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Champions Tour Dumps Playoff Reset

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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