Heads-up to top players
The Board has just adopted a completely new method of determining Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year Awards. I expect that the office will post the details early next week, but I want to give everyone a heads up asap because an early start to your season may be critical. Top players take note, and please pass this on to other top players.
This new method is points-based, and open-ended in the sense that points continue to accumulate for all results, instead of being calculated for a certain number of "best" events as before. Points can be acquired for results in any event, even C-Tiers. Although the award is only for "North American Player of the Year", international majors are important.
The message to potential candidates is, "Quantity is far more important than before". If you want to win this award, play as often as you can. Anyone who plays 40 events in 2012 will have a significant advantage over someone who only plays 30, etc.