There was a stink a while ago when players complained about replacing The International with an “invitational.” The problem guys like Rich Beem had was that invitationals have smaller fields, thus giving less opportunities for some players to win FedEx points and money.
Tiger, Tim Finchem and the PGA Tour players’ advisory board settled on 120. 120 is a little more than invitationals like Bay Hill (118) and Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial tournament (104).
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