It would be nice if more PGA Club Professionals could compete in the PGA Championship, but there’s one problem… They can’t compete! I understand the point made by Michael Collins and it is important to remember the strong roots between touring professionals and teaching. However, this is still a Major Championship. The best players in the world should be in the field and 20 Club Professionals is WAY too much. I think 5-10 would be much more appropriate.
In the last three years (2010, 2011, 2012), only 2 Club Professionals have made the cut. Since 2000, the best finish by a Club Pro was Chip Sullivan’s T-31st.
I do enjoy having Club Pro’s in the field but there is no need for 20 and I would rather see top amateurs teeing it up. The PGA Championship is the only Major that doesn’t invite amateur players. The only way for an amateur to get in is to win a Major or a PGA TOUR event.
Appreciate Michael Collins and ESPN for posting this video on YouTube!