Champions Tour Dumps Playoff Reset

Kevin Sutherland
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There will be no repeat of last year’s scenario that denied Bernhard Langer the Charles Schwab Cup title despite his dominant PGA Tour Champions season.

Kevin Sutherland
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The points reset at the heart of last year’s controversy has been eliminated, instead giving the playoff finale the same double-points structure utilized in the first two playoff events.

“We now have a platform of consistency which allows for fans to better engage with these tournaments,” said Champions president Greg McLaughlin.

Controversy reigned last year as Langer’s five regular-season victories built a big lead, widened by winning the first two playoff stops. But the points reset – similar to what’s used in the FedExCup postseason – negated that advantage and allowed Kevin Sutherland to nab the title by capturing the finale.

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