Campbell On "Point System"

Steve Campbell in the Houston Chronicle:

The points system is another potential series of land mines. If the tour puts too much weight and too much money on a fall finish, it runs the risk of undermining the majors and unduly rewarding a player who gets hot at the end of the season. If the tour puts in place a points system that measures a player's entire body of work, how much would that differ from the money list?

Set up a system where too many players are in contention, and the championship cup will runneth over with hold-your-nose champions. Set up a system where only the most deserving players are in contention, and you get the Tour Championship multiplied — a series of money grabs meaningful only to the richest of the rich and their accountants.

Remember, the Tour Championship seemed like a great idea once.