You dont just look at the qualies this week and say "oh i'll play there"
Sign up is far in advance and IW qualies NEVER looked even close to this bad. Frank isnt exatly Mr. Reliable either when he has to play daily matches at this level.
Futures and challengers are much easier points. Either he goes back to top 100 this way and gains some direct entries or he never will again
Actually a lot of players had already pulled out when Frank did, so yes they did look bad at the time. He's not reliable at CH/Futures level, well then he's got serious problems if that's the case.