Everyone chasing Henrik Stenson in the FedEx Cup standings has to be glad the PGA granted them a week off. That is just more time for Stenson to lose his insanely hot swing.
Stenson surged to the top of the FedEx Cup leaderboard after his win at the Deutsche Bank Championship. However, he is just 14 points ahead of Tiger Woods, and there are still two more tournaments to be played.
In other words, he may not want to start spending that massive FedEx Cup paycheck yet.
Have a look at the standings, and then I'll offer up a closer look at the top three players in the standings.
Feel free to view the full standings at PGATour.com.
The win at the Deutsche Bank Championship was Stenson's first win on the PGA Tour since he won the Players Championship in 2009.
Don't let that lead you to believe Stenson hasn't been playing well this year. The 37-year-old has been one of the year's more consistent golfers, and over the past couple of months, he's been the best player on the planet.
Stenson has missed just two cuts in his 15 PGA starts this year. Over his last five starts, he has four top-three finishes. Along with his win, he earned a second at the British Open, a second at the WGC Bridgestone and a third at the PGA Championship.
Obviously, Stenson is playing amazingly, but he also has been handling the pressure of big-time tournaments. That is nice experience to draw from while chasing the $10 million prize that comes with the FedEx Cup.
Stenson is in prime position to capture that lucrative prize.
With a year that includes a PGA-leading five wins but no major titles, Tiger Woods has to be pleased and infuriated at the same time.
Winning the FedEx Cup wouldn't help erase his frustration over the lack of a major, but even for someone as accomplished as Tiger Woods—$8,000 per hole this year—$10 million can make things a little easier to swallow.
At any rate, Woods lost the FedEx Cup lead he spent all season building when he played poorly over the weekend at the Deutsche Bank Championship and wound up in 65th place.
But despite this poor showing, Woods is still only 14 points back. With the way he's been playing this season, chances are Woods will win one of the last two tournaments. If that happens, he is going to be nearly impossible to beat.
After winning The Barclays in the first stage of the FedEx Cup playoffs, Adam Scott was unable to keep his hot hand rolling.
He finished 53rd last week after an opening-round 73 and a final-round 72 undid him. He still sits in third place in the standings and is more than capable of taking the title.
Scott's ball-striking was just fine last week. As PGATour.com tells us, he actually hit a higher percentage of greens in regulation last week than he did in his win at The Barclays.
What failed him was his anchored putter, and that's no surprise. Scott is streaky with his flat iron. However, he's developed to a point where his struggles don't last long, and he will bounce back.
This will leave him right in the thick of the race for the FedEx Cup title.
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