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Monday
Mar252013

FedExCup, From This Day Forward Your Official Name Is FedExCup Playoffs

After intense merger talks between lawyers for FedExCup(C) and The Playoffs(C), PGA Tour Communications has announced major structural and terminlogy changes to the 2013-14 ResetCup.

The resets are firmly in place and the whole thing is all about the algorithm writers and not the players, so rest assured nothing was changed there.

But we have a new official name for the playoff portion of the proceedings: FedExCup Playoffs. Along with it comes a highly unoriginal caddie bib for the current leader ripped off inspired by the Champions Tour's Schwab Cup, which ripped off took inspiration from the Tour de France.

 The bib is distinguishable with orange accents on the shoulders and pocket.

I guess a few accents are better than dressing up the caddie in a FedEx uniform?

  • The Playoffs officially become the FedExCup Playoffs (with new logo)

Me thinks someone paying lavishly to sponsor the cup wanted more bang for their buck...

• We no longer refer to the Regular Season; we reference the PGA TOUR Season and the FedExCup is the season-long competition that culminates with the FedExCup Playoffs

Got that Lerner? I want that taped to your refrigerator door.

That goes for you, too, Hicks, Nantz, Gannon and the entire Communications Department.

Just curious, do we writers have to capitalize regular season or face parking in the volunteer lot?

 • Once the schedule begins to bridge calendar years, the season reference will include both years, as in: the 2013-2014 PGA TOUR Season
 
• Reference to a specific tournament will still be by the calendar year in which it is played, as in: XXX is defending champion of the 2013 Frys.com Open (which is part of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR Season)
 
• There no longer will be a “Fall Series” on the PGA TOUR; those tournaments should be referred to as “season opening events”

Darn, and I had Fall First in the pool.

 • The 2013 PGA TOUR Season will include 36 events before the FedExCup Playoffs

Therefore prompting Websters to add PGA Tour to its definition for "oversaturation."

• Three Additional Events, played the same weeks as certain Major Championships and World Golf Championships, will offer a slight increase in FedExCup Points (winners receive 300 points, vs. 250 in 2012)
 
• An off week during the FedExCup Playoffs will fall between the second and third events (rather than the third and fourth)
 
• The 2013 PGA TOUR Season and the FedExCup Playoffs end in late September with the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola
 
• The 2013-2014 PGA TOUR Season officially begins 3 weeks later; the season-opening events begin awarding full FedExCup points

Ugh, I spoke to soon. We get three whole weeks off! Thankfully, I know this new shortened off-season and increased workload has meant more pay for the hard working PGA Tour staff. Well, at least at the VP and up level.

• The CIMB Classic and World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions become official events on the PGA TOUR (official victory, full FedExCup points, official money; winners qualify for Hyundai Tournament of Champions) 

Alas, no fixing the format...again.

But why fix what's broken?

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Reader Comments (13)

I am going to take a TV golf nap.

Please wake me when the Augusta National Invitational begins.....zzzzzzzzzz
Oh dear, I thought the Fed Ex Cup thingy was confusing.....now I don't know which year they're going to be in. Don't tell me they've been influenced by the Euro Tour schedulers?

DM
03.25.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDick Mahoon
You're right, I miss the days of the strong fields in
Endicott, NY, Milwaukee, and Columbus GA.

Those were the good days
03.25.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHMMM
HMMM...hate to say but I remember seeing Tom Pernice as a no status rookie at Green Island back in the day, and Last Call Lance was there with a card in hand! I too liked that vibe/version a lot better. Never made it to En-Joie but wish I had!
03.25.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
This is made up, right Geoff? Surely they aren't that out of touch to think anyone cares or will actually get this right?

• We no longer refer to the Regular Season; we reference the PGA TOUR Season and the FedExCup is the season-long competition that culminates with the FedExCup Playoffs
03.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterOB
OB,
I just copy and paste what they send me!
03.26.2013 | Registered CommenterGeoff
More points for events played the same weeks as majors? "you're going the wrong way!"
03.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPABoy
I couldn't get through this nonsense, scrolled down and clicked on comments to actually read something interesting.
03.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterGlyn
Why Pinto? Why not?
03.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Matre
Cue Jim Mora, again:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdUr5hF0yGc
The commercial version.
03.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
Oy vey.

Boggles the mind that somebody was paid to come up with this new terminology.
03.26.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
Terminology, as we know, is important. In re: Augusta National.
03.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Mashie
'"We no longer refer to the Regular Season; we reference the PGA TOUR Season and the FedExCup is the season-long competition that culminates with the FedExCup Playoffs"

whew...what a relief!
03.26.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D

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