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Underway - I don't see a thread for it yet so here it is.

Rounds 1-2 -- Thursday and Friday

Round starts: 11:30 a.m.
Featured groups: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- PGA Tour Live
Featured holes: 1-6 p.m. -- PGA Tour Live
Live TV coverage: 1-6 p.m. on Golf Channel
Live TV simulcast stream: 1-6 p.m. on NBCSports.com   
Radio: Noon-6 p.m. on PGA Tour Radio

Round 3 -- Saturday

Round starts: 11:30 a.m.
Featured holes: 11:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. -- PGA Tour Live
Early live TV coverage: 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Golf Channel
Late live TV coverage: 2:30-6:30 p.m. on NBC
Live TV simulcast stream: 12:30-6:30 p.m. on NBCSports.com  
Radio: 1-7 p.m. on PGA Tour Radio

Round 4 -- Sunday

Round starts: 11:30 a.m.
Featured holes: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. -- PGA Tour Live
Early live TV coverage: 12-1:30 p.m. on Golf Channel
Late live TV coverage: 1:30-6 p.m. on NBC
Late live stream: 12-6 p.m. on NBCSports.com
Radio: 1-6 p.m. on PGA Tour Radio 

 

 

No huge performances out of the gate yet.  Course looks gorgeous.

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I got my money on Jason Dufner to win the Fedex Cup!

(That headline is misleading ... the only items on that list that are actually unlikely are him winning and Spieth coming in dead last, I think.  The rest are quite feasible - especially once number 1 is satisfied.) :-P

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46 minutes ago, rehmwa said:

No huge performances out of the gate yet.  Course looks gorgeous.

Nevermind - Stanley at -5 so far sound like a pretty nice start.  Though I have no idea how hard the course is.

 

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Hole 6. 213 yds to an island green. Not sure what direction the wind blows but that could be a very difficult hole if it plays into the wind at all. Wow

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1 hour ago, klineka said:

Hole 6. 213 yds to an island green. Not sure what direction the wind blows but that could be a very difficult hole if it plays into the wind at all. Wow

You mean hole 15? Or are they playing it backwards this tournament?

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6 hours ago, Vinsk said:

You mean hole 15? Or are they playing it backwards this tournament?

Oops yeah. I meant 15. I think I was probably looking at 6 on the scorecard when I typed that. 

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I don't think this is the leaderboard going into Sunday that fedex was hoping for... no tiger, no Phil, and not even Spieth or JT really in the mix. The playoffs appear to be ending with a flop for another year. 

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5 minutes ago, skydog said:

I don't think this is the leaderboard going into Sunday that fedex was hoping for... no tiger, no Phil, and not even Spieth or JT really in the mix. The playoffs appear to be ending with a flop for another year. 

JT is T4 with the U.S. Open winner. Kisner shot -6 today. Day is T7.

The playoffs keep being spun by some as a flop, but we still get meaningful golf after the PGA, and FedEx renewed for a decade. It's doing just fine.

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1 hour ago, iacas said:

JT is T4 with the U.S. Open winner. Kisner shot -6 today. Day is T7.

The playoffs keep being spun by some as a flop, but we still get meaningful golf after the PGA, and FedEx renewed for a decade. It's doing just fine.

I hear you. Having the playoffs is definitely better than not, hopefully the Labor Day finish and some slight format tweaks down the road can help. 

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I've liked the playoffs this year. I like the prospect of Casey winning now, and if he has a bad day there's still a good horse race behind him for an entertaining finish. Had no idea the last and only time he won on the tour was 2009. It would be a nice feather in his cap 8 years later. 

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First chance I've had to watch this weekend. Is it just me or is NBC doing a really bad job keeping us updated real time on the fedex points chase? Not sure why the rankings don't come up on the leaderboard they show every few minutes 

...of course right as I posted that they show the points standing. But I had been watching for 30+ mins without them showing that...

Wow if the tournament ended as is now, spieth and JT would be tied in Fedex points and would duel off in a playoff. Would make for some good tv!

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I'm a member at the club where Xander grew up playing, obviously everyone is super excited to see him get this win and launch himself into "elite" status on tour. He won 1.58M and an extra 2M for finishing 3rd in Fed Ex Cup. This time last year he was playing in the Web.com finals.

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On 9/23/2017 at 10:10 PM, iacas said:

JT is T4 with the U.S. Open winner. Kisner shot -6 today. Day is T7.

The playoffs keep being spun by some as a flop, but we still get meaningful golf after the PGA, and FedEx renewed for a decade. It's doing just fine.

I quite enjoyed this year's playoff, it kept my interest throughout. I am happy to see JT win the Cup, it is well-deserved. 

I am not sure I am 100% sold on the points formula they use, the fact that someone like Paul Casey or Webb Simpson can win the FedExCup with zero wins outside of the Tour Championship doesn't seem ideal to me. I don't know that there's a better answer, but I kept having that thought. 

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