Originally Posted by WhiteyBear
#2 There are now two players that are rated over 1,000 playing in advanced. Since all other AM divisions are protected, why can't the same stance be give for ADV players? Something along the lines of 985+ you're a pro.
One of those two 1000 rated ams has a rating based on exactly one tournament. Hard to say he's definitely a "pro" based on one perhaps lucky (as in everything went in for him that day) tournament.
The other guy...no idea what his motivation for staying am is considering he's been winning tournaments for years, but hey, it's his prerogative. Like Chuck says, there's no sport that forces players to turn pro. Some of the greatest ball golfers in history were ams for life. Bobby Jones won all four PGA majors in one year once, and never turned pro (he did cash in for $60K by betting on himself to pull off the feat, though). Tiger Woods won three straight US amateur titles, and three straight junior titles before that, before turning pro.
Disc golf seems to be the only sport around in which sustained success on the amateur level is viewed as some sort of evil.