Charley Hoffman

PGA Tour playoffs get start at The Barclays

The top five players on the PGA Tour this season should be plenty rested going into the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Most of them haven't played since the PGA Championship three weeks ago.

That's because most of them didn't go to the Olympics.

Jason Day is the No. 1 player in the world and No. 1 in the FedEx Cup, narrowly moving past U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson on the strength of his runner-up finish at the PGA Championship. They are followed by Adam Scott, Russell Knox and Jordan Spieth.

Knox won the Travelers Championship a week after the PGA Championship, but with a chance to earn Ryder Cup points last week, the Scot decided he needed a rest.