Field for Tiger's tournament set at 120

Updated: 01 April 2007 09:56 IST

The US PGA Tour approved a field of 120 for Tiger Woods' tournament in July, defusing a debate that divided players for weeks.

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The US PGA Tour approved a field of 120 for Tiger Woods' tournament in July, defusing a debate that divided players for weeks.

When the AT&T National in Washington, DC, was added to the schedule, tour commissioner Tim Finchem suggested it would be considered an invitational.

The Jack Nicklaus' Memorial tournament had a field of 105 last year and the Arnold Palmer's event at Bay Hill, had 118 players in 2006.

Rich Beem said he was "insulted" by the idea of another reduced-field event, and other players joined in, saying the tour should not take away spots in a season already made shorter by the season-ending FedEx Cup.

The AT&T National replaces the International, which had a 144-man field but was taken off the schedule when it couldn't find a sponsor.

Finchem, attending the Houston Open this week, spoke to the 16-member Players Advisory Council during a conference call on Wednesday.

The group then approved a compromise on the field size.Finchem added the tour will decide the criteria for the 120 players chosen in the next few weeks.

Topics : Golf
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