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5 to Watch: Deutsche Bank Championship

Justin Thomas

NORTON, MASSACHUSETTS | The FedEx Cup playoffs move into New England for the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston as college football season officially arrives.

Ryder CupIt’s also the unofficial end of summer with the long Labor Day weekend, which means the PGA Tour will play until Monday by design.


The Ryder Cup team is in place on the European side and eight of the 12 American players are set. During the next two weeks, U.S. captain Davis Love III will keep his eyes on a handful of players chasing the four remaining spots. Here’s a hint to those hopeful players: Winning never hurts.

With that in mind, here are five picks for the Deutsche Bank Championship:

Patrick Reed: Ride the hot hand. Reed had been nibbling around the edges of a win for a while and finally got one last week at the Barclays. If the FedEx Cup playoffs have shown us anything, it’s the momentum is a huge factor.

Jordan Spieth: It seems time for him to make a big splash again. It feels as if his game has been stuck in idle for a while. Time for him to make some noise.

Rickie Fowler: He’s Ryder Cup exhibit A at the moment. With a chance to lock down his spot last week, Fowler chopped up the closing holes and he’s still on the outside looking in. One more big week could take care of that.

Justin Thomas: Like Fowler, he wants to be on the Ryder Cup team and he needs to give Love a reason to pick him. This week could be the reason.

Jason Day: Just because he’s Jason Day.

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