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According to two officials at the meeting, the plan is not to reset the points until the FedEx Cup finale at the Tour Championship, although more weight would be given to the top performers. That would mean everyone at East Lake would have a chance to capture the FedEx Cup and its $10 million bonus, although the top eight or so would have the best chance.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release details of the meeting.
As for the other three playoff events, the tour is discussing whether to reduce the size of the field to 125 players at The Barclays, 100 players at the Deutsche Bank Championship and 60 players at the BMW Championship, which returns to Chicago.
Previously, the playoffs began with 144 players, then was reduced to 120 players and 70 players the following two weeks before 30 made it to the Tour Championship.
The tour had a two-week break this year during the playoffs because of the Ryder Cup. The Presidents Cup will be played next year in San Francisco after the FedEx Cup, although tour officials are sensitive to some players having to compete six times in seven weeks without a week off.
"We're listening to the players, who I think liked the week off in 2008," Votaw said. "We think that will help the overall presentation of the FedEx Cup, as well as complement the proposed changes."
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