• "It's a little odd," said the two-time major winner
• Spieth currently has a 1,710-point lead from Jason Day
JORDAN SPIETH | FEDEX CUP
Two-time major winner Jordan Spieth is miffed that the FedEx Cup standings reset before the season-ending TOUR Championship and believes it doesn’t necessarily produce a ‘true champion’.
The 22-year-old accrued 4,159 points from 21 regular PGA Tour events, which included four wins and 14 top tens, and is 1,710 points clear of second-placed Jason Day.
But following The Barclays, the Deutsche Bank Championship and the BMW Championship, those points get reset, giving the top 30 players all the chance to win at the TOUR Championship which takes place from September 24-27.
"It's a little odd that it just completely resets" - Jordan Spieth
“I think it's a little odd that it just completely resets,” said Jordan Spieth. “Because if you want it to be the true champion of the year, it wouldn't necessarily reset for the final, even if you do make it worth more points throughout the play-offs.
“I understand why you make the play-off events worth more. Obviously in my position right now, where I stand, I wish that they were the same as regular PGA Tour events. But in past years, two years ago, I was glad that they were worth more.”
Spieth is 3,118 points ahead of Sergio Garcia who is currently sitting in 31st place so is certain to be at East Lake at the end of next month, and he revealed that although he’d like to win it, it doesn’t rank it as highly as his earlier major triumphs this year.
“I put winning the FedEx Cup below a major championship,” said Jordan Spieth. “I don't think anybody holds it to the same level as far as us players are concerned.
“It's pretty much, did you win East Lake? There have been circumstances where I think Phil won at East Lake and Tiger won the FedEx. But for the most part, if you win East Lake, the guys that have won have been – I think Bill came from way behind but was up there because they played well leading into the TOUR Championship.
“So it's interesting. I don't know exactly where I put it. It's something that obviously everybody wants to win, there's no doubt about it, and something that would put some food on the table for sure!”
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