Tag Archives: Deutsche Bank Championship

Sep
1
2014
By Bernie D'Amato under FedExCup

 

Rory McIlroy did not get the job done at TPC Boston, but he held on to the second spot in the FedExCup standings with a T5 finish. McIlroy said mental fatigue played a part in his final round 70, and he is looking to take tomorrow off in preparation for the third leg of the FedExCup playoffs.

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Sep
1
2014

 

Geoff Ogilvy narrowly slipped into the field at the Deutsche Bank Championship, but he took advantage of the opportunity with a T2 finish alongside Russell Henley and Bill Horschel, the latter of which also kept his playoff hopes alive by moving inside the cutoff for the BMW Championship.

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Sep
6
2011

Webb: God wanted me to make that putt!

Apologies for the lack of posts, but it was my travel day. Phew — it doesn’t look like I missed too much with regards to the 24-hour news cycle!

I should be way more cranky right now after driving the last 4.5 out of 5 hours in torrential downpour, but I’m actually just relieved I made it back safely. Tackling I-95 in heavy rains ain’t fun and it sucks the US Open was rained out today.

Since we have a “bye” week, I’d love to check out the tennis. Now if only some tickets would miraculously show up…#shamelessbegging

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Sep
5
2011
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Els survives to play another week

Ernie Els has won three major championships, captured 64 professional victories, including 18 on the PGA Tour, and has been inducted in the World Golf Hall of Fame, but over the last three weeks he’s been fighting to stay alive in the playoffs. Els, who has obviously struggled this season, faced elimination at the last three events, but he’s managed to survive under pressure — which he describes as more intense than being in contention.

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Sep
5
2011
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Webb thanks his Lord and Savior

The two hottest things in golf at the moment: Webb Simpson and the belly putter. Simpson has won two of the last three events, while long putters (including Adam Scott’s broomstick) have triumphed in four of the last five. (Be honest — how many of you at home have thought about trying one out?)

Simpson has consistently played well this season with nine top-tens, including two wins and two runner-up finishes. He joins Mark Wilson, Bubba Watson, Steve Stricker, Nick Watney and Keegan Bradley as guys with multiple victories in 2011.

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Sep
4
2011
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Most of you have better things to do than spend hours on end trying to figure out the FedExCup points system (at least I hope so — though I’ve devoted more time than I’d like to admit).

After Geoff Ogilvy, one of the most insightful and eloquent players in the game, shot a five-under 66 Sunday, he noted that he’s found the jumbo leaderboards around the course to be educational because they show the fluctuation and worth of a shot or putt in regard to FedExCup points (which they do all year long, but it’s only relevant starting at maybe the Wyndham).

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Sep
4
2011
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Bubba from Bagdad eyes his third victory this season

Like the others in the final five or so groups, Bubba Watson struggled on the back nine when the wind started gusting. Watson looked like he was beginning to pull away, but after hitting a few errant drives, he started coming back to the field, posting bogeys on Nos. 11, 12 and 15. He birdied the 17th to take a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at 11-under.

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Sep
4
2011

Rickie, Rickie!

When the door of the scoring trailer swung open and Rickie Fowler appeared — almost on cue — the crowd of adoring fans screamed, “Rickie, Rickie!” As always, Fowler walked down the row and signed for each and every one of them.

Fowler signed for a one-under 70, putting him at eight-under for the tournament and tied for 12th on the bunched-up leaderboard. At one point he got to 11-under, but coming in, he made bogeys on Nos. 12, 13 and 17 to drop a few shots, but he’s still very much in contention, trailing leader Bubba Watson by three.

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Sep
4
2011

Phil's 63: Not a belly revolution

Phil Mickelson fired an eight-under 63 Sunday morning to surge up the leaderboard at the Deutsche Bank Championship. There’s been quite a bit of chatter regarding his decision to play with the belly putter this week, but his great round today wasn’t necessarily due to his prowess on the greens.

The longest putt he made was an eight-footer on No. 11 for birdie, but he also didn’t miss any short putts or any within eight feet — the distance he was struggling from — which perhaps can be credited to the belly putter.

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