Originally Posted by veroniquem
well, gold is a superior status to world series regardless of points. In the past, the point system was pretty anarchic. They still had different status (categories) for tournaments for a reason. Otherwise they could have called all of them WS and that's it.
So by that logic, you can argue Monte Carlo is of lesser value than the other Masters Series. Same points, but it's non-mandatory.
I mean, if you're being consistent it makes sense, right?