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