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FedEx Cup is a work in progress

Updated: January 6, 2007, 12:21 AM ET
By Jason Sobel
KAPALUA, Hawaii -- Woke up this morning to a reminder that this FedEx Cup thing is hardly etched in stone, at least as far as the particulars are concerned.

Over breakfast, I read in USA Today that NASCAR's own points system, which has been in place since 2004, will undergo reconstruction prior to the upcoming season. Though I've since been alerted by ESPN.com motorsports editor extraordinaire K. Lee Davis that this is old news, it was new to a racing neophyte like myself.

It was also interesting to note from a golf fan's perspective that these things are malleable to such change. The truth is, no one -- PGA Tour officials, players, writers -- knows how this FedEx system is going to play out, so the tour may have to adapt its guidelines somewhere down the road.

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