The fourth and final U.S. Ryder Cup pick for captain Jim Furyk, scheduled for Monday morning, will not be made until after the BMW Championship concludes.
Only once in the 11-year history of the FedExCup has a tournament been reduced to 54 holes - the 2011 Barclays, the playoff opener, which was only three rounds because of Hurricane Irene.
Casey suffered a back problem on the eve of The Players Championship in May and was forced to pull out ahead of the first round at Sawgrass, although he returned to action a fortnight later in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, finishing in a tie for 20th. There are no guarantees that the waterlogged course will be playable, meaning the event may be reduced to 54 holes, which Rose would win with a 17-under-par total of 193. We just have a golf course that we just couldn't play.
A weather-shortened BMW would have significant ramifications for the world's best.
If the event is shortened, Rose would be the victor and full World Ranking points, FedEx points and prize money would be allotted to the field.
The plan for Monday is to tee off at 7:30 a.m. ET in threesomes off both tees, with the last group going off at 9:20 a.m.
He was tied with Xander Schauffele on the 18th hole of the third round Saturday when Schauffele's 8-foot par putt rimmed around the high side of the cup, giving him a bogey and Rose the lead. Schauffele finished 12 in qualifying and figured that he needed at least a BMW win to enter the conversation.
With no chance of making the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings who go on to contest the Tour Championship, Poulter would no doubt have loved to finish up his final round and wrap up his 2017-18 PGA Tour season - but no such luck.
Woods brought out of mothballs the old Scotty Cameron putter that he wielded in 13 of his 14 major championship victories, and it was just like old times as he putted with the assurance of yesteryear.
"We would be here tomorrow and tomorrow is part of the tour regulations, so we will be here. the sad part is all we can do is take it one hour at a time".
Some players' rankings and seasons depend on it.