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post #19 of 110
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Originally Posted by tmac20 View Post

If Steve Stricker ends up winning the FedEx Cup without a win this year, the trophy should be thrown in a tub of hydrofluoric acid.

Yeah, just like when someone wins a tournament without shooting the low round on any of the four days--what a fraud.
post #20 of 110
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Originally Posted by k-troop View Post


Yeah, just like when someone wins a tournament without shooting the low round on any of the four days--what a fraud.

 

Good analogy, but I don't see it as quite the same in my mind.  One reason that the points are re-set prior to the Tour Championship is to increase the chances of the TC winner being the FEC winner (and to eliminate the possibility that the FEC is decided before the TC).

 
Stricker has had a VERY GOOD year- #2 in scoring average with 3+ less tournaments than anyone else in the TC.  I don't think it will happen, but if he took the Cup without winning the entire season, it would seem wrong.  
 
FWIW, Stricker benefited slightly from the points reset (going from 1172 to 1100 back) while the guys 2-5 actually got hurt by the reset as the top 5 were pretty close going into the TC.
post #21 of 110
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Originally Posted by MEfree View Post
 

 

Good analogy, but I don't see it as quite the same in my mind.  One reason that the points are re-set prior to the Tour Championship is to increase the chances of the TC winner being the FEC winner (and to eliminate the possibility that the FEC is decided before the TC).

 
Stricker has had a VERY GOOD year- #2 in scoring average with 3+ less tournaments than anyone else in the TC.  I don't think it will happen, but if he took the Cup without winning the entire season, it would seem wrong.  
 
FWIW, Stricker benefited slightly from the points reset (going from 1172 to 1100 back) while the guys 2-5 actually got hurt by the reset as the top 5 were pretty close going into the TC.

 

I disagree. In order for Stricker to win it, he needs certain people to play pretty poorly. For me, the FECC is all about consistency. And even without a win, he's clearly been consistent. And finishing #2 while everyone else crumbles just proves that consistency.

post #22 of 110
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Originally Posted by Slice of Life View Post
 

 

I disagree. In order for Stricker to win it, he needs certain people to play pretty poorly. For me, the FECC is all about consistency. And even without a win, he's clearly been consistent. And finishing #2 while everyone else crumbles just proves that consistency.

 

I understand what you are saying, but the FEC is not entirely about consistency as the points for the playoff events are worth 5x the regular and everyone resets in the TC so a guy automatically jumps from 5th to 1st with a win even if he was much less consistent.

 
If it was just about consistency, then Tiger might already have it locked with the low scoring average.
post #23 of 110

Anyone know about live streaming- there is a link for it on pgatour.com but it then asks me to sign into google and then gives me a message my account isn't set up for adsense?

post #24 of 110
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Originally Posted by MEfree View Post

Anyone know about live streaming- there is a link for it on pgatour.com but it then asks me to sign into google and then gives me a message my account isn't set up for adsense?

WATCH LIVE: TOUR Championship on Golf Channel at 1 p.m. ET


post #25 of 110

I'm taking Adam Scott to win both the Tour Championship as well as the cup.

post #26 of 110
Stenson is en fuego!
post #27 of 110

Did anyone see the Webb Simpson penalty?

post #28 of 110

Tiger seems to be doing a bit better with the driver today. Just saw he had a 352 yd drive on 9 via the shot tracker. Not doing all that great on approach shots today still though. Lot of 20+ foot putts.

post #29 of 110

I hope the duf wins. Everybody loves the duf, he's huge on social media

post #30 of 110
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Originally Posted by MEfree View Post
 

Did anyone see the Webb Simpson penalty?

 

 

 

 

I saw it assessed. but I did not see the actual occurrence as they did not show it. Simpson's ball moved after he addressed it in the right rough on hole number 7. He immediately self reported it. No footage  as best I can tell.

post #31 of 110

Wow. Tiger played horribly.  Just looking at his game today it's very very hard to see him as #1 player. Adam looked superb for his mid irons and putting

post #32 of 110
Adam Scott's currently at the top, Tiger and Phil are near the bottom. I don't have a worse nightmare outcome for this event than the current situation.

At least Stricker is near the top.
post #33 of 110

Tiger sucks.  Stenson is the new Tiger.  :doh:

post #34 of 110
Can't imagine finishing 9 shots behind the dude you're paired with at that level. Talk about night and day rounds.
post #35 of 110
Tiger near the bottom ensures that we won't be forced to watch every grimace, scowl, wince, flinch, whine and cheat that comes out of him. I consider that a win for everyone. ;-D
post #36 of 110
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Originally Posted by golfnz34me View Post

Tiger near the bottom ensures that we won't be forced to watch every grimace, scowl, wince, flinch, whine and cheat that comes out of him. I consider that a win for everyone. ;-D

Oh, I think you will see every swing. There are only 30 players. Only a handful will be in contention, so there will be plenty of time to see all of Woods' shots.

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