Deutsche Bank Championship 2012: 4 Golfers to Watch at TPC Boston

Daniel ZhuContributor IAugust 27, 2012

Deutsche Bank Championship 2012: 4 Golfers to Watch at TPC Boston

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    After a thrilling finish to the Barclays last week, the FedEx Cup Playoffs have arrived to the Deutsche Bank Championship.

    The second leg of the Playoffs will be hosted at TPC Boston, and big names like Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will be headlining the field.

    The top 100 players in the points standings will be battling for position and trying to make it to the Tour Championship for the grand finale.

    So, let's take a look at a few golfers who have a good chance at performing well this week.

Nick Watney

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    After a pretty mediocre season for such a talented player, Nick Watney returned to the winner's circle after nearly a year without a victory.

    The 31-year-old Watney earned the Barclays title in style last week, winning by three shots over a strong field of players.

    His confidence should be running high, which is essential to his performance for the rest of these Playoff events.

    Watney will enter the Deutsche Bank Championship as the leader in the point standings for the FedEx Cup. If he can continue his solid play for the next three weeks, then it's safe to say that the FedEx Cup is his for the taking.

Jason Dufner

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    Jason Dufner is perhaps the most consistent golfer on Tour this season.

    With two wins this season, and a whopping eight top-tens, it's no surprise to see him contending in every tournament in which he competes.

    Dufner decided not to play in the Barclays tourney last week, but will be back in action at this week's Deutsche Bank.

    He's currently sixth in the points standings and with his solid game, Dufner will be right around the top by the time the Tour Championship comes around.

    Dufner's flawless form makes him a considerable force to be reckoned with, especially in the Playoffs where the stakes and the pressure will be enormously high.

Luke Donald

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    Luke Donald is another very consistent player on Tour, who plays himself into contention week in and week out.

    He's earned himself one victory so far, and seven top-10 finishes. Donald had a nice showing at the Barclays last week with a T. 10 finish.

    As consistent as he has been throughout the years, Donald has been unable to hoist the FedEx Cup trophy yet.

    He's had plenty of success at the Playoffs the last few years, so perhaps it's Luke's time to make history this year.

    Donald is 14th in the points standings, heading into the Deutsche Bank, and if he can find his form he might walk away with a victory. 

Tiger Woods

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    After a disastrous weekend performance last week at the Barclays, Tiger Woods is looking to rebound this week at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

    He was six-over-par during the weekend, and finished the event at one-over. His T. 38 finish is his worst ever in a FedEx Cup Playoff event. In fact, in all the years he's played, he has never finished outside the top-20 in any of the Playoff events.

    Woods' weekend woes won't bode well for him for the remainder of the Playoffs if he wants to walk away with this third FedEx Cup trophy.

    His putting also needs to be tinkered with, and Woods needs to find the composure and game that made him a three-time winner on Tour this season if he is to have any chance at contending.