Filling The FedEx Cup

I had to laugh a bit yesterday at the PGA Tour’s self-important posing at the Fed Ex Cup’s inaugural event. As they finished their round, each player signed a ball, and put it into the Cup. According to the announcers, the signed balls were then going to be whisked away to the golf hall of fame to be enshrined for posterity.

Geeze. My prediction is that the FedEx Cup doesn’t last long enough for these balls to even acquire the veneer of a historical curiosity. The entire operation depends upon Tiger, Phil and a few other stars being willing to play along. And while they might participate for the first couple of years, these guys generally hate playing in back-to-back-to-back-to-back tournaments. The $10 million is impressive, but Tiger and Phil don’t need it.

Three years from now, the finals for the Fedex Cup will consist mostly of guys you’ve never heard of, plus a few troopers like Furyk, and Vijay.

Don’t get me wrong. I like the idea. But I don’t see it working for the log haul.

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