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Does any fan really care who wins the Fedex Cup?

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  • GMRGMR Members  1054WRX Points: 105Posts: 1,054 Platinum Tees
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    To me personally, Billy Horschel winning the FedEx Cup is no more or less interesting than Jason Dufner winning the PGA Championship.
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  • imakaveliimakaveli Moli Moli Moli Moli Tommy Tommy Tommy Tommy... Members  13161WRX Points: 1,026Handicap: 3.8Posts: 13,161 Titanium Tees
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    GMR wrote:
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    To me personally, Billy Horschel winning the FedEx Cup is no more or less interesting than Jason Dufner winning the PGA Championship.<br />
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    U must admin that Amanda butt slap was interesting though...
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  • c7015c7015 Members  2290WRX Points: 298Posts: 2,290 Platinum Tees
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    Ya man if you like golf you probably care to some degree for me fedex is still 10mill so <br />
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    Masters <br />
    Open <br />
    US open <br />
    PGA <br />
    Players <br />
    Winning the fed ex <br />
    wgc <br />
    PGA tour stop <br />
    Alt week stop <br />
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    But lots of threads on that
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    Will be interesting to see if the european tour follows suit but for Race to Dubai, but I doubt it. Personally as a Swede only years I cared was 2013 and 2014
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  • new2g0lfnew2g0lf Members  3449WRX Points: 363Posts: 3,449 Titanium Tees
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    Fans would care more if it wasn't football season and the weather in most of the country wasn't perfect for playing golf. Given they already have the split season, they should shorten the FedEx a week and start it earlier before football season starts if they really want to maximize interest. Having it finish on Labor Day could work well for them.
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    Given a choice between watching the FedEx Cup and Justin Bieber, I'm taking a nap with the NFL on the telly.
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  • Dustin_JDustin_J St. Louis, MOMembers  157WRX Points: 94Handicap: ~10Posts: 157 Fairways
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    It keeps a lot of the top guys playing, so in that sense it makes things more interesting to watch. As far as any prestige associated with who wins, I couldn't really care less.
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    manku wrote:
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    Jay Monahan has said one reason for the changes to the Fedex Cup is to keep fans engaged etc...<br />
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    Does anyone care who wins this, except for the players and their inner circle? Or perhaps fantasy players?<br />
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    There will now be a bonus for top 10 regular season points...I personally can't imagine caring or following this. Am I supposed to be excited that DJ just earned an extra 500K?<br />
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    Ditto regarding the Tour Championship...which will now be handicapped.<br />
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    The Masters, arguably the most prestigious golf tournament in the world, goes out of it's way not to mention money. <br />
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    The PGA goes the other direction.<br />
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    Doesn't make me feel good paying $6 for bottled water and $14 for a beer!<br />
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    Its a complete farce to think that this is about the viewers. This is purely about the players and the tour. I guarantee you that most golf viewers couldn't tell you who the top 5 are in the fedex points...in any order, much less the correct order.<br />
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    Fans tune in to watch a strong field and players that move the needle...not track fedex points.
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    None at all. The LPGA is more interesting and competitive than the boring men's pitch and putt tour. Play the majors, ignore the rest.
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    PGArox wrote:
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    I think many people care if their favorite player wins the FedEx Cup. Wouldn't Tiger fans care if it were Tiger? Sure they would.<br />
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    Now if your favorite player has no chance of winning the cup, you're likely to care less, so you are focused on enjoying a great competition. But people still choose sides; if it comes down to a battle between Justin Rose and Justin Thomas, I think many observers would care which one of those two win the cup.<br />
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    I don’t think they do, they care about if their favorite wins the tournament itself, but I just don’t think many fans really care about the FedEx Cup itself. It’s not like winning a major or a WGC, it’s just another really rich dude getting even richer.
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    DavePelz4 wrote:
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    Given a choice between watching the FedEx Cup and Justin Bieber, I'm taking a nap with the NFL on the telly.<br />
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    I might actually go so far as to take a walk with the wife. <br />
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    Justin Bieber? I might just have to gouge my eyes out! I’d rather listen to PT tell about his myriad of achievements than Justin Bieber.
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  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX  25700WRX Points: 843Handicap: GolfPosts: 25,700 Titanium Tees
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    Don't care one bit. As much as I love golf and work in it, my life doesn't revolve around it. To be honest, when the PGA Tour is on, I usually end up napping. The European Tour and LPGA are much more interesting to be honest.
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    PGArox wrote:
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    I think many people care if their favorite player wins the FedEx Cup. Wouldn't Tiger fans care if it were Tiger? Sure they would.<br />
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    Now if your favorite player has no chance of winning the cup, you're likely to care less, so you are focused on enjoying a great competition. But people still choose sides; if it comes down to a battle between Justin Rose and Justin Thomas, I think many observers would care which one of those two win the cup.<br />
    spot on. I liken it to any of the other sports. NBA, NFL, MLB.... if your team isn't in the playoffs, neither are you. I've been watching the MLB playoffs for the past six weeks, talk about boring, but; I hang in there with hope . Come on A's !
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  • snizzlesnizzle Members  524WRX Points: 130Posts: 524 Golden Tee
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    They make it all sound too corporate with everything revolving around "Fedex points"<br />
    Meanwhile even many of the so called die hard golf fans won't be watching one of these guys win $10 mil (unless it's Tiger of course)..<br />
    Apparently the big purses lure in the players but it doesn't move the needle as far as fans and ratings are concerned.
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    I am not a fan. I am a spectator. <br />
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    And no.
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    We already know who the best player was this year, so what's the big deal?
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  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  30917WRX Points: 7,193Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,917 Titanium Tees
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    I have zero interest until the back 9 Sunday. I literally tune it al out till then.
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  • KaysquareKaysquare Puppyluv Members  2245WRX Points: 236Handicap: 10Posts: 2,245 Platinum Tees
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    I don't care who wins, and I certainly don't want to hear about the Fedex Cup all during the first few months of a new season.
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    snizzle wrote:
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    They make it all sound too corporate with everything revolving around "Fedex points"<br />
    Meanwhile even many of the so called die hard golf fans won't be watching one of these guys win $10 mil (unless it's Tiger of course)..<br />
    Apparently the big purses lure in the players but it doesn't move the needle as far as fans and ratings are concerned.<br />
    that sucks, the environment for retaining sponsors in the PGA is getting cloudy. There's a storm coming <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/clapping.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':clapping:' />
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  • 3whacker3whacker Members  532WRX Points: 197Posts: 532 Golden Tee
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    dont care about the TOUR Championship, always thought it was anticlimactic end to the season...the sooner its over the sooner we go to the Ryder Cup
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    imakaveli wrote:
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    Nope, nobody really cares about the FedEx Cup in general. Give us Ryder Cup week already!<br />
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    If it were any less relevant it would be renamed the Race to Dubai.
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  • vbbvbb Members  1591WRX Points: 146Posts: 1,591 Platinum Tees
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    Kind of would like to see a guy that is just coming on to the "top players on tour" scene win the $10M annuity over a guy that has already made deep into the eight figures. A guy like Finau or Xander...not that they aren't already rich of course, but it'd be nice to see them get set up forever.<br />
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    That, or one of your favorite players winning it would be cool. I'm not glued to it like I am a major or the Ryder cup, but I'm more than passively interested.
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    No, I couldn't remember who won last year, till they reminded me about it during a telecast two weeks ago. Pretty sure Tiger one it once or twice, JT last year, now that I am reminded....Furyk with the backwards hat in the rain? YJS? Did Horschel win one year????? I can tell you how many majors almost any golfer in the history of the game has won though, and which ones. <br />
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    After the PGA I am looking forward the the World Series and football, and every other year the Ryder Cup. <br />
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    But in terms of golf, the best thing about the fall, and fall weather is PLAYING golf, it's my favorite time of the year, and I love me some cooler weather fall golf. I'm only watching golf if it's raining or I can't get a game together.
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    It’s like the patriots going to the super bowl undefeated and losing to the 5 loss bears by 2 touchdowns but still being super bowl champs.
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    Only if it’s Tiger, DJ, or Rory.
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    I'd more interested in a match play tournament with the final 32 players.
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    I think it's better than nothing... i.e., what they had before. <br />
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    And because it's still relatively new, people will look back on it a half a century from now and be more intrigued with its "prestige", especially if you do get some players winning it a ton over time.
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    imakaveli wrote:
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    Nope, nobody really cares about the FedEx Cup in general. Give us Ryder Cup week already!<br />
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    If it were any less relevant it would be renamed the Race to Dubai.<br />
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    Your bitterness is becoming boring <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' />
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    BiggErn wrote:
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    It’s like the patriots going to the super bowl undefeated and losing to the 5 loss bears by 2 touchdowns but still being super bowl champs.<br />
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    5 loss Bears? Like that's happened since 2010. Think that was Cutler's only playoff year in Chicago.<br />
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    We'll always have Very Cavalleri.
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