Dustin Johnson (left) took home the Tour Championship trophy last season even though Xander Schauffele posted the lowest score. Photo: Patrick Smith, Getty Images
When it comes to the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup, it is a love-hate relationship for me. I love the idea of the FedEx Cup playoffs – the concept of bringing the game’s best players together more often at season’s end to compete for a crowning achievement. I just hate the way the tour does it – typical 72-hole events stacked in favor of the favorites.
Let’s be real – Xander Schauffele won the Tour Championship last year but Dustin Johnson has his trophy. Schauffele shot 15-under-par 265 last summer at East Lake Golf Club, three strokes better than Scottie Scheffler and four better than DJ. The Official World Golf Rankings recognizes Schauffele as the “winner,” giving him the most world ranking points for his performance that week. But the PGA Tour presented Johnson with the trophy and the $15 million check because it gave him a head start at 10-under par – seven strokes ahead ...
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