The race to the FedExCup Playoffs is shaping up to be a sprint to the finish.
If the PGA Tour season is able to resume June 11 at Colonial, players will have 11 tournaments over a 10-week span to jockey for position on the FedExCup points list before The Northern Trust begins Aug. 20, one week later than originally scheduled.
If all goes as planned, there will be 36 events played for the 2019-20 season, which would make it a “credible season,” according to Andy Pazder, the PGA Tour’s executive vice president and chief of operations.
However, the final two months or so of this shortened regular season, while featuring increased field sizes, would include just one major (PGA Championship, Aug. 6-9) and one World Golf Championship (FedEx St Jude. Invitational, July 30-Aug. 2). The Tour also has already announced it would not adjust point allotments for those events, though it is considering such for the first two postseason events.
Playoff points are typically four times the value of regular-season events, excluding majors and WGCs. A potential change would decrease their value to three times that of a normal event.