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FedEx Cup standing: 4
Odds to win Deutsche Bank Championship: 18-1
How he finished at The Barclays: T5. The winner of The Barclays the last time it was contested at Ridgewood Country Club, Matt Kuchar did well for himself in his title defense of sorts. Further, the back injury that prompted his withdrawal at the PGA Championship didn't seem to give him any trouble.
Removing the W/D from Kuchar's recent results, prior to The Barclays, Kuchar finished tied for 12th at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and tied for 54th at the RBC Canadian Open. And as there were no areas of statistical concern in the Georgia Tech alum's play in New Jersey, fans of Kuch have to be feeling good about their man.
Even better for the faithful, Kuchar finished tied for fourth at the Deutsche Bank Championship last year. Thus, Kuchar, who is currently fourth in the FedEx Cup standings, is returning to a venue he played well last year.
It's always hard to pick against Kuchar, and this week is no exception.