I don't believe you'll read this anywhere because, frankly, it's just hard to swallow. But if the final 144 teed it up today, Chris Stroud would not be in the FedEx Cup playoffs. I just do my part to keep you up on breaking news.
Meanwhile, Chris Elsberry in the Connecticut Post actually finds some players who claim they're thinking of ways to earn more FedEx Cup points. This, on top of the Commissioner's understandable excitement. Understandable, because he's the one who signed off on this stinker of a concept.
"The FedEx Cup itself, we're just real pleased with the way it's come along," PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said this week at the Travelers Championship. "The real impact this first year will occur in the playoff event, and that will set the base for next year. But it's shaping up to be an excellent playoff schedule, and hopefully, if it meets our expectations, it will have a greater impact on what (tournaments) players enter next year."
Without question, the Travelers benefited from its increased status of being a FedEx Cup event, according to Finchem.
"We are seeing some changes. There are a number of players here this week that hadn't been here in a while," he said. "That was an important thing to happen ... the biggest thing coming out of this week for the future is word of mouth. A lot of people call it buzz or whatever. Quality of the event, that's happening here. That's a good development. So we're real pleased."
Yep, I'm sure they flocked to the Travelers because of the FedEx Cup!
The top point earners sure didn't...
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