Last week

  • 1st of four legs in PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup Playoffs
  • Bryson DeChambeau won THE NORTHERN TRUST by four strokes over Tony Finau
  • FedEx Top-five is now: Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Tony Finau, Brooks Koepka
  • Playoff field cut from 125 to 100 — Notable exits: Charl Schwartzel, Harold Varner III, Grayson Murray, Sam Saunders, Nick Taylor, Bud Cauley

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This Week:

  • Dell Technologies Championship
  • Leg Two of the FedEx Cup Playoffs
  • Field of 100 Players will be cut to 70 after this week

Course:

  • TPC Boston — 7342 Yards — Par 71
  • Located between Boston and Rhode Island
  • Course has a distinct “New-England feel” to it
  • PGA Tour’s Labour Day stop since 2003 — Only event with scheduled Monday finish
  • Yields low scores — Average winning score of 17.5 under-par
  • 10 of the 15 winners in this event have come from the top-10 in the world rankings

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Field:

  • Top 100 in the FedEx points race will tee it up (minus Rickie Fowler and Francesco Molinari). Henrik Stenson and Brandt Snedeker were forced to withdraw last week due to injuries. They appear to be in this weeks event,  however no official announcement has been made.
  • Top 5 in the world will tee it up — Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Justin Rose and Jon Rahm
  • Key pairings — Bryson DeChambeau with Dustin Johnson and Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods with Marc Leishman and Chez Reavie, Jordan Spieth with Xander Schauffele and Brandt Snedeker, Bubba Watson with Jason Day and Webb Simpson, Tony Finau with Brooks Koepka and Justin Rose, and Phil Mickelson with Patrick Cantlay and Patrick Reed. Full pairings hereteetimes

Storylines:

  • Bubble Boys — #74 Matt Kuchar, #75 Charley Hoffman, #80 JB Holmes, #88 Kevin Chappell, #100 Jason Dufner
  • Just three advanced from outside the cut line last year: Stewart Cink, Emiliano Grillo and Rafa Cabrera Bello.
  • Three of the past five winners at TPC Boston have gone on to win the FedExCup
  • Final event for European players to earn Ryder Cup points; Eight automatic berths are up for grabs and four players are taken from a compilation of world ranking points.
  • U.S. Ryder Cup captain Jim Furyk will announce his first three wild-card picks the day after Labor Day.
  • Justin Thomas comes in as the defending champion. He held off Jordan Spieth and Marc Leishman to win by three last year

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Next Week:

  • BMW Championship at Aronimink GC in Newtown Square, PA
  • Field of 70 will compete for 30 spots in the Tour Championship

Check out my picks for this week here

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