September 5 2011
NORTON, Mass. — A few key notes now that Webb Simpson has beaten Chez Reavie on the second playoff hole to win the Deutsche Bank Championship:
Simpson's performance on the par 5s Monday was instrumental in his second victory in three weeks. He made two birdies and an eagle on the three par 5s at TPC Boston, playing them to an average of 3.67, which tied his career low when playing three or more in the final round.
Fourteen players in their 20s have won 16 events on the PGA TOUR this year. Simpson, who is 26, and Keegan Bradley, who is 25, each have two wins.
Brandt Snedeker made six birdies in his first nine holes -- which equals his second highest total of par breakers on any nine in any round of his career. Snedeker's best total came when he made eight par breakers and shot 27 on the back nine in the first round of the 2007 Buick Invitational.
Bubba Watson held the third round lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship but struggled in the final round, shooting a 74 that included seven bogeys. That’s the most holes over par by a 54-hole leader in the history of the Deutsche Bank Championship. It also marked the third time on the PGA TOUR this year that the third-round leader played seven or more holes over par in the final round. Brendan Steele did that at the PGA Championship (8 holes over par) as did Graeme McDowell at THE PLAYERS Championship (7).