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Jon Rahm may be leading the first of three FedExCup Playoffs events at the halfway mark, but the world’s top-ranked golfer isn’t happy with how the PGA Tour’s season finale is set up.
Rahm — who posted a 4-under 67 on Friday at The Northern Trust to take a one-shot lead over Tony Finau — slammed the FedExCup format after his round at Liberty National.
Rahm: ‘I don’t like that at all’
Rahm is currently No. 5 in the FedExCup standings, and sits 168 points behind leader Collin Morikawa.
If Rahm holds on and wins The Northern Trust, he’d jump into first place in the standings. A win next week at the BMW Championship, obviously, would keep him there.
But after two straight wins, Rahm would only receive a two-shot advantage at the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta.
The leader in the standings will start at 10-under at East Lake, and the second place golfer will start at 8-under, and so on until the final five players in the 30-man field, who start at even par.
The system, in its third year, isn’t one that Rahm enjoys.
Rahm said a Tour official once put it in football terms for him, but that only solidified his viewpoint.
“My answer was, they still finished second. They have to understand that golf is different.”
While he’s not happy with the current set up, Rahm said he doesn’t have a plan in mind as to how to fix the Tour’s postseason.
He just knows he wants it changed.
"But I don't think it's a fair system in that sense now, but it's the one we have and it's what we've got to deal with."
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