Friday, August 29, 2008

Volatility = New Chances to Skip Events?

That's what Phil Mickelson said and that's why he LOVES the new system.

Phil Mickelson dropped a bomb Thursday at the Deutsche Bank Championship that probably had a few officers at tour headquarters reaching for aspirin, if not hankies.

Those aren't raindrops from the latest tropical storm falling in Ponte Vedra Beach, those are teardrops of sheer fright. After a handful of prominent players had expressed the opinion Thursday that the new FedEx points system had overreached, Mickelson offered an entirely unanticipated answer.

"I think that the intent was to have more turnover, and certainly it has done that," he said. "I don't feel as though the season, the regular season, has anywhere near the same impact that it had, and so that could be a good thing because now we don't have to play as many events if we don't want to."

"Positioning ourselves for the FedEx Cup is really not important because the last‑place guy, if he wins, vaults into first," he said. "So that could be kind of cool, too."

Hahaha. This is awesome. The Tour made the FEC too volatile and gives opportunities for players to skip more events because all they have to do is play well for four weeks in August and get $10 million. Brilliant.

I am really loving the Deutsche Bank Championship more and more. Phil Mickelson seems to use this event as a way to poke fun at the FedEx Cup and Tim Finchem. And TPC Boston is awesome, too!

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