September 2 2012
By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM
NORTON, Mass. — Sunday’s third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second event in the FedExCup Playoffs, is finished. Here’s a look at the key FedExCup moves and notes from TPC Boston.
NO. 1 WATCH: Louis Oosthuizen, who leads the Deutsche Bank Championship by three shots after a third-round 63, is projected to be the new points leader should he go on to win. Nick Watney, the current leader after his win last week at The Barclays, shot a 66 and is tied for 19th. He projects to fall to third behind Oosthuizen and Rory McIlroy.
BIGGEST MOVERS: Here are the biggest movers in the FedExCup standings after three rounds at the Deutsche Bank Championship:
|Player||Scoreboard position||FEC rank last week||FEC rank after Rd. 3||Movement|
BUBBLE WATCH: Brian Davis was the bubble boy at the the start of the week. He missed the cut, though, and is currently projected at No. 86 so he could be officially eliminated on Monday. Currently projected in the 70th spot is Josh Teater, who started the week ranked 64th and is tied for 50th on the scoreboard after shooting his third consecutive even-par 71.
TOP-FIVE WATCH: The newcomer to the top five is Louis Oosthuizen, who has jumped 20 spots to No. 1 in the projections. The other four players projected in the top five after Sunday – Rory McIlroy, Nick Watney, Tiger Woods and Brandt Snedeker – are projected to stay inside the top five.
MOVING IN/FALLING OUT: Only the top 70 in FedExCup points will advance to next week’s BMW Championship at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Ind. Here’s a look at the players outside the top 70 who are projected inside and the players who fell outside after the third round at TPC Boston.
|Moving in||Movement||Falling out||Movement|
|Bryce Molder||93 to 37||Brendon de Jonge||56 to 71|
|Charley Hoffman||86 to 42||John Rollins||58 to 73*|
|D.A. Points||72 to 43||Ken Duke||60 to 75*|
|Jeff Overton||83 to 46||Harris English||63 to 76|
|Matt Every||75 to 53||Scott Stallings||61 to 77|
|Chris Kirk||81 to 61||Jonathan Byrd||69 to 83|
|Troy Matteson||78 to 64||Spencer Levin||66 to 84*|
|Ted Potter Jr.||84 to 66||Charles Howell III||68 to 85*|
|Charl Schwartzel||71 to 68||Brian Davis||70 to 86*|
* – Players who missed the cut and will be unable to add more FedExCup points to their total. They are not officially eliminated but must hope that others fall back in order to have any chance to maintain their spots inside the top 70.
ODDS & ENDS: Jim Furyk, the 2010 FedExCup champion, entered the week ranked 25th in points. After shooting a 6-under 65 on Sunday, he moved to 21st in the projections. “It was nice to see some putts go in today,” Furyk said. “Took some stress of the rest of my game.” ...
Likewise, Vijay Singh, the 2008 FedExCup champion, did himself a huge favor by shooting a 3-under 68 on Sunday. Singh entered this week ranked 59th in points, and shouldn’t have to sweat out staying inside the top 70. ...
Sean O’Hair, who made the cut on the number Saturday with an eagle on his final hole, still needs to make up one more stroke in the final round after shooting a 69. O’Hair is currently projected at 74, which is where he started the week. …
Scott Stallings, who entered 61st in FedExCup points, was hoping to make a move on Sunday to solidify his spot inside the top 70. Instead he a 3-over 74 and is tied for 72nd on the leaderboard. He’s now projected to fall to 77. The other three players still playing who have fallen out of the top 70 – Brendon de Jonge, Harris English and jonathan Byrd – each shot 73. …
Jason Day came in ranked 88th but his chances of advancing may have disappeared with a quintuple bogey at the par-4 12th hole. Day was a bogey-free 1 under on his round going into the hole but found all kinds of trouble around the green. Initially he was credited with a quadruple bogey, but the score changed once he reached the scoring trailer. Day did bounce back with three birdies in his last six holes, but still needs to make up 4 strokes on the final day.
OFFICIALLY ELIMINATED: Here are the players who were officially eliminated after failing to make the cut on Saturday: Ricky Barnes, Rory Sabbatini, K.J. Choi, Greg Owen, Michael Thompson, Cameron Tringale.