After last year's Open Championship, there was much discussion about the Burridge Swiss and specifically about the fairness, or otherwise, of the range of possible draws that any player may have. A conclusion of that discussion, which has been incorporated into the regulations for this year's event, is to pre-draw the first 6 rounds. This has a number of benefits, including reducing waiting time during the early rounds, simplifying management activity and increasing fairness.
There are, however, a number of ways to construct these pre-drawn rounds. A survey has been set up to canvas opinions from players and other interested parties in order to inform decisions about the format.