I appreciate doing something new with this event. The jokes about a Net championship are cheap shots from people who are usually begging for the Tour to do something innovative. Every sport gives their top regular season performers an advantage in the playoffs (byes, homefield advantage, seeding top teams against weaker teams), and then the winner of the final event of the playoffs is the winner of the entire playoffs. That seems just like what they are trying to do with this format.
Also, it’s not like Koepka will be 10 strokes ahead of the entire field to start - there is plenty of opportunity for the other top players to make up the 2-6 stroke lead he will have on the others in the top 10.
Match play would be fine by me, too, but it seems clear the guys putting up the $60 million bonus pool would rather do it this way, and it should still be fun to watch.