PGA Tour upends entire schedule to please corporate benefactor, promote a tournament...

PGA Tour upends entire schedule to please corporate benefactor, promote a tournament golfers don’t care about

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Quick, what do Brandt Snedeker, Bill Haas and Billy Horschel have in common?

If you are anything other than an ardent golf fan, you probably have no idea. Uh, their first names start with the same letter?

True. Also, they are all winners of the FedEx Cup, the year-end PGA Tour “playoff” that was envisaged as a thrilling capper to the golf season but instead has largely been an afterthought.

The golf season has always been defined by the four major championships, and occasionally the Ryder Cup, and right now by whenever Tiger Woods has a good week. When the Tour launched the FedEx Cup in 2007 and its US$10-million prize, it thought it was giving a new structure to its season, with all…



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