Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The PGA Tour and FedEx Cup Re-ups That Thing You Don't Really Care About
Breaking news out of Marana, Ariz., as the PGA Tour and FedEx have decided to continue that playoff thingy you watch some of through 2017. The big news? Players will get more money.
Hey, just what they needed!
The good news for golf fans is that at least good golf will continue at the end of the season.
Via Elling's blog ...
Better still, the $10 million paid out to the FedEx winner will almost certainly increase over the coming phase, as will the cash for others in the season-long points derby.
"We will have some growth," Finchem said. "We'll continue to go forward, not backward, in this term."
FedEx quickly jumped on board with the proposal to blow up the existing calendar, start the season in the fall in 2013 and make over the Nationwide/Q-school process as well. That would bring the current Fall Series events into the fold as FedEx series stops, which they currently are not, though it would create a wraparound season similar to the NBA or NHL.
So, yeah, the FedEx Cup will still be here for a while. That is all.