Xander Schauffele believes the format of the Tour Championship is "still not a finished product" despite its staggered strokes scoring system now in place for a fifth year at East Lake.
Justin Thomas, who he defeated by one stroke at East Lake that week, ended up winning the FedEx Cup as the format was much different back then.
If Zach Johnson dodges Brooks Koepka for a Ryder Cup pick then he truly hates LIV Golf— Andy Roberts (@AndyRobertsGolf) August 22, 2023
The PGA Tour then decided to change the format with a staggered strokes system so the winner of the Tour Championship was crowned winner of the FedEx Cup.
It was designed to make everyone know where they stood heading into the Tour Championship, as opposed to needing a PhD in mathematics.
But Schauffele is not convinced it's had the desired effect, at least not yet.
Although the Tour Championship now enters a fifth year with its revamped handicap start where the leader starts on 10-under par, Schauffele believes many average punters are still left confused in the FedEx Cup finale.
Schauffele was also asked what he makes of the PGA Tour's stunning new alliance with the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF).
Jon Rahm on gambling interactions in crowd on PGA Tour: "We hear it every single round"— Andy Roberts (@AndyRobertsGolf) August 22, 2023
Only he's a bit confused about that, too.
Scottie Scheffler will start on 10-under par at the Tour Championship as he goes in search of his first FedEx Cup title.
Rahm is in fourth on 6-under par.