Tour Championship begins September 17th. Top 48 in Tour Points qualify.
2016 is a starter year for the Pro Tour. Going into the season, players had no real expectations as to what the DGPT Season would entail nor what it would take to qualify for the Tour Championship. With four events down and one to go, things are coming into focus.
The cut line is currently 35.5, or 9 points per event. Presuming this average continues across the final Pro Tour event – Discraft’s Green Mountain Championship – players will need 45 points to qualify for the Tour Championship. Let’s look at some notable players who are on the bubble, their current points, and what they would probably need to qualify.
For many of these players (Masters, Critter, Rosenqvist, Cimala, Mosier, Finn and Don Smith), they will need to have their best DGPT finish ever to make the Tour Championship. For others, they have played fewer DGPT events and just need to perform the way they know they can (Vicich, Brinster, Dore, and Eric Oakley). For Dave Feldberg, he is on the registration list, but his status is uncertain. If he does play, he would probably need a top 5 finish to earn enough points to qualify for the Tour Championship. And if he does, he would quickly become one of top ten favorites to win the whole thing.
Exciting times are brewing. Stay tuned all week for analysis and prognostications about the Tour Championship.
And get ready to WATCH!
GMC goes live Thursday the 15th.
Tour Championship goes live Saturday the 17th.
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