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Warm-up? Weekley (65) views PGA in unique light

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SHEBOYGAN, Wis. – The PGA Championship means many things to many people, but Boo Weekley may have brought an entirely new approach this week to Whistling Straits.

“People don’t look at it like that, but I just thought it’s kind of a warm-up for the [FedEx Cup] playoffs. I don’t have any expectations,” he said following a 65 on Saturday that vaulted him into the top 10.

To be precise, Weekley doesn’t necessarily view the year’s final major as a tune-up for the postseason but he decided to dramatically change his schedule this year with an eye toward being rested for the playoffs.

Weekley took three weeks off before last month’s John Deere Classic and followed his next start at the Barbasol Championship with another three-week break.

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“This is my third event in nine weeks. I wanted to see how I would feel when I got to the playoffs,” Weekley said. “The first couple of times I played [the playoffs] I got mad at myself because I just wasn’t hitting it very good. Not playing any golf, when I go home I don’t play any golf, I’m energized.”

The three-time Tour winner is currently 50th on the FedEx Cup points list and is looking to advance to the Tour Championship for the fourth time in the postseason era.