As the PGA Tour heads into its second tournament in the FedEx Cup, they players are shipping up to Boston for a week at the low-scoring TPC Boston. This is the low-scoring leg of the playoffs and whoever wins will need to pile up birdies and go very low.
Last week in our Fantasy CPR group, G_Turcotte stormed back into action and posted a win thanks to Adam Scott, Justin Rose, and Tiger Woods all earning bonuses for him. Above Par leads the summer segment but is still second to Foot-Wedge in the overall season standings. My entry suffered last week from my trip to Maine since somehow I didn’t get my final roster saved and stumbled a bit on my way to a 110. This week, I’m back online for the whole weekend and I’ll make sure to hit save at the end of my changes.
Remember this week’s tournament is a scheduled Monday finish as the tournament runs Friday through Monday finishing up on Labor Day. Here’s who I think will be in the hunt coming down the stretch:
Tiger Woods- Woods finished co-runner up last week at The Barclays and makes a great start if you have any left this week at TPC Boston. He won the Deutsche Bank Championship in 2006 and also has three other top three finishes.
Phil Mickelson- Mickelson closed with quite the finishing kick at Liberty last week resulting in a t6 after a solid 65. He has three top ten’s at TPC Boston including his 2007 win and a t4 last year. Mickelson is another roster must if you have enough lefty starts remaining.
Jim Furyk- Furyk is on a roll with four straight top ten’s after last week’s t6. He has made the cut each of his eight trips to the Deutsche and has finished in the top 15 five times including four of the last five years.
Keegan Bradley- Bradley is a New Enlgander who will draw sizable cheering sections this Labor Day weekend. He finished t13 last year after missing the cut in his debut the week before. Bradley finished t33 last week but had a very nice second round and just needs to play more consistently to contend.
Steve Stricker- Stricker has been in the top 12 in his last four starts although he hasn’t played in two weeks due to a hamstring tear. He won this event in 2009 and has six top 15 finishes making him a great horse for the course pick this week if he can overcome his injury
Webb Simpson- Simpson won at TPC Boston two years ago and was back in the top 20 last year. He faded a little to a t15 last week, but should fare better at a course he excels on.
Jordan Spieth- Spieth continues to cruise right along showing no signs of acting his age (20). He finished t19 last week and has excelled on race-tracks like TPC Boston. Spieth has already had a huge season and is looking to continue his run in the playoffs
Adam Scott- Scott won last week with a strong finish and won here back in 2003. Since then, he’s added four top-ten finishes including t7, t8, and t5 the last three years. Scott is a must-have if you have remaining starts for the Aussie.