Who Cares About the FedExCup? 

Just as the Stanford St. Jude Championship kicks off its 50th year next week with a new amped up event, one journalist ponders the relevance of the FedExCup to fans and players

According to Gary D'Amato of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, fans don't know much about the PGA Tour's new FedExCup, a 37-week points-system competition that concludes in September. What's more, top players aren't participating in many of the tournaments.

From the story: "[Tiger] Woods has played in just seven of a possible 21 events, skipping the Mercedes-Benz Championship, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am and EDS Byron Nelson Championship, among others. Ernie Els and Adam Scott have played in eight events and Sergio Garcia has played in nine. Mickelson and Jim Furyk have been a bit busier, playing in 12 events, and Vijay Singh has played in 14.

"The top five players in the Official World Golf Ranking - Woods, Mickelson, Furyk, Scott and Els - have competed in the same tournament just four times (World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, Masters, Wachovia, The Players).

"So much for all that head-to-head drama we were supposed to see nearly weekly."

Officials anticipate that the "drama" will pick up closer to the end of the season.

The Stanford St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind begins on June 4th. Vijay Singh, currently ranked 3rd in the points system, and Charles Howell III, ranked 5th, are scheduled to play.

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