With only five more weeks remaining before the PGA Tour’s revamped FedEx Cup playoffs, let’s ask a simple question with a complicated answer: Has the tour’s new schedule, the one truncated to avoid American football, been an improvement?
Full judgment will be reserved until the Tour Championship ends on Aug. 25 but the consensus appears positive. Giving the FedEx Cup playoffs a larger platform during a quiet time of year on the sports calendar is a no-brainer. And having four majors in consecutive months provides a faster pacing to the season while providing the PGA Championship and Players Championship a higher ceiling.
For years, there has been the argument that fans don’t get an opportunity to miss the PGA Tour because there’s seemingly no off-season. That’s a pipe dream. The tour is run by the players and if sponsors can provide purses for 46 events in one season, it will happen.
However, between the wraparound season, which debuted in the fall of 2013, and the new accelerated schedule ending before Labor Day, it’s hard n...
Get access to this article and all the quality, in-depth journalism of Global Golf Post Plus.
or Log In