The PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Fall runs through Nov. 19, meaning there is a 46-day break before the 2024 season begins. The First Call readers weigh in on whether the season should end with the Tour Championship in early September
Question of the week [October 23-29]: Should the PGA Tour calendar end with the season-ending Tour Championship?
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Every sport should have a season, and the PGA Tour running from January through September is enough. I would imagine that with some creativity, the PGA Tour could develop a team match play or some other type of competition to play in October. After that, give it a rest.
Stroke-play tournaments after the FedEx Cup final hold interest to only the most avid of golf fans.
I do believe the PGA Tour season should end at East Lake [Golf Club with the Tour Championship] and the [FedEx Cup Fall idea] should be left to the LPGA and DP World Tour.
For the elite players, the Tour Championship is the logical conclusion to the PGA Tour season. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. There is the important issue of player status and qualifying for the next PGA Tour season that requires additional fall tournaments to sort out rankings and priority.
How you conclude the PGA Tour schedule in late summer or early fall is complex because of TV and the negative impact on viewers as they shift their attention from golf to the NFL and college football. The current system in place is simply a reflection of these realities. Never underestimate the power and influence of football.
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