Weekley slams wraparound season: 'It's stupid'


The PGA Tour's wraparound season is now in its third edition, and while it is seen by some as a welcome opportunity to get ahead in the standings, others view it in a less positive light. Consider Boo Weekley a member of the latter group.

Speaking in advance of the Sanderson Farms Championship, Weekley railed against the new schedule that leaves only three weeks between the season-ending Tour Championship and the season-opening Frys.com Open.

"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 (commissioner) Tim Finchem and them's tour is what it is."

Weekley is making his third start of the new season this week in Mississippi, the same number of tournaments he played during the fall portion in both 2013 and 2014. He has previously used the wraparound format to get a head start in the points race, notably with a T-2 finish at this event last year, but this year's results include a T-71 finish in Napa and a missed cut in Las Vegas.

"It's aggravating to have to play this much, but yet it's important to come out and try to get a good start," he said. "I mean, it's good for the rookies, I think. It gives them something they can get out and get their feet wet before actually getting into the bigger tournaments. I think that's a good thing."

The 42-year-old has been exempt on Tour each of the last two seasons by virtue of his win at the 2013 Crowne Plaza Invitational. He made 24 starts during each campaign, advancing into the FedEx Cup Playoffs both times.

With the golf calendar now extending well into November, though, he would prefer to pursue some other outdoor activities.

"It's just golf after golf after golf," he said. "Ain't no time for hunting and fishing, man."