The PGA Tour has revamped its rules and regulations to counter the threat facing the LIV Golf Series. Among the plethora of changes, the requirement to play a minimum of 13 high events created quite a buzz. However, in a surprising twist, the Tour allowed contracted players to skip a high event “solely for personal or professional reasons”.

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The statement sparked backlash from netizens, who felt the constant hashing and changing of the rules was hurting the sport.

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PGA Tour allows players to bypass high event

A few months after the new guideline was put in place, the PGA Tour made some changes in light of player obligations. Part of the new guideline said the PGA Tour Policy Board had voted to allow players to skip an elevated event for personal or professional reasons.

Additionally, the board had made another exemption for player participation. He said entering a fall event could count as one of three optional starts alongside the thirteen elevated events.

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The new rules will provide much-needed relief to golfers, who planned to play around 20 events in total in 34 weeks. After the thirteen elevated events, golfers are expected to play in three PGA Tour events of their choice. Add the much-needed four major championships and golfers around the world bemoan their schedule.

However, the fickleness of the board left fans questioning the higher authority and their decisions. Here is a selection of those tweets.

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Is a break from an event sufficient to justify a decision?

Although the expulsion for participating in a high event is noteworthy, was it worth passing the guidelines? According to the PGA, golfers who do not understand the rule and play the designated events will be “limited to the distribution of bonuses for the Player Impact program”.

But the rules remain unclear in the event of injuries. Will an injury deprive a golfer of his share?

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Moreover, these questions remain unanswered and considered. The recent decision could have taken the opportunity to dispel these apprehensions. Was a waiver included enough to make amends to the Tour regulations? Comment below.