Doug Ferguson of the AP has an interesting piece on what the PGA Tour envisions for how the PGA Tour season could soon look like.
If I understand this correctly, and if the players approve (which commisioner Tim Finchem says still needs to happen), starting in 2013:
1) The 2013 PGA Tour season would END with the Tour Championship, which is the final FedEx Cup Playoff event
2) Those that don’t qualify for the FedEx Cup would join the best of the Nationwide guys to play in the “Finals Series” events to figure out who gets 2014 PGA Tour cards. This is the whole Q-School/Nationwide revamp I’ve written about many times over the last year.
3) Q-School would be for Nationwide Tour cards only.
4) The 2014 PGA Tour season (both for money and FedEx Cup points) would start in the calendar year of 2013 with the Fall Series events. As a result, Malaysia and the WGC-HSBC Champions event would be for official money and FedEx Cup points.
If anyone thinks I have not read Fergie’s article correctly, please let me know.
It’s an interesting idea, an interesting concept, and I am in favor of it. Those “Finals Series” events could potentially be awesome.