Boo Weekley is playing golf this weekend, and he's not happy about it.
Speaking to Golf Blot's Steve Elling prior to the start of this week's Sanderson Farms Championship in Mississippi, the three-time PGA Tour winner teed off on Commissioner Tim Finchem and his year-round tournament schedule.
"Honestly, this wraparound season sucks," Weekley said. "It does, seriously... It's just, it's stupid. I still ain't figured out this FedEx. What does this FedExCup stuff do? It ain’t doing nothing, but it is what it is. It's supposed to be the players' tour. It's Tim Finchem and them's tour, is what it is.”
In an effort to reinvigorate its flagging Fall Series events, the Tour began awarding full FedEx Cup points at fall tournaments in 2013, effectively eliminating its offseason. While the move has given Tour rookies and journeymen a chance to gain valuable experience before the big stars arrive in January, average pros like Weekley feel pressured to play or risk falling behind in the FedEx Cup points race.
“It’s aggravating having to play this much, but yet it’s important to come out and try to get a good start,” he said. “I mean, it’s good for the rookies, I think. It gives them something … they get their feet wet before they actually get into the bigger tournaments. I think that’s a good thing.”
The Florida native admitted having other outdoor pastimes on his mind.
“It’s just golf after golf after golf,” he said. “Ain’t no time for hunting and fishing, man.”