The Vibram Open keeps getting bigger and better with four significant changes to the event this year.
Watch. And grow the sport.
What's new for the 2012 edition of the Vibram Open:
- Raising the stakes. A smaller MPO field, with a larger MPO payout. We will be limiting the MPO field to 144 players (down from 160) while maintaining the cut line at 72 players. This makes the cut at 50%, which just feels right. Additionally, we will be raising the MPO payout from $41,000 to $45,000.
- Year of the women. The women's side is open to any woman that wants to play. We are trying to grow the women's side so come on down and play in the Vibram! A $10,000 FPO payout and a larger FPO field. The women's payout is going from $8,300 to $10,000! We will allow any and all women that would like to play to come and compete. Half of the women will make the cut. We want this to be the largest Pro Women's field ever at the Vibram.
- Four rounds, cut after three. We will be adding a fourth round this year. As the PDGA National Tour crowning event, it seems only fitting to increase the event to the traditional four rounds over four days. This also gives players vying to make the cut one more round to recover from that triple circle nine.
- VibrAM Open. We will be introducing a three day, four round concurrent Amateur event. Tentative (did I say tentative?) plans are for this event to be played on a separate local course with two rounds on Friday, one round on Saturday AM and then a cut. Sunday's VibrAM Finals will be at the Maple Hill Golds.
It's time to blow the roof off this thing.