My latest column, this one on the FedEx Cup, went live on Sympatico on Thursday:
It may no longer be the FedEx Flop, but the conclusion to the PGA Tour’s four tournament playoff still underwhelms.
This week the PGA Tour finishes its playoff in Atlanta with the Tour Championship, 30 golfers vying for the title and the big money prize. While any of the five golfers at the top of the FedEx Cup standings can take the title – from Webb Simpson at the top spot to ATM machine Matt Kuchar in the No. 5 position – and the $10-million prize with a win, it is still hard to determine whether the playoffs have generated the expected excitement and interest. Even World No. 1 golfer Luke Donald admitted the players are divided on whether the FedEx Cup actually matters.
“I think the players have kind of — some have enjoyed it, some might not have enjoyed it,” he said earlier this week. “But you know it’s always important to have that kind of end of the year, something to set your goals towards.”