If that's true, it's definitely a fairer system - no low ranked players having to win 2 matches before seeing a penny, while others get money for losing their first game - and one that renders ranking largely irrelevant except for the final cut deciding who stays on the Main Tour and for invitational events like the Masters.
It would mean that as long as a player does well enough in events he enters, he could easily stay in the top 64, while actually picking and choosing which events he wants to play in and start with as much chances to win as everyone else.
What remains to be seen is if they will be played in one go, in one location (not necessarily one venue) or if they will be split in two stages.
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