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February 04, 2013
WHAT DO YOU EXPECT IN 2013? IS RORY TEMPTING FATE? WILL THERE BE TWO SETS OF RULES? WHICH WEST COAST EVENT IS THE BEST
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February 04, 2013

Pga Tour Confidential

WHAT DO YOU EXPECT IN 2013? IS RORY TEMPTING FATE? WILL THERE BE TWO SETS OF RULES? WHICH WEST COAST EVENT IS THE BEST

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Morfit

I was mountain biking with a buddy, and he was telling me about high-tech superlightweight bikes and how his cost more than his first car. Then he said, "Of course, the heaviest part of any mountain bike is the motor." I think that applies to golf too.

Same Time Next Year

Check your calendars carefully this fall, guys. The 2014 PGA Tour season starts in October 2013. Are you in favor of that?

Morfit

Commissioner Tim Finchem finally outthought himself. He's done so many things right. I don't get this. Players don't get it. Fans don't get it. It's going to make things more complicated to find a natural stopping place to sum up the year. It doesn't seem like this is going to work.

Van Sickle

I disagree slightly. The Tour hung the fall events out to dry once it created the FedEx Cup and sold it as the season finale, even though there were more tournaments. Now with competing events in Asia and the Middle East, the PGA Tour is trying to legitimize the fall events it had previously bastardized. The fall tournaments should count for something, and this is a way to do it. But all they've really done is turn January into a must-vacation month for the best players.

Anonymous Pro

I am a fan of the fall events, but I don't like the calendar overlap. The fall events have always been treated like the ugly stepchild. They've gotten absolutely killed—the purses, the fields, the TV coverage. Their significance was gone. This is a way to restore some significance, although I don't see the fields improving dramatically. Phil and Tiger aren't going to play.

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