Tubberlad wrote:He had a chance to go out as a top sixteen, and I don't fancy his chances of staying there after next year. I think he's missed a trick.
But as a brilliant ambassador and undisputed legend of the game, it's nice to see Hendry sticking a bit longer.
The thing is, unlike this year he doesn't have a lot of points dropping off. He could stay in there.
sorry mate but you obviously have missed something here.
his points this season wont be coming off next season, but his 09/10 (last seasons points) will be.
Whilst Hendry had a poor-ish 09/10 season by his standards he still has 17,560 points to drop off.
To put it into perspective he earned 17,560 points last season whilst there was only 6 rankers whereas this season with 7 rankers and 13 PTC events he only earned 17,860.
So with the 17,560 points to come off, theres actually only SEVEN players on the tour who will be losing more points than Hendry is next season so he is definelty under major pressure to try and protect his top 16 status, infact so much so that he had no choice but to play the PTCs to give himself any hope really.
take someone like Gould whos 5 places below him and 2,500 ranking points below him at the moment. Gould has 10,000 LESS points than Hendry to lose so the gap will be closing quickly unless Hendry produces results. Likewise a lot of the guys around Hendry have far less points to lose so Hendry is definetly facing a struggle next season.