Grouchy Golf Blog

Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 6:23 PM

The FedEx Cup Still Sucks

I don't know about you, but I could care less about the FedEx Cup. I know that they made some major changes this year to avoid last year's debacle where the winner was decided before the final event even started (a disaster many people including myself saw coming)! However, there are still many issues that still make this series a bore-fest.

I consider myself to be a reasonably intelligent person having earned a graduate degree from a prestigious institution of higher learning. And yet, I still can't comprehend the new and supposedly simplified FedEx Cup points system. I've heard all the golf talking heads on TV try to explain it, but it has yet to sink in. I've tried to read articles explaining it, but I just can't get past the 3rd sentence. If I can't understand it nor have the motivation to do so, isn't there still a huge problem?!

I've already . But is the FedEx Cup even necessary? I'm content with 4 majors and a team event as the major events in a golf season. So far, the FedEx Cup doesn't feel any more important than your run-of-the-mill PGA Tour stop. Maybe it's a hopeless case anyway since football takes priority for the majority of sports nuts at this time of year. Regardless, I know that it's bad when I'd rather watch my beloved, yet pathetic Oakland Raiders and our QB JaMarcus Russell throw to the other team than Tiger cashing in another paycheck.