‘I Don’t Like It’ – Jon Rahm Voices Displeasure Against Controversial FedExCup Playoffs Format

Published 08/21/2021, 1:45 PM EDT
Aug 20, 2021; Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; Jon Rahm watches his tee shot on the 17th hole during the second round of The Northern Trust golf tournament at the Liberty National Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports


Jon Rahm entered the FedExCup playoffs with a lot of expectations, following through with his impressive start at the Northern Trust. The 26-year-old star has played some of the best golf he has this season, ranking no. 1 in the world while making it to the Ryder Cup team. However, Rahm does not have positive feedback about the FedExCup playoffs, and recently voiced his views on the same.

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Now, while Rahm might as well win the FedExCup, he does not have to agree with how the scoring system works. The first prize comes with a $15 million bonus, an important highlight of the event. That has not stopped Rahm from being candid about the system, stating that it is indeed unfair.

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Why does Jon Rahm think the FedEx Scoring system is unfair?

Golf Digest’s Daniel Rapaport reported Rahm’s take on the FedExCup playoff recently. He was firm on his opinion, agreeing that it is unfair, and he does not like it. Rapaport asked about the system, pointing out that one who wins two in a row might lose in the end after just one bad week. Rahm’s response spoke for itself, fans agreeing and disagreeing.

“I don’t think it’s fair,he said. “I don’t like that at all. I think you have the playoffs itself and win the first two, and if you don’t play good on the last one, you don’t—you can end up with a really bad finish”. 

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He explained that he does get the system, but it cannot be compared to other sports. Rahm gave an example citing the NFL’s New England Patriots, adding that even if the Patriots win everything, a Super Bowl loss lands them second without a Lombardi Trophy. Golf, per Rahm, is different.

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