Looking at this as a golfer, and also as a fan.

Cannot believe that they take 30 golfers of about equal ability, and then decide to give one a 10 stroke lead over the last guy, and others get a different number of strokes.

So haw does it work out in one day.  "Leader" now tied with two others, and the guy who was 5 back, is now only one back.  This should be a tourney as to where the best score wins, not to handicap others.

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They are trying to topic the winner of the tournament to the winner of the Fed Ex cup where before the winner of rather Fed Ex cup was purely on points.  I don’t like what they did as it bunches up the players too closely together.  If someone dominated the season and has a large point lead, he doesnt get enough of a stroke lead to start the tournament.  It is reminiscent of what NASCAR did and people don’t like it

What I believe they are trying to do is re-define previous tournaments this year as rounds of golf in a single "tournament," the final round of which is this weekend.  So, whoever has the most points based on those earlier tournament/rounds, should have lead going into this weekend.  Thus, the "seeding" or the advantages given.  I'm not saying I like it, but that's my understanding of the rationale.

Rory played really well.  Putting much improved and when his driver is on he is really tough to beat.  I could watch him swing all day. 

The rough at Eastlake looked really tough.  I haven't seen pro's hit that many bad shots in a long time.  

glennk posted:

Rory played really well.  Putting much improved and when his driver is on he is really tough to beat.  I could watch him swing all day. 

The rough at Eastlake looked really tough.  I haven't seen pro's hit that many bad shots in a long time.  

The rough needs to be tough to penalize a player from hitting a wayward shot. Many times, the rough is not sufficient to keep a player from making a good shot.

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