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Starting with A Bang
ALAN SHIPNUCK
September 01, 2008
Thanks to a few tweaks to the system, a Ryder Cup subplot and an exciting A-list finish—Vijay Singh over Sergio García in overtime—the Barclays got the second edition of the playoffs off on the right foot
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September 01, 2008

Starting With A Bang

Thanks to a few tweaks to the system, a Ryder Cup subplot and an exciting A-list finish—Vijay Singh over Sergio García in overtime—the Barclays got the second edition of the playoffs off on the right foot

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By the time the leaders made the turn on Sunday all the other subplots had played out and the focus became the ferocious back-nine dogfight, which at various points featured seven players within a stroke of the lead. García, still trying to shake off the disappointment of his Sunday slip at the PGA Championship, had the lead until bogeying the 70th hole, at which point Singh showed again why he's one of the most merciless closers in the game. It was a rousing finish to an eventful week, but what's really exciting is that this FedEx Cup race is just getting started.

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