Time off before BMW Championship will help some, hurt others

Graham DeLaet looks over the green on the ninth hole during the Pro-Am round of the BMW...

Graham DeLaet looks over the green on the ninth hole during the Pro-Am round of the BMW Championship at the Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, Illinois, Sept. 11, 2013. (REUTERS)

TIM MCKAY, QMI Agency

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A week off during the playoffs? Could you imagine that in, say, hockey?

Other than a chance to let his playoff beard fill in a bit more, we can't imagine Weyburn, Sask.'s Graham DeLaet -- one of the hottest players in the FedEx Cup Playoffs heading into the break after the Deutsche Bank Championship -- was thrilled to let the likes of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson pause to regroup.

The PGA Tour knows many of the top players won't play four weeks in a row, so it schedules a week off to avoid players skipping a playoff event.

It works in that regard, for the most part, but let's examine how the time out might affect some of the top players in the race for the $10 million prize:


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