Quick Turnaround For FedExCup
By Kickntrue on 9/7/10
I get why the PGA Tour wanted to finish on a holiday Monday, but isn't that a little grinding on the guys needing to tee off again in 3 days? It's not like leg 3 of the FedExCup is from NYC to Boston either. They need to get out to Illinois, rest, practice and be on the course tomorrow for a Pro-Am. Look- I'm not saying these guys are living the hardest lives in the world, so it's not like I'm playing the "poor millionaires" card here, but frankly, after playing 4 consecutive days of tournament golf last week (while riding), I do have a bit of a new appreciation of what these guys do. Walking 5 rounds (with a Pro-Am) in long pants, in 90 degree weather is not easy. Keeping your head in the game for 4 days is tough.
Anyway- Charley Hoffman kind of took the excitement of a close finish out of yesterday's event, by shooting a -9, 62. He won what looked to a be a tight event by 5 strokes vaulting Hoffman to 2nd on the FedExCup points list. Mickelson and Stricker, both with a chance to become the World's Number 1 both fizzled, though bonus points to Phil for a monumental meltdown.
So- here is the part where you guys can rip on me in the comments for making everything about Tiger... but I just can't help but think he's going to finally get things all together and still end up winning the FedExCup. At this point- he'd pretty much have to win the next two weeks, but would that really surprise you? His game is clearly coming around and he loves Cog Hill. I know "he loves" a lot of courses he's won year after year- and has come up short... but man, his game is starting to look sharp. Just saying...
BTW- am I the only one who snickers every time I hear or see the world "Deutsche Bank?"
Charley Hoffman Wins
Deutsche Bank Championship
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No i snicker too. I didnt' really care about the sponsor before i saw the head guy give his interview during coverage yesterday. I kinda didn't like how he was trying to plug a charity and he kept getting cut off by the announcer interviewing him. Really? Anyway, yea Phil's meltdown was pretty good. Tiger's game was solid to say the least. Does he have a chance in hell at the FEC? no. I don't think so. it gets progressively harder and though his game is coming around, i don't see him being able to WIN both weeks - which you're right when you say that's basically what he has to do. I think he can still win it with a 2nd and a win or something like that. Something much more do-able. Anyway, i have to get back to finishing the work that was left from this past week, then uploading the last of the pics and finishing off the thread from last week. Ughh. i haven't really slept yet.
Tiger has to finish in the top 5 this week to advance. If he does (I think he will), he has a chance to win the Cup. Anyone who wins the Tour Championship wins the Cup. We'll see...should be fun.
That's what it was, thanks B. Top 5.... doable but not really, in my mind anyway. Perhaps with a good couple days of practice and swing coaching. I guess we'll see this week. :)
@bducharm- your last statement is not entirely true. Anyone in the Top 5 of the Tour Championship wins for sure... after that- you do need some help.
@kickntrue - from the PGA website:
The top-30 players in FedExCup points after the BMW Championship qualify for THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, the finale of the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup. FedExCup points are reset prior to THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola, ensuring a real shootout as all 30 players in the field will have a mathematical chance of winning the FedExCup with a victory at the event.
yes- but winning doesn't ENSURE a win.. it just gives them a mathematical chance. So 30th going into Tour Championship COULD win whole thing with a win, but it's not for sure.
Sorry, I "misremembered" or "misspoke" or something like that!!! LOL
Yes I snicker everytime I see DOUCHE BANK. I think it's really pompous of them to try and pronounce it DOY CHA BANK when it's spelled DOUCHE BANK.
Thanks for helping me understand the play-out of The Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola. You can never count Tiger out of winning the next couple weeks and then winning The Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola. In a top 30 playoff such as The Tour Championship presented by Coca-Cola I like Tiger's chances. Anyone know who the sponsor is for The Tour Championship? I'm thirsty.
As far as being tired. Last week I visited Portland and played some golf with a buddy who just got back from doing the Bandon Dunes challenge. They played 47 on wednesday, 36 on thursday and then drove back to Portland (4.5 hrs) then played Pumpkin Ridge Ghost Creek on Friday in the AM and then Waverley CC in the afternoon. He was smoked but was able to humor me and take me to Waverley again on Sunday. That's only the physical part.
I'm not as concerned about a "short turnaround" since this is a limited-field event with (I believe) no cut.
If they want a ten million dollar payout i think they have to work for it. pansies. not nearly as grueling as other sports playoffs.
Hmm... snickering about Deutsche Bank, not so much. But FedEx? I always expect Doug Heffernan (king of Queens) to make an appearance during the prize ceremony.
I wonder if Phil is not capable of putting that last piece of effort in or that he just isn't focused due to his personal life circumstances. I think, BTW, most real hard workers that put in 40+ hours a week in the blazing sun building houses and offices would gladly switch both, pay and hours, with any PGA player (if they where interested in golf, that is :)).
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