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Should the Tour Championship be the 5th Major?

Discussion in 'Golf Forum' started by packerzrule, Sep 25, 2017.

  1. packerzrule

    packerzrule Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain Supporting Member Level 1

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    With 1.5MM for first place winnings and a 3 year tour exemption, I would think it could qualify.


    Thoughts?
     



  2. ATL96Steeler

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    No.

    Golf is a tradition based sport...imo adding a 5th major, particularly an event that's been on tour for 30 yrs as a non major would screw up the history.

    The players had an association with a major before they decided to break off from the PGA of America. Once the tour got established, the players have wanted to run a major badly.

    I like the Players for what it is...a 2nd tier heavyweight event.
     
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    I'm fine with being "considered" the 5th Major, but I have to agree with @ATL96Steeler. I don't want the PGA to make changes that will affect the historical records or "The Grand Slam"
     
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    Then would they have to add another tournament to make that one the "winner" of the FedEx or would this still be considered the "winner?"

    But I like it the way it is currently... They are already doing away with the Deutsche Bank (Dell Technologies Championship) so I don't want anything else to get throw away
     
  5. 4thstreet

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    agree

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    and what's up with Kisner spitting,almost every damn time the camera is on him?
     
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    :agree:
     
  7. packerzrule

    packerzrule Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain Supporting Member Level 1

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    he's from Georgia
     
  8. Zooky

    Zooky Who's this chucker?

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    No.

    IMO they do need to tweak the fedex cup finish.
    In the 4 events of the FedEx cup, someone could go
    Win, Win, Win, 2nd and not win the FedEx Cup
     
  9. ATL96Steeler

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    IDK that...if so that does need to be tweaked....again.
     
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    Zooky Who's this chucker?

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    Head to head matches at some point. Even, stroke play.
    Right now, if you are in the top 5 going into the Tour Championship and you win it, you win the fedex.
     
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    Considering it's a season long event, I actually like the top 5 controlling their own destiny because it encourages guys to play late in the season to maintain a top 5 spot or get into the top 5. It's probably going to always have some quirks but imo it's pretty close...3 wins and 2nd and not win the FE Cup sucks but I understand they have to protect the TOUR Champion.