Tag Archives: 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship

Sep
2
2013
The shot that sealed the win

The shot that sealed the win

It was only matter of time — that’s what Henrik Stenson kept telling us. Over the last few months, starting with the Scottish Open in July, Stenson has been in contention regularly, with the exception of last week at The Barclays, where fatigue and flu-like symptoms caught up to him and he placed T43.

His last five starts, not withstanding his victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship today: T3 at the Scottish Open, 2nd at the Open Championship, T2 at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, 3rd at the PGA Championship. See, he was due.

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Sep
2
2013
Spieth delivers strong closing argument for captain's pick

Spieth makes strong closing argument for captain’s pick

20-year-olds who had no playing status on the PGA Tour at the start of the season aren’t supposed to win a tournament (he was still 19 at the time) — and nearly capture a second title if he hadn’t lost in a playoff — and secure eight top-10 finishes. That just doesn’t happen.

But Jordan Spieth isn’t your average 20-year-old rookie. Knowing Sunday was his final audition for U.S. captain Fred Couples to use one of his two wildcard picks on  Spieth, he shot nine-under 62 — which included playing his last four holes five-under with an eagle on 18 — to surge up the leaderboard and finish tied for fourth at the Deutsche Bank Championshp.

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Aug
31
2013
2-3-1

2-3-1

Sergio Garcia shot a seven-under 64 and quietly climbed up to the top of the leaderboard at the halfway mark. His post-round interview was three pages of boring platitudes, so I’m not even going to subject you to quotes about how he hopes to play well the next couple of days to give himself a shot at winning.

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Aug
31
2013
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

From an awful lie in the patchy rough just short of the 11th green on the right, Phil Mickelson showed off his short game wizardry. He used the backstop behind the flag and landed the ball about 18 feet past the pin and let it roll back down to two feet. He tapped-in to save par.

“I could describe it, but nobody is going to understand that,” said Phil. “It was a really good shot…I’ve not seen anybody else hit that shot, to be able to spin it back from that distance and lob it. It sure looks good.”  

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Aug
30
2013
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup
1-2-3

1-2-3

After the third round of The Barclays last week, Phil Mickelson declared he was finally recovering from his post-Open Championship hangover and his game was coming around. He lived up to his word, posting a final-round six-under 65 to surge up the leaderboard.

Mickelson’s fine play carried over to this week at the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second of four legs in the FedExCup Playoffs, where he flirted with a sub-60 round for the second time this season.

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Aug
29
2013
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup
Back in action

Tiger’s Back

Yes, pun intended. Tiger Woods felt well enough to play all 18 holes in the pro-am on Thursday at the Deustche Bank Championship — which was also the first time he had touched a club since last Sunday — unlike last Wednesday when he chipped and putted for the second nine at The Barclays, which was actually the initial plan this time, too. 

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Aug
28
2013

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Although he contended at The Barclays last week, Tiger Woods was visibly in a considerable amount of pain after tweaking his back due to sleeping in a soft hotel bed. At one point on Sunday, Woods collapsed on all fours because of a back spasm, which was a cause for concern, especially when he took a few moments until he got back up.

When he finished on Sunday, he told CBS that it was “all hypothetical” whether or not he would be healthy enough to play in the second leg of the FedExCup Playoffs, the Deutsche Bank Championship, which benefits his foundation. 

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