James Hahn appears to have an issue with the newly-released PGA Tour schedule for the 2023-2024 season.
The 40-year-old two-time PGA Tour winner took to social media to outline his thoughts on the changes that have been made.
Next season will mark the final time the PGA Tour has a 47-event schedule with a wraparound campaign before it switches back to a calendar-year-based schedule for 2024.
Hahn has outlined what he sees as an issue for some players as the schedule means players will be travelling from Vegas to Japan, then from South Carolina to Bermuda and Mexico all in quick succession.
"For the viewers, it's a flick of a remote," he wrote. "For us, it's 20-hour travel days and tens of thousands of dollars in expenses."
Hahn is no stranger in letting people know how he really feels. Earlier in the season he called out a fan for chewing too loudly at the Wells Fargo Championship.
Take a look at Hahn's full thread:
Take a look at the new PGA Tour schedule and you’ll understand why players are upset. Vegas to Japan to South Carolina to Bermuda to Mexico? For the viewers, it’s a flick of a remote. For us, it’s 20 hour travel days and tens of thousands of dollars in expenses.— James Hahn (@JamesHahnPGA) August 1, 2022
Do you see the hypocrisy. Players are leaving the Tour because they want to spend more time with their families among other things. But when I address our scheduling issue, it’s considered whining and insignificant. Can’t win with you guys.— James Hahn (@JamesHahnPGA) August 1, 2022
Was taught at an early age to always question the rule. Why are things the way they are and how would you make them better. This is how we grow, progress and create a new norm. There will always be people who don’t like change, but it’s all part of the challenges. They will be...— James Hahn (@JamesHahnPGA) August 2, 2022
His comments appear to have divided opinion. "You'll be ok dude," wrote Trevor Immelman, who will be replacing Sir Nick Faldo as the lead caller for CBS' golf coverage.
Sky Sports commentator Ewen Murray posted:
Many will be sad you feel that way after all the work by the Tour and great support from sponsors. However, help is at hand. Give back your Tour card, go down to the job centre and see what’s available. Maybe $15 an hour close to home? You never know unless you try. Good grief!— Ewen Murray (@ewenmurray77) August 2, 2022
Eddie Pepperell, who has been critical of LIV Golf in recent weeks and months, opted for a different response:
What changes have been made for the 2023-2024 PGA Tour season?
- Just 70 players will qualify for the first playoff event next season at the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind in Memphis, down from 125 players that have made it to the postseason since it began in 2007
- These 70 players will be fully exempt for the following season
- Players outside the top 70 will compete for FedEx Cup points and additional status in a series of fall events
- 50 players will advance from FedEx St. Jude to the BMW Championship, with the top 30 players there advancing to the season-ending Tour Championship
- The top-50 finishers in the FedEx Cup playoffs will be eligible to compete in a series of international events, the details of which will be released later this year
- These international events will resemble the LIV Golf approach, with limited fields and no cuts
- There has been considerable increases in prize purses across the board in regular season and FedEx Cup playoff events