Bunker Mentality thinks it is high time the US Tour figured out what they want the FedEx Cup to be: a giant one-off bonanza or a reward for season-long brilliance.
Well done, Tiger Woods - the great man has only gone and won another tournament!
And having finished second, 11th and first in the opening three tournaments of the FedEx Cup play-offs, he has built a lead of more than 1,500 points over second-placed Steve Stricker.
That means going into the $10 million finale he's all but assured of... hang on, what's that? Did you just say what I thought you did?
What do you mean, he is nowhere near assured of winning the thing? What about that season-long dominance - putting the Majors aside - on the Tour? Or his superb play over the past three weeks?
Yes, the powers that be have decided that in order to keep the play-offs exciting to the last, there will be yet another points reset before the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake.
Tiger's lead, instead of being 1,504 points, will be just 250 - and with 2,500 points going to the tournament winner the whole kit and caboodle is still wide open.
In fact the points reset means that any one of the 30 players taking part could potentially win the FedEx Cup - and should any of the top five win the final tournament then they are guaranteed to do so.
How will Tiger feel about that? After all, it's a bit like a Formula One driver building a minute lead with 10 laps to go, then being forced to restart the race - albeit from pole position.
Now, all of that is fair enough - so long as everyone understands what they're watching, both during the season then during the climax.
FIRST PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 2009