Besides Tiger Woods, the most important figure in men's professional golf is unquestionably Jack Nicklaus, so when Jack talks, people should listen.
PGA Tour folks, take note, because here's what Nicklaus had to say about the just-completed FedEx Cup playoffs.
"Did they play that this year?" Nicklaus told The Times.
"I didn't watch a second of it. Two years in a row, it was basically over before the Tour Championship was even played, and that doesn't make sense."
Woods had a comfortable lead in the Cup in its debut last year and Vijay Singh had it sewn up weeks before the Tour Championship, leading to speculation that the Tour needs to tinker with the playoffs. "They still have some tweaking to do," Nicklaus said. "It has a tendency to take away from the rest of the tour events. It's always, 'He's got X-amount of FedEx Cup points.' A guy doesn't give a rat about FedEx points, he cares about how he's playing."
How many times did Nicklaus play in the Ryder Cup?
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