Justin Thomas says Tiger Woods has earned the right to keep a 36-hole cut at the PGA Tour event he hosts.
The 2024 PGA Tour schedule was leaked five days before officially being announced.
Woods' fingerprints were evident given that he has recently joined the influential policy board at what he described as 'a critical point' in the game.
From 2024, the PGA Tour will return to a calendar-year based schedule for the first time in more than a decade.
The tournament where Woods serves as tournament host, the Genesis Invitational at Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles, was one four 'signature' events that will retain a cut.
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The Memorial, hosted by Jack Nicklaus, the Players and the Arnold Palmer Invitational will also retain a cut.
Additionally, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, RBC Heritage, Wells Fargo Championship and Travelers Championship are said to be without one next year.
Woods counts one of his proudest achievements in his illustrious career as making the cut in 142 consecutive events, shattering the record of 113 held by Byron Nelson.
Thomas said Woods is now entitled to do as he pleases.
Thomas faces a battle to make the cut here at the Wyndham Championship.
It was 14 years ago that Thomas made his tour debut. He needs a strong second round if he is to advance to the postseason.
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