Furyk tweaks Ry­der Cup points sys­tem

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

PEB­BLE BEACH, Calif. - Ry­der Cup cap­tain Jim Furyk is tweak­ing the U.S. points sys­tem to put more value on win­ning PGA Tour events than high fin­ishes in the ma­jors. Furyk also said Wed­nes­day that the fi­nal pick will be made af­ter the BMW Cham­pi­onship in 2018, in­stead of a last-minute de­ci­sion be­fore the Amer­i­cans leave for Paris. The U.S. points sys­tem will stay largely the same be­cause Furyk says it worked well in a U.S. vic­tory at Hazel­tine last year. The big­gest dif­fer­ence is the ma­jors. Points will count dou­ble at the 2018 ma­jors, but only for the win­ner. Ev­ery­one else will re­ceive 1 1/2 points. Furyk says be­cause ma­jors have such high purses, fin­ish­ing third in a ma­jor is equal to win­ning a tour event when points are dou­bled.

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