serves absolutely zero purpose. Here is why (my opinion):
The saturation "point" was designed solely for every tier to eventually advance, and to stop/slow-down the sand-baggers. From Legend on back, it is a superb idea to have the highest rounds/scores come off after a certain point. If not, Pro's would stay Pro's winning RG's daily, and then shooting 150 a few times to up their score, so as to not hit the dreaded Tour Pro tier next, and so on and so on, all the way through Legend. There was one Legend, who tried his best to not move up to TL by carding 10-15 rounds of 150 a day at RSG (while having his "named after him sons" 22 accounts as his only friends---his sons are gone, yet he is still here and is a TL now, and doing quite well, too). And without the 500 round saturation, he would still be cleaning up free and paid tourneys while maintaining that 91.?? average as a Legend.
So, every tier BELOW TL should have that saturation point, or be automatically tiered up because of winnings (just as it is now). However, once you reach TL, and there is no other tier, saturation is meaningless, and doesn't accurately reflect (after 500 rounds) the player's TRUE average.
I know it's been "brought up" that there should be a at least one more higher tier (I believe it should be 2). I mentioned (jokingly) in the "Downtime" post last night that I was going to try and knock out the 300 remaining rounds, so I would be "saturated". then, I started thinking that my score would fall even if I shot 100 or more per round, and eventually I'd have a below 60 average, which in all honesty would be false. At least as of now, it would be. I'm not sure I'm writing exactly what I am trying to say.
In short: Until and unless a new tier above TL comes out, there is no sense whatsoever in TL saturation. There is no valid argument against this statement, either. Other than WGT just wanting to help players boost their pride.
And, no, i am NOT against any of the super-low average TLs. Many are my friends. And they are just that good with or without saturation (albeit their averages would be higher than shown, for sure. No matter how many rounds they have played. It would be impossible, even in virtual golf to average low 50's (unless you began on day one of being a TL, and withdrew/restarted every round until you posted a 26 or a 52). Just something I've been pondering since my post last night, and then seeing I**ie in the spotlight again (I know he is no longer playing) with a 51 average. Just a little too unreal.
This would be one of the simplest jobs for the programmers at WGT. Remove TL saturation (very, very simple) or add a couple of higher tiers (also, very simple...not to mention the new high dollar equipment that could then be sold - 100.00 putters, 250.00 drivers, etc :-) and maybe some 20.00 a sleeve srixons for Tour Champions only (like the Legend only Cally's).
All the time I wasted typing this rambling post, I could've hit that saturation point if I had been playing (posting my 31's).