Deutsche Bank: Young Americans Making Strides and 4 Takeaways

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Deutsche Bank: Young Americans Making Strides and 4 Takeaways
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It's no longer the likes of Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson dominating the PGA Tour anymore from an American standpoint. The young guys have really taken over, and that was no different in this weekend's Deutsche Bank Championship event.

In winning the Championship on the second playoff hole over Chez Reavie, young American Webb Simpson grabbed the top spot in the FedEx Cup Point Standings. The win comes just a few weeks after rookie Keegan Bradley captured the PGA Championship.

Simpson made two lengthy birdie putts in a row on the 18th hole to stay in contention, and that was a theme of his all day long. He came up clutch all day long to nail down his second career title on the PGA Tour.

In a leaderboard full of the biggest names in golf, it was surprising to end up with the relatively unknown Reavie and Simpson battling it out at the end. But that has been a recurring story throughout the last two seasons in golf, as there hasn't been that one player to distance himself from the rest of the pack.

In addition to the young Americans starting to make a name for themselves, there are a few other things to take away from this tournament.

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