there.

IMO the fans will like it even more.

I thik this is the first time I am going to agree with the convert but I think this will also die very quickly. Matchplay is really boring to watch imo. Money might keep he players involved but it just gets old to watch when you dont have to compete against a lot of people. Thumbs down from me

ballgolfconvert 01-26-2021 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by biscoe (Post 3684997)
The players will like it as long as the money is there.

IMO the fans will like it even more.

Why would a 4 person match play bring more money to the purse? Just play the tournament and skip the match play part and I have zero issues. No point in having a 4th major if you are going to devalue it in this way.

PGA has a match play event and the Ryder Cup. Each has it's own prestige without taking away from the majors.


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