Aug
29
2010
Your Barclays Final Round / Monty’s Captains Picks Open Thread
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

There are so many intoxicating storylines this weekend and the only one that remotely involves the FedEx Cup is whether Tiger Woods would secure enough points to advance for the second round at next week’s Deutsche Bank Championship. Good news! — he needed to finish somewhere between 50th and 57th at The Barclays, and he delivered by posting a 67 in the final round. With the leaders still on the course, Tiger is currently in the clubhouse for a share of eighth place.

Martin Laird is trying to capture his second career PGA Tour victory. He’s leading at 12-under through 6 holes — after a hot start with back-to-back birdies, he doubled the par-5 third and bogeyed the par-4 fourth. Kevin Streelman, Matt Kuchar and Jason Day are two strokes behind at 10-under with lots of golf left to play.

Meanwhile, Dustin Johnson is trying to bounce back from two major championship disappointments. Not that I wish such misfortune on anyone, but I’m almost glad it happened to someone as…umm…resilient as DJ. He’s even-par through six holes and nine-under for the tournament. Get moving, DJ!

And as you know, Monty made his captain’s picks. Luke Donald just finished with a solid 40 on the back nine to post a decent 68. I’m going to go listen to him talk. Drop your comments below.