Fedex Cup Playoffs are Heating Up
Fedex Cup Playoffs are heating up as the race for the Fedex Cup Championship get closer.
This week: DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Norton, Mass.
Course: TPC Boston (7,216 yards, par 71).
Purse: $8 million. Winner’s share: $1.44 million.
On TV: Golf Channel (Friday-Saturday, 3-6 p.m., 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.; Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m., 10 p.m.-1 a.m.; Monday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 8-11 p.m.) and NBC (Sunday, 3-6 p.m.; Monday, 2-6 p.m.).
Last year: Rory McIlroy won the third of his four 2012 PGA Tour titles, beating Louis Oosthuizen by one stroke. McIlroy won the BMW Championship the following week. Do you think Rory has things together enough to pull off a win this week?
Last week: Masters champion Adam Scott won The Barclays at Liberty National in Jersey City, N.J., topping Tiger Woods, Gary Woodland, Justin Rose and Graham DeLaet by a stroke in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener.
Some interesting points going into this week:
Points leader Woods, bothered by a back ailment at the Barclays, withdrew Monday from Notah Begay’s charity event Wednesday in Verona, N.Y.
Woods is scheduled to play the first two rounds at TPC Boston in a group with No. 2 Scott and No. 3 Phil Mickelson.
The top 100 in the FedEx Cup standings qualified for the event. The field will be cut to 70 for the BMW Championship at Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Ill., and to 30 for the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta.
Hunter Mahan is the only player to play in every event in FedEx Cup playoffs history.
The tournament ends the points race for automatic spots in the Presidents Cup matches in October at Muirfield Village.
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