Why the FedEx Cup Playoffs Rule

Matt Kuchar Putts on the 13th Hole at Liberty National Golf Club with the Statue of Liberty in the Distance.

Matt Kuchar Putts on the 13th Hole at Liberty National Golf Club with the Statue of Liberty in the Distance.

As we know, the PGA Tour playoffs is off to a start and many names are all over the leaderboard at the Barclays at Liberty National Golf Club in New Joisey (Jersey), and looks to be another great finish at the beautiful new course. I hear people complaining about Liberty National’s design but honestly I think it’s fine and the scenery really helps that. The Barclays is always a great tournament to watch and for good reason because the first tournament of the playoffs can always be a challenge especially for those new to it. There’s also a lot of people who complain about the playoffs and the FedEx Cup as a whole and it really drives me nuts because there’s too much complaining and not enough golf and it’s really sad, I mean there’s complaining in every sport but in golf, the complaints are about the most silliest things and it’s really eye rolling. Just enjoy the game, there’s going to be changes over time, it’s called, the past, the present and the future, yeah you probably heard of them, they’re great friends, they always hang out and hit the golf course, past hits 250 off the tee, present hits 300+ off the tee and future hits…??? off the tee. I just say, deal with it, I understand these golfers are passionate which is good especially with a lot of athletes nowadays just playing for the riches, glamour and glory.

 A Beautiful View of Conway Farms Golf Club's 8th Hole in Lake Forest,IL Where the 2013 BMW Championship will be Held

A Beautiful View of Conway Farms Golf Club’s 8th Hole in Lake Forest,IL Where the 2013 BMW Championship will be Held

The problem however is the fact they they can be really annoying, it’s like “just play golf please!”, because the FedEx Cup playoffs extends the season and gives the golf season an actual ending, rather than, play the majors and then end the season with a bunch of other random tournaments, don’t get me wrong, every tournament to me is fun BUT it feels more dramatic when you have the FedEx Cup playoffs, without question. Am I saying the FedEx Cup is bigger than the majors? Absolutely not, but none of the majors are the very last tournament of the PGA Tour season though making it where the season doesn’t have a proper ending. There’s always complaints when every little new thing comes to golf, do you want us to stick with spoons and jaggers (wedges and irons back in the day)? Thought so, now, if we did still use them then I’m cool with it because I just love golf as you do too. But the complaints need to stop, I think the playoffs is great for the game and you have a great course in East Lake that hosts the championship each year and that’s wonderful when you get a chance to play on Bobby Jones’ home course in Atlanta.

A Great Look at One of the Top Par 3's in All of Golf and the Signature Hole at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club Located in Lemont,IL Where Many BMW Championships have been Played.

A Great Look at One of the Top Par 3’s in All of Golf and the Signature Hole at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club Located in Lemont,IL Where Many BMW Championships have been Played.

I also love the playoffs because of the BMW Championship (Originally the Western Open, the third oldest golf tournaments in PGA Tour history and was once considered a major) which usually takes place in Chicago which is special for me being a Chicago kid but it’s unfortunate that it’s not called the Western Open anymore but nonetheless, it’s the same tournament but with a different name. As we know, the BMW Championship is always one of the great tournaments of the year and always unleashes the true talent out of some players. Make a long story short, the FedEx Cup playoffs is fine, stop complaining and enjoy this beautiful game of golf. Golf is golf, no matter what changes and FedEx Cup playoffs is just another way for us to enjoy, cherish and celebrate this great sport. From Chicago with love, stay golf minded everyone!

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Pete Dye, one of the Greatest Figures in Golf History

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