i agree. the players get to chose when they want to play. the tour provides tournaments to play in throughout the whole year so that the players can play when the conditions are good for them and so that plays are able to take time off.
let's put it this way, would you rather play straight for 3/4 of a year or play the same amount as 3/4 of a only not straight but broken up iin which you get to decide when to play.
the tour makes the season long for this reason rather than what your thinking of. you think the players are having to play all the time but they aren't. they only play when they want to.
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