We've reached the point of the college football season where fans are trying to figure out what bowl their team will be slotted in and whether that game will be worth going to.
We're also at the point in the season when a faction of people (as in, most of them) start clamoring for a college football playoff like every other sport, including golf, has.
But that got me to wondering about what every other sport would look like if it had a bowl system instead of a playoff and that led me to this: Creating a bowl system for the 2013 PGA Tour.
Here is what 25 bowls (I couldn't, in good conscience, go beyond the top 50 money leaders) would look like if filled with golfers based on how they did during the PGA Tour regular season money list.
This isn't a great great ranking system but hey, neither is the BCS. The golf bowls would work the same as college football: One title game that means something (Tiger Woods vs. Matt Kuchar) and 24 other meaningless, but sometimes fun, games.
Here they are...
Tiger Woods vs. Matt Kuchar -- Unfortunately we wouldn't get Woods vs. Adam Scott to settle the player of the year debate but hey somebody has to be 2003 Auburn.
Adam Scott vs. Justin Rose -- Terrific matchup here and perfect for a Fiesta Bowl that has been given some amazing games over the last decade.
Keegan Bradley vs. Billy Horschel -- So much emotion in this matchup. Your TV might combust before completion.
Jason Dufner vs. Jordan Spieth -- Potentially the matchup of the entire bowl season. Two grossly talented ball strikers.
Boo Weekley vs. Dustin Johnson -- What a pairing here. If we didn't get a mic on at least one of these guys a la college football coaches then I'd be terribly disappointed.
Graeme McDowell vs.
Jonas Blixt vs. Russell Henley -- Good matchup between two young potential stars.
Lee Westwood vs. Patrick Reed -- PGA Tour wins: Westwood -- 2, Reed -- 1. That's weird, no?
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Charles Howell III vs.
Angel Cabrera vs. David Lingmerth -- Two guys who dress like they shop at Belk.
Heart of Dallas
Rory McIlroy vs. Scott Piercy -- McIlroy is the Georgia of golf. Has a ton of losses and makes you say "wait, he's better than this, right?" Shouldn't his record be better than this. To my knowledge McIlroy hasn't lost control of anything yet, though, so there's that.
Rickie Fowler vs.