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No changes to 2010 FedEx Cup system

The PGA TOUR is leaving the FedExCup just as it is with the Playoffs schedule and points system.

Rick George, chief of operations for the PGA TOUR, said any adjustment to the points system was not on the agenda and not discussed at a policy board meeting earlier this week.

"We think the FedExCup did a lot of positive things and met the objectives we set for it," George said Tuesday. "We don't anticipate it changing."

It would be the first time since the FedExCup began in 2006 that the points system was left alone.

Tiger Woods won the $10 million bonus this year with two runner-up finishes and a victory during the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup, although four players had a chance to win the cup on the back nine of THE TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola.

The Playoffs schedule will stay the same for the third consecutive year, which includes a week off after the third playoff event, the BMW Championship on Sept. 9-12 outside Chicago. THE TOUR Championship is Sept. 23-26.

PGA TOUR officials had been polling players about changing the Playoffs schedule in 2010 because of the Ryder Cup, which will be played in Wales the week after THE TOUR Championship. Most U.S. team members will be playing five times in six weeks, concluding with one of the most draining weeks in golf at the Ryder Cup.

Among the options were to have the dark week after two Playoffs events, although most players figured it would be better to take a break after two Playoffs events only in non-Ryder Cup years.

Meanwhile, the Turning Stone Resort Championship, which had been part of the Fall Series, has been moved into the FedExCup portion of the schedule as an opposite-field event. Turning Stone Resort Championship will be played Aug. 5-8, the same week as the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational.

"They have a desire to get into the FedExCup season," George said. "They offer FedExCup points, and it's at a time that is much better for them to showcase the great property they have."

November 3, 2009

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