Tag Archives: 2012 Tour Championship

Sep
23
2012

Snedeker, who stayed even-keel all day, finally celebrates after sinking the last putt

Brandt Snedeker entered the final round of the Tour Championship with a share of the 54-hole lead with Justin Rose. In Snedeker’s previous three PGA Tour victories, he overcame deficits of five strokes or more on Sunday to win. There’s always less pressure if you’re teeing off an hour before the leaders and posting a low score early than playing in the final group, where it’s yours to lose.

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Sep
22
2012

PLAYOFF FEVER

It’s nearly 8pm here on a Saturday night, so I’m not quite sure what I’m still doing in the media center. Oh, Ryder Cup preview stuff! You guys are all probably watching college football, anyway. To be honest, I haven’t paid much attention to the tournament (FedExCup) within a tournament (Tour Championship), but I certainly will tomorrow when they’re coming down the stretch. Hopefully it’s an exciting finish — which would be a fitting way to kick off the much-anticipated Ryder Cup.

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Sep
20
2012
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

The bromance continues

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are paired in the first round of the Tour Championship, the fourth and final event in the quest for the $10 million jackpot. The new BFFs will teeing off shortly — and I’ll be walking with the circus, so follow my tweets for inside the ropes updates if you’d like — but I wanted to catch up on the news I’ve missed in the past few days due to travel delays and a killer migraine. 

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Sep
15
2012

Hurrah for mathematics! Hurrah!

I’ll be returning to the question of the FedEx Cup format – and the PGA Tour’s decision to use the event’s convoluted ranking system as the measure by which it will determine playing eligibility from 2014 – in the coming days, as pre-tournament preparations at East Lake begin to gather momentum.

In the meantime, however, you can entertain yourselves with this: a breakdown of what each Tour Championship qualifier needs to either do, avoid doing or rely on happening in order to end the regular season $10million wealthier.

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Sep
9
2012
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Moore played his way into the top 30

Advancing to the Tour Championship from the BMW Championship means more than a mathematical chance at winning the $10 million wheelbarrow at the end of the FedExCup PLAYOFFS. Unless you’re one of the top players in the world (I’d usually say 50, but no guarantees even then), meaning your name is Rory McIlroy or Tiger Woods, the average player doesn’t have the luxury of picking and choosing their schedules to their exact liking. When you qualify for the Tour Championship, you’re set up for success in the following season and it takes out a lot of unknown variables.

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