Casey in support of cut change
Paul Casey has thrown his support behind the PGA Tour's decision to change the cut line from next season.
With the PGA Tour making slight tweaks to the tournament schedule for the 2019/20 campaign, the top officials have now confirmed they have reduced the halfway cut size from the top 70 players and ties to the top 65 players and ties.
The PGA Tour's player advisory council and policy board voted in favour of the tweak, which will also see 54-hole cuts scrapped, and this brings the American circuit in line with the Korn Ferry Tour and European Tour.
Speaking about the changes, world number 19 Casey said he backed the decision and believes it can only be good for the sport.
"It's a capitalist sport," he was quoted as saying by golfmagic.com. "You play well, you do well. I've been on both sides of it, and I still firmly believe you make your own success, so I'm a fan of it.
"As long as we're not taking away opportunities to get into events, and I don't think this is taking away earnings or opportunities for players. This is the right thing to do. We have to protect the product. We have too many three-balls and two-tee starts on the weekend."
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