Originally Posted by essjay
Also, that makes Japan and USDGC the same year...
I would say that this is no real big deal as the best players plan on cashing at both which makes both trips vacations at least and possibly slight money earning events.
As for the less qualified, unless they run an event that is a USDGC qualifier they aren't going to USDGC anyway unless they are going to watch. That frees up the money to go to the Japan Open, which very few average players go to anyway (although you should if you have the fundage).