What questions remain to be answered as the streamlined FedEx Cup playoffs begin this week at Liberty National, barely a Henrik Stenson 3-wood from the Statue of Liberty?
Let’s start with the player-of-the-year decision, which, like the Wyndham Rewards, seems wrapped up by Brooks Koepka before things get started this week at the Northern Trust.
It’s possible U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland could challenge Koepka if he ran the table in the three-event playoffs but that’s unlikely to happen considering Woodland is still basking in the glow of becoming a father to twins last week.
Ditto for Tiger Woods, whose Masters victory remains the season’s singular moment.
The last time Koepka showed up in the New York area he left with the PGA Championship trophy. At this point, there’s no reason to consider him anything less than the favorite to win again.
The more intriguing question may be how this new playoff format will play out as the PGA Tour bounces from Liberty National to the BMW Championship at muscular Medi...
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