The points system is too wonky. The four-event series is weighted too heavily. One could win two playoff events but not the FedEx Cup. It's all worth examining. But one can't say players don't take it seriously.
Why else would
And once you get in, it only takes one good week to turn a mediocre season into a good one.
Find a way into the Tour Championship finale, and you have earned a berth in the four major championships and the
"It changes the way you look at the year,"
Berths are offered to each nation's top player in the world rankings and each of them gets to choose his partner. In recent years, though, top U.S. players have shown a tendency to decline the invitation.
Kuchar, No. 12 in the rankings, took the assignment after the four Americans ranked ahead of him turned it down.
"It's a super-cool opportunity," said Kuchar, who competed in the World Amateur Team Championship in his college days. Woodland, he added, was his first choice as a partner.