i know all majors do it..but for me, the majors is not the place to be giving out freebees to folk outside top500, maybe a smaller event, and you are right, they will keep doing it.Every hosting nation’s tennis governing body awards WCs. Do you get upset with TA in January when an unknown Aussie gets in at AO? How about FFT when a young Frenchman gets in at RG? How about LTA for Brits at Wimby? At least USTA sets two of their rewards: win the Zoo 18s or be an American winner of the NCAA. Both are traditions going back decades and both imply the player was busy doing more than building a ranking. One was probably in HS instead of on the tour; the other was in college.
Bellyache all you want. They will not listen.