Deutsche Bank Championship Guide

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Deutsche Bank Championship Guide
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After an incredible weekend at The Barclays, the second event of the FedEx Cup playoffs kicks off later this week with some high standards to live up to.

It’s a good thing the Deutsche Bank Championship typically delivers high drama and proven champions.

The event, which gets underway Friday and ends on Labor Day, features the top golfers remaining in the FedEx Cup—or at least we hope it will. The status of Tiger Woods remains up in the air as he deals with back problems that flared up last week at Liberty National.

If Woods is able to play, he’ll be paired alongside Barclays winner Adam Scott and longtime rival Phil Mickelson in a dream grouping that will undoubtedly dominate the headlines over the first two days at TPC Boston.

Those three golfers are atop the FedEx Cup standings and are being chased by standouts such as Matt Kuchar, Justin Rose and Brandt Snedeker, another solid grouping this week.

At the bottom of the standings, 30 more golfers will see their hopes for a $10 million payday come to an end. Only the top 70 will advance to the BMW Championship in two weeks.

A number of big names, including Ernie Els and Ian Poulter, are in significant danger of being sent home after this week.

Indeed, when the Deutsche Bank tees off Friday, it will be with significant intrigue, drama and much on the line from the top to the bottom of this deep and talented field.

Get yourself ready for the second test of the PGA Tour playoffs. We'll break down whom to follow, when to watch, what to expect and where some surprises might be lurking at TPC Boston during this holiday weekend.

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