FedEx Cup

Hooray for Haas!

by Derek on September 26, 2011

in FedEx Cup,PGA Tour,Video

Congrats to Bill Haas for winning the Tour Championship and the Fedex cup yesterday after a 3 hole playoff with Hunter Mahan. Haas’s payday on Sunday ($11.4M) eclipsed his father’s career earnings!

It was great to see both of these guys playing well and really going for the win. After Haas’s up and down from the water for par on the 17th to extend the playoff, there was no way he was going to lose. You can check out the shot after the break:

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Photo by Rob Hayashida

In an inspirational moment to over-sleepers everywhere, Jim Furyk has won the FedEx Cup and claimed both the $10m FedEx Cup prize and $1.3m for winning the Tour Championship.  Furyk added some dramatic tension over the last few holes, but the best bunker player in the world hit one of the most clutch bunker shots of his career to claim golf’s largest payday.

Maybe Furyk can afford a back-up alarm clock now?  Or he could even hire somebody to do this every morning.

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Just in case you needed more convincing that the FedEx Cup scoring system needs significant revision.

Gary Van Sickle has written a great article on why the current FedEx Cup scoring is stupid and how he would change it.   Currently, winning a major counts for 400 points while winning a FedEx cup event counts for 2500 points.  In other words, a player could complete the grandslam and still get 100 less points for those 4 wins combined than Charlie Hoffman got for winning the Deutsche Bank.  In what alternate universe does that make sense?

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ATLANTA—Hoping to win the PGA tour’s FedEx Cup, bewildered NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin critically injured 23 golfers and killed seven others while speeding across the East Lake golf course Thursday. “What—wait, hold on, which cup is this?” asked a visibly confused Hamlin, who after Thursday’s tragedy remains 35 points behind first-place Sprint Cup driver Mark Martin. “Looking back, it was a little weird that I was driving on grass, striking people at high speeds, and not racing any other cars. But I’m a competitor, and if there’s a cup, I’m going to try to win it.” PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem later awarded Hamlin 150 FedEx Cup points for his effort.

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