The Deutsche Bank Championship kicks off this Friday for week two of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. The tournament boasts a Monday finish on Labor Day. This is one of two occurrences on the PGA tour. Contested from TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts, the tournament enters its 13th year. 99 players are expected to compete.
Sergio Garcia is the lone player qualified but not competing. He ranks 43rd in the FedEx Cup standings meaning he likely has enough points to move onto round three in Chicago. Defending Deutsche Bank Champion Chris Kirk enters the championship ranked 39th in the FedEx Cup standings.
Jason Day won the Barclay’s last week with a dominant performance, winning by 6 strokes over Henrik Stenson. Day also took the lead in the FedEx Cup standings. Jason Day has been arguable the best golfer of 2015 with four PGA Tour wins this season. Second in the FedEx Cup standing is Jordan Spieth, who last week missed his first cut since the Players Championship in May.
This week will determine if last weeks missed cut was a fluke, or if Spieth’s hot 2015 is coming to an end. Joining Day and Spieth on Friday at 9:30 is Bubba Watson. Watson comes off a third place finish at the Barclay’s. Other notable players expected to compete are Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, and Phil Mickelson. The top 70 players in the FedEx Cup standings will move onto the BMW Championship in Chicago.
By Matt Nadworny