There are essentially 3 events every year that are ones you would probably prefer not to miss. Worlds (lots of rounds, good time)... Vibram (awesome tourney because of the Dodges, professionalism)... and USDGC (payout, professionalism) ... and they are taking away US??
How can you do away with the tradition and prestige of THE US CHAMPIONSHIP? Money aside... the professionalism involved with the event and the thrill of trying to qualify as a player for the best event of the year... this will take some of my drive away to travel and play NTs, if I don't need to qualify for a spot.
I really hope they reconsider, but I highly doubt they will, since they have made it public.
Do they really think more players will travel to europe to play in the open? I mean, surely, there will be more attendance, but not really THAT much more.
Oh man, this is sad news. I will cherish this year's tournament even more now.