As the 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship wraps up Monday, the focus is starting to shift from how well the top contenders are performing to how the FedEx Cup Standings will look heading into next week’s BMW Championship.
Golf’s playoff system is unique, and how each contender finishes on Labor Day will play into his confidence level and momentum for the overall championship.
This is how the FedEx Cup standings shake out before the Deutsche Bank Championship concludes and how it is projected to look heading into next week’s tournament.
Full standings via CBSSports.com.
There will undoubtedly be some changes in the standings after the Deutsche Bank Championship. With the top 30 players making the Tour Championship after next week’s event, players are posturing to make the final cut for the FedEx Cup.
This is how the standings project heading toward the BMW Championship.
Underdogs Who Could Win the FedEx Cup
Justin Rose has developed into one of the most consistent players on the PGA Tour, and that should translate into a great finish in the FedEx Cup standings.
Not only has Rose played well at the Deutsche Bank Championship this week, he also had a great performance at last week’s Barclays (tied for second place) and a monumental win at the U.S. Open. There is little doubt that he is also a threat to win the BMW Championship.
The scoring resets after next week’s tournament, so while Rose may be out of reach for the win right now, his momentum and stellar play leading into the final stretch of the season is a great omen for a possible FedEx title.
There are many golf fans who don’t know much about Canadian star Graham Delaet, but with stellar play at this weekend’s tournament and consistent play over the 2013 season, he is in serious contention to steal the show in the FedEx standings.
Delaet doesn’t have the wins that many others on the leaderboard boast; he hasn’t had a victory on the PGA Tour yet. However, with six top-10 finishes and consistent play, he is ready to prove himself as one of the best players in the world.
With a strong finish to The Barclays last week (tied for second place) and another quality showing at the Deutsche Bank, golf fans can’t underestimate Delaet any longer.