Originally Posted by cgkdisc
No one's saying the money shouldn't go to the pros if there's a decent turnout.
The PDGA's official stance on this issue at this time is that the added cash does not have to go to the pros. It just has to be "invested in the tournament".
You're right, no one is saying that the money shouldn't go to the pros. They are saying that it doesn't have to. I'm not sure what incentive there is for a TD to give money to the pro purse.
With this new decision, TD's can start counting tournament expenses like their own gas money as "added cash". Any cash that was "invested" (also not very clear) in the tournament is "added cash" now. Ring of fire prizes, lunch, minis, pencils (haha) can now be given away as "added cash".
Keep in mind that this change in the "added cash" requirement concept also applies to A-tiers and NT's.
Conclusion- TD's for any level of event are now not required to add any cash to the pro purse, ever.