And then there were 99!  The FedEx Cup rolls on to the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.  The defending champion Rickie Fowler is coming off of a blown 54-hole lead at the Barclays to finish T7, three strokes behind the winner Patrick Reed.  I have chosen to finally get off the defending champion bandwagon and leave Rickie Fowler off my playbook, feel free to use him but I'm staying away.

TPC Boston is a Par 71 and measures out 7214 yards.  There are three Par 5's on this course and two of them are reachable with a driver and wedge for these pros. The third one is 600 yards but the big bombers can reach it in two.  This means that golfers have to take advantage and if they aren't coming out six under or better, you're playing from behind.

Players need to get themselves into birdie making opportunities and you do that with good Shots Gained: Tee-to-Green (SGTG) numbers.  You'll notice a trend throughout my playbook.  We want ball strikers that will target pins throughout the weekend.  I'm all over the hot golfers and great course history at TPC Boston.

A warning to players out there, the Deutsche Bank Championship begins on Friday, September 2nd and will run through Labor Day.  After 36 holes, the low 70 players including ties will make the last cut of the 2015-16 season.  There is no 54-hole/MDF cut in the FedEx Cup Playoffs.  The top 70 players in FedEx Cup points at the end of this tournament will have to race over to Crooked Stick in Indiana for the BMW Championship scheduled to start on Thursday, September 8th.

Finally, lets say hello to our spiritual guide, Paige.  She is really saddened by our performance last weekend and hopes only for good things at the Deutsche Bank.  

Good luck this weekend!   


Jason Day6,20012,500T4 at Bethpage Last Week. 3 Top 10s & 6 Top 20s in last 9 Trips to TPC Boston
Dustin Johnson6,10012,1003rd in SGTG. 6/6 Cuts Made at TPC Boston. 2 Top 4s (2009 & 2012)
Rory McIlory6,00011,100Champ in 2012 & T5 in 2014 at TPC Boston (5/5 Cuts Made). 2nd in SGTG
Adam Scott5,75010,4001st TOUR Title at TPC Boston in 2003. T4 Last Week at Bethpage. 1st in SGTG
Patrick Reed5,70010,200Big Winner at Bethpage last week. Two 2nds & 7 other Top 10s. T4 Last Year.
Sergio Garcia5,5009,500A Win & 5 More Top 5s in 2016. T4 in his last trip to TPC Boston in 2013
Phil Mickelson5,5509,3009/9 Cuts Made Here (Win in 2007 & 2 other Top 10s). 16th in SGTG
Emiliano Grillo5,3009,000Rookie playing BIG in the Playoffs (T2 at Bethpage). 6 Top 15s Worldwide since June
Jim Furyk5,4008,800Longer Courses hurt him, but this one fits. 5 Top 15s at TPC Boston (T4 Last Year)
Billy Horschel5,2008,500T5 at Sedgefield, T13 at Bethpage & Finished 2nd in 2014 at TPC Boston. Buy In Now
Matt Kuchar5,3008,4002 Top 10s at TPC Boston in Last 3 Trips. 9 Top 10s This Season.
Sean O'Hair4,7007,8003 Top 10s at TPC Boston (T4 Last Year). T2 Last Week at Bethpage & T22 at Sedgefield
Gary Woodland4,9007,7003 Top 5s since June (T4 Last Week at Bethpage). T12 in 2015 at TPC Boston
Russell Knox4,7507,500T26 & T12 in last 2 trips to Deutsche Bank. 44th in SGTG & 6th in GIR
Charley Hoffman4,9507,300T28 in SGTG. T25 & T13 in last 2 Starts. 2010 Champ & 3rd Last Year
Brandon Steele4,2506,60011 Top 25s (Last 2 in a Row). 4/4 at TPC Boston. 33rd in SGTG.
Webb Simpson4,5506,100Hasn't missed a cut since the U.S. Open. 10th SGTG & 6th in SG: Approach. GPP Upside
Patrick Rodgers4,4506,000Despite missing the cut last week, he's playing much better golf. 56th SGTG & 13th GIR.
Kevin Streelman3,9505,900AFter missing 3 straight cuts, bounced back at the Barclays with T22. 70th in SGTG & 25th in GIR
Jason Kokrak4,1005,700Coming off a T7 at the Barclays and SG:TG 28th on Tour.  Missed just 1 Cut since the U.S. Open


Phil Mickelson9,300
Jim Furyk8,800
Billy Horschel8,500
Matt Kuchar8,400
Sean O'Hair7,800
Brendan Steele6,600


Jason Day12,500
Adam Scott10,400
Phil Mickelson9,300
Webb Simpson6,100
Patrick Rodgers6,000
Jason Kokrak5,700


Dustin Johnson6,100
Phil Mickelson5,550
Matt Kuchar5,300
Sean O'Hair4,700
Brendan Steele4,250
Jason Kokrak4,100


Jason Day6,200
Dustin Johnson6,100
Emiliano Grillo5,300
Brendan Steele4,250
Jason Kokrak4,100
Kevin Streelman3,950