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PGA Tour Has "Anticlimactic" Finale As Thomas Wins FedExCup, But Not Tour Championship

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 25 / 17

Golfer Xander Schauffele won the Tour Championship yesterday near Atlanta, while Justin Thomas won the $10M FedExCup prize, leading to "plenty of drama but no satisfaction," according to Paul Newberry of the AP. The PGA Tour "must figure out a better way to end its season." Newberry: "It felt downri...

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