Golf Rankings for Deutsche Bank Championship
Brandt Snedeker [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #4
Not only is Snedeker coming off a solo second in The Barclays, he's finished T3 and T5 the last two years at TPC Boston. Snedeker just took over the top spot in strokes gained; putting this season. This track sees a lot of low scoring and Snedeker's outstanding putting abilities will give him a chance to record land No. 2 this season.
Luke Donald [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #3
With two top-10s in his last three starts, Donald is among the top picks at TPC Boston. After earning a share of second at the site in 2010, Donald scored another podium finish last year. He ranks second in strokes gained – putting, 10th in scoring average and 17th in All-Around Ranking on Tour this season.
Jason Dufner [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #18
Dufner took last week off but has finished seventh or better in six of his last nine starts, highlighted by a pair of wins and four top-fives. The Duf Man finished T2 at TPC Boston in 2009, T18 in 2010 and T31 last year. Dufner ranks third in birdie average, fourth in scoring average, sixth in total driving and third in All-Around Ranking.
Tim Clark [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #53
With four straight top-15s, Clark is suddenly one the most consistent players on Tour. At TP Boston he’s scored two top-fives in six career starts, but none since 2008. Still, the current level of play makes Clark impossible to ignore right now.
Tiger Woods [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #2
Prior to back issues in The Barclays, Woods was on pace for a fourth straight finish of 11th or better this season. At TPC Boston he’s collected six finishes of 11th or better -- including a win from 2006 -- in seven starts since the Deutsche Bank Championship began in 2003. Tiger still ranks first in scoring average, fifth in total driving and 11th in All-Around Ranking.
Rory McIlroy [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #1
Inconsistent play left McIlroy to finish T24 in The Barclays last week. In two previous starts he had finished T5 at Firestone and won the PGA Championship. McIlroy has only played TPC Boston once, a T37 back in 2010, but shot an impressive round of 64 in the first round.
Adam Scott [Yahoo Class C] - World Ranking: #7
Scott is coming off a disappointing 62nd at The Barclays, but should bounce right back at TPC Boston. After winning the inaugural event in 2003, Scott finished with a share of second the following season, T5 in 2010 and T8 last year. Scott ranks ninth in scoring average.
Prior to last year’s T42, Stricker had four straight finishes inside the top 15 at TPC Boston with three top-10s and a win from 2009. Stricker struggled last week, but finished T7 in the PGA Championship after a share of second at Firestone. He ranks 13th in scoring average, 15th in birdie average and 19th in All-Around Ranking.
Graeme McDowell [Yahoo Class A] - World Ranking: #15
McDowell’s hot streak just came to an end with a missed cut in The Barclays. He’s only made one appearance at TPC Boston, last year’s T37. The recent hiccup aside, McDowell has been a very reliable option lately.
Matt Kuchar [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #9
After three top-10s in four starts, Kuchar missed the cut in the PGA Championship and finished T38 last week in The Barclays. He doesn’t own a top-10 at TPC Boston, but has finished T15, T11 and T25 the last three years. Kuchar ranks third in scoring average and eighth in All-Around Ranking.
Bo Van Pelt [Yahoo Class B] - World Ranking: #25
A year ago, Van Pelt finished a career-best seventh at TPC Boston. Over his last 11 starts of this season BVP has only finished outside of the top 25 twice. He ranks eighth in birdie average, ninth in strokes gained – putting and is second in both total driving and All-Around Ranking.
Johnson is coming off a T3 in The Barclays, his best finish and first top-five since winning at TPC Southwind back in June. DJ ranks seventh in driving distance and 13th in scoring average. Johnson finished T4 at TPC Boston in 2009, but placed outside the top 40 the last two years.