From Tod Leonard's San Diego Union Tribune golf column, writing about Phil Mickelson skipping Cog Hill:
Is it a terrible blow to the FedEx Cup? Absolutely. With Mickelson and Woods battling down the stretch on the Monday holiday, when many people are presumed to be out in the pool, NBC's overnight ratings were nearly double (4.0 to 2.1) that of the previous week's Woods-free playoff opener. And now, with your No. 1 “team” taking a bye in the “semifinals,” what kind of “playoffs” are these?