Rickie Fowler isn’t old, but he’s old enough to recall the days before the PGA Tour’s wraparound season began in the fall (autumn) of 2013. At first, there were mixed reviews.
The 34-year-old remembers a funny but frustrating moment two years into the experiment, in the early portion of the 2015-16 schedule.
“I think I went over and played [WGC-HSBC] China in November and finished third and by the time we started up on the West Coast [in January] I think I was like 68th on FedEx points,” Fowler told Australian Golf Digest at the Tour Championship.
The problem with the wraparound was that top players like Fowler—who had won the Players and the Deutsche Bank playoffs event in 2015 but it did not count toward his current season—were punished on the points tally for taking time off the in the fall.
It’s safe to say that the top 30 players who made it…