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‘I Don’t Know What’s Going On’ – Major Winner Calls Out PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Fall

'I Don’t Know What’s Going On' - Major Winner Calls Out PGA Tour's FedEx Cup Fall

It’s no secret that the PGA Tour schedule has undergone some huge changes since the emergence of LIV Golf, with one of the key aspects being around the FedEx Cup fall, a seven event series which comes with plenty of points and cash.

The first event is this week’s Fortinet Championship, with the next two months featuring six more tournaments that can dictate upcoming opportunities for those in the top 125 of FedEx Cup standings. Essentially, that means players’ jobs are still on the line, despite the fact that the FedEx Cup Playoff finale, which was won by Viktor Hovland, finished in mid-August.

Many have voiced their views, specifically around the fact that only the top 70 qualified for those playoffs in August; originally it had been the top 125, with Major winner, Jimmy Walker, telling Golfweek: “They changed the rules. It’s been 125 forever. Then it’s like, no, it’s 50, or is it 70? It’s definitely not 125. It’s total b******t, that’s what I think of it. I’ve been working for 11 months to finish 124th and it’s like, nope, keep playing. So, I’m going to give it all I’ve got. That’s all I can do.”

Jimmy Walker strikes a shot

Walker has just six top 25 finishes in 25 starts during the 2022-23 PGA Tour season

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Going into the final day, Walker sits in a tie for 18th following a three-under third round of 69 and is projected to move up to 118th in the FedEx Cup standings. Last season, Walker stood 59th in the Career Earning’s list on the PGA Tour. At the time, he considered retirement but, after LIV Golfers were banned from the PGA Tour, it meant that Walker jumped into the 50th spot and, therefore, could receive a career earnings’ exemption for the 2022-23 season.


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