The Loop

Verplank on the schedule: Unnecessary roughness

September 09, 2009

Scott Verplank was among those bemoaning the Monday finish of one FedEx Cup playoff event and the Thursday beginning of another, and drew a professional football analogy.

"Yeah, it's kind of like playing a Sunday night game and then you've got a Thursday night game," he said Wednesday, on the eve of the BMW Championship. "You've got no turnaround so you don't have any time to waste. You've got to get prepared for your next opponent, which sits out here at about 9,000 yards long. You go from playing the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night and you've got the Steelers on Thursday. You don't have a lot of time for rest and relaxation."

The Rees Jones-renovated Dubsdread Course at Cog Hill in fact measures 7,616 yards. Or to follow Verplank's NFL lead, that's 300 yards more than Peyton Manning and Ben Roethlisberger combined passed for in 2008.

-- John Strege