Let The 2013 FedEx Cup Playoffs Begin

The 2013 FedEx Cup Playoffs are underway this week at Liberty National and the top 10 thru the Wyndham Championship are as follows:

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Tiger has won more than anyone this year, but he failed for the fifth straight season to win one of golf’s four majors.

Can he still pick up player of the year?

If he wins in the playoffs I think he is a sure lock. However, if Mickelson wins the FedEx Cup, for the first time, he should also secure his first Player of the Year award. Phil has played terrible since winning The Open Championship and somewhere deep down I think he really wants the Player of the Year award. A major is definitely worth several tour wins and he is the only player in the top six to win one of golf’s four most prized championships.

What are your thoughts on the Playoffs?

Do you like them or would you rather see a normal tournament?

Please let me know your thoughts on the blog and if you have any questions about your game… ask away. I am here to help! Thank you all for your continued support of Perfect Connection.

Keep em Long and Straight,
CJ

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16 comments on “Let The 2013 FedEx Cup Playoffs Begin
  1. Edward Stutz says:

    CJ I agree with what you said about Tiger and Phil. I myself would like to see Phil win.

    • mjensen says:

      i believe Adam Scott has the game-form to win the Fedex cup

      • CJ Goecks says:

        mjensen,
        Thanks for the blog post. Definitely after this weeks win he is not only in contention to win the Fed Ex cup but also player of the year. Let’s see if he can put together a few more solid weeks. Definitely the playoffs have added some spice to this years Player of the Year vote and I still think it comes down to Tiger or Phil winning in the next 3 weeks. it will be interesting.
        Keep em Long and Straight,
        CJ

    • CJ Goecks says:

      Edward Stutz,
      Thanks Edward for the post. It was good to see have a great day on Sunday.
      Keep em Long and Straight,
      CJ

  2. Edward Stutz says:

    I have a question for you.
    Me being left handed and we all know that the golf stores don’t carry many left handed clubs .
    How do I know which clubs are the best ones for me ?

    • CJ Goecks says:

      Edward Stutz,
      Thanks Edward for the post. I think you should simply go to a store and look at the clubs and see which ones look good to you. The key is getting fit for the right shaft and that won’t really change between manufacturers. If your looking for game improvement I definitely love my xhot irons. I have the tour version which is a bit smaller, but they make the normal x hot irons which are even easier to hit. Check out the Taylor made irons also. Ultimately it will come down to what your looking for from a club, forgiveness or workability and then decide which looks better to you.
      Keep em Long and Straight,
      CJ

      • Edward Stutz says:

        Thank you C J . I just wish the clubs were not so expensive. I have noticed that some companies charge more for left handed clubs. I believe that I strike the ball pretty well already. The shops usually don’t have the tour irons there for me to even try. Is there a place that you recommend going?

        • CJ Goecks says:

          Edward Stutz,
          Thanks Edward for the question, but it really depends on where you live. The PGA Superstore has everything so if you live near one of those I would definitely recommend it. Other places like Golf Galaxy and Golfsmith are also very good.
          Keep em Long and Straight,
          CJ

  3. Steve Rosenberg says:

    Hey CJ,

    First let me say thanks for all the great blogs, videos, lessons, etc. Each day I look forward to receiving your emails and checking your site for new material.

    I kind of like the playoff format. Makes it even more interesting. Adds even more pressure. Like these guys need anymore pressure. But I enjoy the playoff format.

    Question: I know that you’re a proponent of either drawing or fading the ball. As you like to say, “hitting the ball straight is the hardest shot ing golf”. I recently read something that basically agreed with what you said. One difference is that they say you should try to hit your wedges straight. The reasoning they used is that these are your precision/scoring clubs. Do you agree with this?

    Thanks, Steve

    • CJ Goecks says:

      Steve Rosenberg,
      thanks Steve for the blog post and question. In regards to hitting your wedges straight I don’t think you really need to worry about it. Due to the loft of the wedges you create more backspin and less sidespin so the wedges will fly straighter. Do I think you should hit them straight? Yes. What wedges will tell you is about your swing plane. If you pull your wedges you know you are too steep on the ball. A driver is a good club to tell you your face angle at impact. Now having said that and gotten the wedges figured out I will throw a loop into this conversation. Tiger and many tour players definitely curve their wedges. I recently did a swing analysis of Tiger at the Bridgestone where you could tell by Tiger’s finish on whether he was drawing the wedge or cutting the wedge, but we also need to understand Tiger is one of the best players to ever play this game and we don’t need to complicate the game or control our shots to the exact yard like he can.
      Keep em Long and Straight,
      CJ

  4. Go Phil !!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Caleb says:

    Go Tiger

  6. Max Frees says:

    I think Phil should win player of the year””

    • CJ Goecks says:

      Max Frees
      Thanks Max for the post and I like Phil, but after Adam winning yesterday it is too early to call. These next three weeks will be interesting.
      Keep em Long and Straight,
      CJ

  7. Partick says:

    How come nobody has alluded to Tiger’s back problem?Surely when a player colapses after hitting a shot and clearly is in trouble over several days, the problem is both obvious and serious.The fact that he got to within a couple of extra rolls of the ball to participate in a playoff with Scott is indicative of the extraordinary fighter that he is and has always been. My concern is that in staying the course to the end he may have excacerbated the problem as he did previously with his knee problem which could see him out of the game for an extended period which would be most unfortunate.
    I believe the FEDEX Cup has the potential to knock the Majors for six in due course. Already at $10 million and rising with the potential to get to $16/18 Million in a four tournament sequence.Money talks in this world and it would be naive to believe that players will focus more on winning Majors than on the more lucrative World Championships and FEDEX cups in the future. Jack Nicholas – still the biggest major winner in history – probably made less than $10 million in prize money in his entire career. Show me the money will be the future.

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