Fed Ex Cup: A "sitting" champion in Tiger Woods?
Now, it comes to light, after the math geniuses analyzed the complicated numbers that no one other than Stephen Hawking understands, that Tiger Woods could have spent that week on his yacht with wife Elin and STILL won the Cup.
I have no problem with the Fed Ex being a season-long points race, if that’s what they want it to be. But, to call these “playoffs” is ludicrous and misleading. It’s generating fake excitement.
Why not have the three “playoff” tournaments, with maybe a week off in between at least two tournaments, so Tiger can get his much-needed play time, then have everyone start on an even playing field for the final tournament?
That would be exciting. It would be a golf Super Bowl, not this watered-down, complicated, anti-climactic debacle.
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The most intriguing and fascinating of his ideas according to me was his want to improve the enthusiasm of the golfers towards the tournament. That according to me is quite a frank and candid admission and a clear realisation of the fact that the inaugural fedex cup did not have the blessing of some of the big players.
I still maintain what I have been saying for quite a while now, for all the complicated number crunching, the biggest loophole in the system is the payout mechanism. There are statisticians and statisticians and even more statisticians to work out all the possible scenarios to tell us what has to be done and by whom to make their way up the leaderboard.
Therefore I have no grouse with the points system for however complicated it maybe I am sure there are people out there capable enough to tell us who needs to do what to win the cup.
Get rid of the annuity, hand over the $10 Million check to the winner on the final day of the final playoff, create a sensation and see enthusiasm levels rise. Otherwise I am afraid Mr Finchem, you will have to stage a lonely battle defending the merits of the FedEx Cup.
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