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FedEx Cup Standings 2013: Projecting Order After Deutsche Bank Championship

NORTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 01:  Tiger Woods of the USA reacts on the fourth tee during the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on September 1, 2013 in Norton, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistSeptember 2, 2013

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.

 

2013 FedEx Cup Standings (Pre-Deutsche Bank Championship Finish)
RankPlayerTop-10sWinsPoints
1Tiger Woods854,009
2Adam Scott623,847
3Phil Mickelson722,624
4Matt Kuchar722,540
5Justin Rose612,397
6Brandt Snedeker822,218
7Graham Delaet601,806
8Bill Haas911,718
9Jordan Spieth711,683
10Gary Woodland211,633

 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.

 

2013 FedEx Cup Standings Top 10 (Projected Post Tournament)
RankPlayer
1Tiger Woods
2Matt Kuchar
3Adam Scott
4Phil Mickelson
5Justin Rose
6Brandt Snedeker
7Jordan Spieth
8Graham Delaet
9Henrik Stenson
10Billy Horschel

 

Underdogs Who Could Win the FedEx Cup

Justin Rose

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.

 

Graham Delaet

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.

 

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