Deutsche Bank Championship Preview and Groups to Watch
Hurricane Irene is a thing of the past and the FedEx Cup is down to the top 100 players. Dustin Johnson is now in the lead after winning The Barclays last week but plenty of players are within striking distance if they win The Deutsche Bank Championship being held at TPC Boston.
(Charley Hoffman won this even last year. Photo: Golf.com)
Charley Hoffman is the defending champion of this event and he's on the move after last week. Coming into the FedEx Cup in 49th place, a good showing at The Barclays has him in 33rd. A repeat performance in Boston could have him near the top of the standings once again and withing striking distance come the TOUR Championship.
As the defending champion Hoffman is likely to draw some attention but near the top of the table is where the real excitement is. Dustin Johnson is now in the lead after his win last week but a familiar FedEx Cup face is sitting in second place in Matt Kuchar. Kuchar held the lead going into the third and final round last week but couldn't hold Johnson who shot a 65 to win the event by two.
If the FedEx Cup has taught us anything in the past it's that no lead is safe. Although Johnson and Kuchar have the top spot heading into the weekend, the Nick Watney, Luke Donald, Vijay Singh, Phil Mickelson are all withing striking distance. Singh won the FedEx Cup in 2008 while Mickelson and the worlds top ranked player, Luke Donald, would love to add the trophy to their collection.
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