The thirteenth annual Deutsche Bank Championship concluded late Monday afternoon with Rickie Fowler winning the championship. Fowler battled with Swede Henrik Stenson, who led most of Monday before making a double bogey on the par 3 sixteenth hole. On the 18th hole, Stenson had a chance to tie for the lead, but his birdie attempt fell short. With the miss, Ricky Fowler could two putt to his 3rd career PGA tour victory, and his second of the season. Fowler also won the Players Championship earlier this year. Henrik Stenson had a solid week before blowing his 3 shot lead to Fowler on the back nine. This was his second runner up finish of the year.
For the second straight week, there is a new number one golfer in the world. Jordan Spieth reclaimed the rank despite his second consecutive missed cut. Spieth has played nearly 20 PGA tour events this season. He has also had to deal with the fanfare of being a two time major champion. At his height, Tiger Woods never competed in more than 15 events per year. Woods was always competitive week in and week out. Spieth has struggled the last few weeks because he is tired. Expect to see Spieth return to form in 2016 with a reduced schedule.
After a week off, the FedEx Cup Playoffs shift to Chicago for the BMW championship. Jason Day, after his tie for 12th finish at the Deutsche Bank, remains in the lead in the race for the FedEx Cup. Jordan Spieth remains in second place despite his recent struggles. After his win, Rickie Fowler moves up 19 positions to third place. Henrik Stenson, the 2013 Fed Ex Cup Champion, remains in fourth place after his 2nd place finish. Bubba Watson rounds out the top 5. The top 30 players in the Fed Ex Cup standings move onto the Tour Championship in Atlanta to conclude the season.
By Matt Nadworny