The PGA Tour’s policy board met early final month at Bay Hill to think about various matters and proposals, however there was one topic the group didn’t tackle regardless of at least one bystander.
When the Tour transitioned to a strokes-based scoring format for the Tour Championship, starting in 2019, there was all the time a priority that the winner, which relies on a participant’s place on the playoff factors checklist getting into the finale (the top-ranked participant begins the week at 10 below, No. 2 on the checklist at 8 below, and so forth.), wouldn’t be the participant with the bottom rating.
Last fall, Xander Schauffele turned the primary participant to endure the strokes-based loss when he completed the week at 15 below, which might have been ok for a three-stroke victory. He would even have been 4 strokes away from Dustin Johnson who gained the occasion, at 21 below, after beginning the week at No. 1 on the factors checklist (10 below).
In February, the participant advisory council thought of a proposal that will additionally award the participant with the bottom 72-hole rating at East Lake, in addition to the FedExCup champion, an official victory. The PAC didn’t help the proposal and the measure wasn’t accredited by the policy board final month.
“I think it wouldn’t be that hard to run up a parallel tournament besides, because Official World Golf Ranking gave me a win at East Lake when I checked last,” Schauffele mentioned final month. “It’s a weird deal. It’s identified on Official World Golf Ranking and then on the PGA Tour it’s not. … I’m just kind of stuck in the middle and I just try my best.”
Schauffele was acknowledged by the world rating because the winner of final yr’s Tour Championship and awarded full factors for his rating (Johnson acquired third-place factors).
Rory McIlroy gained the 2019 Tour Championship with an 18-under complete and in addition would have gained the occasion with out his strokes-based complete.