FedEx Cup Point Format Changing…Again!

Hey Rock Heads!

Scratch is back at the keyboard. Due to the less then exciting end to the FedEx Cup chase this year, the PGA has announced they will once again be reformatting the point system. A few changes to be include:

– A much simpler point system will be implemented, awarding less points then before. For example, 500 points for a victory compared to 4,500 points that a victory brought in this year.
– Once the “playoffs” begin (The Barclays, The Deutsche Bank Championship, BMW Championship), points awarded will be quintupled.
– Once the 30 players to make it into the Tour Championship has been decided, points will be reset so the leader will have 2,500 points down to 205 for 30th place. This would make it mathematically possible (while not too probable) that even the 30th place player could win the FedEx Cup. A victory for anyone starting in the top 5 would assure them the FedEx Cup.

Well, I’ll stop here as if I keep going it’s enough to make your head spin. Interesting stuff, but this brings up plenty of questions and debates within itself. If a golfer plays so well throughout the season that he deserves the FedEx Cup, is it right to “catch up” the competition once the Tour Championship hits just to make it more exciting? Will the FedEx Cup point system ever be able to stop changing or is it destined to be another NCAA Football BCS disaster? Let me know what YOU think! Did they get it right this time around?

Scratch the Caveman

 
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7 thoughts on “FedEx Cup Point Format Changing…Again!

  • December 1, 2008 at 8:12 pm
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    “Well, I’ll stop here as if I keep going it’s enough to make your head spin.” “Will the FedEx Cup point system ever be able to stop changing or is it destined to be another NCAA Football BCS disaster?” Caveman… you crack me up 🙂

    I love to watch golf on TV and all the incredible shot making. I love to watch the NCAA bowls but take the rankings with a grain of salt. To tell you the truth, I can’t keep up with the FedEx Cup or the BCS. The more power to you for understanding it all. I hope the FedEx Cup becomes more exciting, accessible and understandable for “Joe the golfer”. In the mean time I’ll keep trying to break 80.

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  • December 2, 2008 at 4:54 pm
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    I’m with Burnz. As long as there are sports and good competition on TV, I’ll be watching. Let the athletes worry about how these crazy systems work and where they are ranked. They’re the ones with the most to gain and lose!

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  • December 2, 2008 at 8:41 pm
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    Couldn’t become any worse than the NASCAR ‘chase’. I tend to agree with Brian. The players are the ones with the most to gain (or lose). Show them the money$$$

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  • December 2, 2008 at 9:23 pm
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    “Let the athletes worry about how these crazy systems work”

    Good point. I’m sure the TV commentators and other sports reporters will still be able to tell us regular folks all the details and scenarios as the events approach and unfold.

    “NCAA Football BCS disaster” – disaster is the ONLY word for that situation. But the NCAA loves the controversy and won’t change it for that reason alone (if you ask me).

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  • December 5, 2008 at 9:18 pm
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    Who cares!!!!! It is the most foolish tournaments these over paid, pampered baby’s have.

    cancel it.

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  • December 8, 2008 at 1:30 am
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    The Fed Ex Cup was destined to fail from the beginning. The dominant golfers are not interested in playing at the end of the year and this was a futile attempt to generate interest. Continue to let the money accumulated determine the participants and the winner. Why mix points with dollars at any level. The golfing public has little or no interest in the Fed Ex Cup and get bored and annnoyed by constant attempts to generate interest and/or excitement with worthless commercials.

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  • December 9, 2008 at 1:37 am
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    They should probably just give up — it is beyond them. Before we know it they will be adopting the BCS system.

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