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Position players: Finale's staggered scoring coming into focus at BMW

Kratzert: Simplified scoring fair for players, easier to understand for viewers


MEDINAH, Ill. – It’s been largely an abstract concept since being announced months ago, a far-away variable that mattered little in the present. But the staggered leaderboard that will be at the forefront of a revamped Tour Championship next week is quickly moving to the forefront of players’ minds this week at the BMW Championship.

Among the many changes to the season-long points race announced last year, including the move from four postseason events to three, was the move to equip the best players not with additional points, but fewer strokes.