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Why changes to PGA Tour ‘playoffs’ can’t come soon enough

Why changes to PGA Tour playoffs

1. A lesson (hopefully) learned

The PGA Tour is in the midst of making changes to the FedEx Cup “playoffs,” and any alterations to the format can’t come soon enough — especially in light of what happened Sunday on the PGA Tour Champions.

It was there at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship where the nightmare scenario occurred — one that has always been possible in both playoff formats — as Kevin Sutherland was crowned season-long champion despite that tournament being his only victory of the year.

Bernhard Langer, who won seven times and had 16 top-10s in 22 starts this season, is unquestionably the PGA Tour Champions player of the year. But like on the PGA Tour, a player who enters the last event in the top 5 can win the overall title with a victory.

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