Right on, GCSAA! This is a great move!
From the announcement:
The golf tournament will begin with the four-ball competition Sunday,
Feb. 3, with the golf classic and national championship being conducted
Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 4-5. A new event, likely featuring a scramble or
shamble format, will be conducted Monday, Feb. 4, for those not
participating in the classic or the national championship. The Sunday,
Feb. 3 four-ball is a stand-alone event and does not require
participation in the new Monday activity or the classic/national
championship. In recent years, the four-ball was held on Friday, with
the classic and national championship conducted Saturday and Sunday.
GCSAA just hit a triple in my book... they can make it a home run (and their best number of participants in years) if they can now get Torrey Pines to be one of the host courses!