Jim McCabe looks at the suddenly dirty "playoff" word.
"It's not really a good term," said Zach Johnson.
"Is there another name we could probably call it? Yes," said Heath Slocum.
All right then, instead of "playoffs," what should we use? Heads are scratched, laughs are heard, then smiles break out.
"I don't know what you call it," said Charles Howell III.
"I don't know. It's a tough one," said Pampling. "It's a word you've got to use, I think. Obviously, it's not a regular playoff, but it's got to be golf's playoffs, maybe."
Johnson, one of the PGA Tour members who gets involved with company policies, recalled that there was much talk about what to call this series of four tournaments.
"There's not really a good term," said the Masters champ. " 'Playoffs' is the best term you can come up. There really isn't another term that would be sufficient. [But] it's just a word."