What $40 Million Can Do For You

Doug Ferguson notes a couple of subtle but interesting FedEx Cup related changes. First, from this lukewarm assessment of the cup:
 The Tour is doing what it can to make the money list obsolete. The statistics it makes available to The Associated Press show leaders in the FedEx Cup standings, followed by their positions on the money list. Its hope is that newspapers will publish only the points, although the Honolulu Star-Bulletin ran only the top money leaders Jan. 9.
And in his Tuesday notes column...
FedExCup standings will be used to help set the field for invitationals such as Colonial, Bay Hill and the Memorial this year. The money list previously was the criteria, and that will still be used in 2007. Starting next year, those tournaments are expected to exclusively using FedExCup points.
Just one more move that renders the Fall Finish that much more meaningless.