i think he will have to play the aussie Wild Card play-off... although with luczak and chris now inside the 100 he still might get one. He'll also have a protected ranking so it will be interesting to see what that is, i would assume its about 112.
At this point in time Aus open is a long way off for Mark. Let's just see how he goes with the old folks next month and how many "small events" he plays before the end of the year.
My guess is he'll play no 'small events' this year