Weekley calls wraparound season ‘stupid’

The American speaks his mind when it comes to playing golf this weekend.

Boo Weekley
Boo Weekley calls wraparound season 'stupid'
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Boo Weekley speaks his mind when it comes to playing golf this weekend.

Weekley calls wraparound season 'stupid'

by Kylie Winkler

Boo Weekley speaks his mind when it comes to playing golf this weekend. Prior to the Sanderson Farms Championship, the American expressed his annoyance with the PGA Tour's wraparound season, now in its third year.

With the new schedule, only three weeks are left in between the season-ending Tour Championship and the season-opening –Frys.com Open.

The Florida native criticized the FedEx Cup format and the fact that Tim Finchem, PGA Tour commissioner, doesn’t take the players input into consideration.

“Honestly, this wraparound season sucks. It does, seriously," Weekley said. "It's just, it's stupid. I still ain't figured out this FedEx - what does this FedEx Cup stuff do? It ain't doing nothing, but it is what it is. It's supposed to be the players' tour. It's Tim Finchem and them's tour is what it is."

Weekely makes his third start of the new season at the Sanderson Farms Championship, which started yesterday in Mississippi. In the past, Weekley has used this tournament as a way to get a head start in the points race and he still believes that it is beneficial to rookies.

“They can get their feet wet before they actually get into the bigger tournaments. I think that’s a good thing.”

However, with a shortened off-season, the 42-year-old is aggravated that he has no time for other pastimes he'd prefer to be involved with.

“It’s just golf after golf after golf. Ain’t no time for hunting and fishing, man.”

Weekley finished T2 at the Sanderson Farms Championship last year and also recorded five other top 10s on the PGA Tour.

So far this season he has finished in 71st at the Frys.com Open and missed the cut at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open.

His famous Ryder Cup celebration in 2008 was one of the defining images of the tournament.

Will Medlock graduated from UEA with a degree in Film and Television before completing a Masters in Sports Journalism at St Mary's in London. Will has had work published by The Independent and the Rugby Paper.