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Deutsche Bank Championship 2015: Tee Times, Dates, TV Schedule and Prize Money

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIISeptember 3, 2015

Jason Day, of Australia, reacts after hitting a birdie putt on the 14th green during the final round of play at The Barclays golf tournament Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in Edison, N.J. Day finished 19 under with a 261 total. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Adam Hunger/Associated Press

The 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship has a fair amount of intrigue attached to it beyond the heightened stakes that come with the territory in the second of four FedEx Cup playoff events.

Returning to action after sitting out The Barclays is world No. 1 Rory McIlroy, who was temporarily second in the rankings until prior FedEx Cup leader Jordan Spieth missed the cut last week. Spieth has a chance to reclaim status as the top-ranked player off an underwhelming performance.

But Barclays champion and new FedEx Cup leader Jason Day can surpass both of them, according to Alan Robison:

Alan Robison @GolfARob

Jason Day will become #1 in OWGR w/ a win today, win at http://t.co/i5BaOJZhUo & Jordan not finish in a 2-way T2 or Rory finish Solo 2

Day has won three of his past four starts, including the PGA Championship over runner-up Spieth.

McIlroy, Spieth and Day have the makings of a superstar triumvirate that will carry the game of golf forward into an exciting new era. Other supremely gifted golfers will be vying to steal the spotlight from the marquee trio, though.

Take a look at the basic information regarding the action that starts Friday and ends on Labor Day as the PGA Tour's postseason rolls on.

When: Friday, Sept. 4, through Monday, Sept. 7

Where: TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts

Purse: $8.25 million (winning share: $1.485 million) 

FedEx Cup Points: 2,000 to winner

2015 Deutsche Bank Championship TV Schedule
Date Time (ET) TV
Friday, Sept. 42:30-6:30 p.m.Golf Channel
Saturday, Sept. 52:30-6:30 p.m.Golf Channel
Sunday, Sept. 61-3 p.m.; 3-6 p.m.Golf Channel; NBC
Monday, Sept. 711:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 1:30-6 p.m.Golf Channel; NBC
Source: PGATour.com
Notable Round 1 Tee Times: 2015 Deutsche Bank Championship
Time (ET)Group
9:06 a.m.Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama, Kevin Kisner
9:18 a.m.Justin Rose, Jimmy Walker, Robert Streb
9:30 a.m.Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Bubba Watson
1:04 p.m.Webb Simpson, Louis Oosthuizen, Chris Kirk
1:16 p.m.Brooks Koepka, Brandt Snedeker, Charley Hoffman
1:28 p.m.Danny Lee, Jim Furyk, Patrick Reed
1:40 p.m.Henrik Stenson, Zach Johnson, Dustin Johnson
Source: PGATour.com

*Complete tee times can be found at PGATour.com.

Stars to Watch

SHEBOYGAN, WI - AUGUST 16:  Jordan Spieth of the United States (L) and Jason Day of Australia walk up the 16th fairway during the final round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits on August 16, 2015 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jamie Sq
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Day closed with rounds of 62 and 63 last week to blow away the field by six strokes. One could say he's on a bit of a roll.

Difficult as it is to remain consistent in golf, it's hard to fathom Day suffering much of a setback at TPC Boston. He has three top-seven finishes at the venue since 2010 and has never played better than he is at the moment.

Playing alongside Spieth again will provide a stiff, direct challenge to Day's recent dominance. A competition beside world No. 1 that Day alluded to provides an additional juicy subplot, per ESPN's Jason Sobel:

Jason Sobel @JasonSobelTAN

Just asked Jason Day for his POY vote. "Right now it's Jordan Spieth... but another win or two and maybe my name will be in the mix."

Bubba Watson will also be grouped with the two, and he shouldn't be dismissed. Watson has four top-three finishes in his past six stateside starts overall, including a win at the Travelers Championship and a third-place effort at The Barclays.

Among the others fighting for acclaim, headlined primarily by McIlroy and Watson, are Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, Zach Johnson and Brooks Koepka.

Having claimed The Open Championship for his second career major and all but locked up a spot in the Hall of Fame, Zach Johnson had a bit of a hangover after his triumph at St. Andrews. He was back in form at The Barclays in tying for fourth.

Although Koepka failed to qualify for the weekend in his last start, he'd registered seven straight top-25 finishes before then. Koepka has been pushing for a Presidents Cup bid and played a practice round with Davis Love III, who spoke about the experience, per GolfChannel.com's Randall Mell:

You hear how far he hits it, and how good a player he is...And I've watched him on TV. He was actually at Florida State when my son was there on a recruiting trip. So I've known about him a long time. I just didn’t want to go to Korea without getting to spend a little time with him.

Koepka has the type of pure ability to hang with the best in the world and is already showing that. Sitting at 16th in the world and 12th in the FedEx Cup chase, Koepka is bound to break out in a big way soon.

Dustin Johnson is a transcendent talent in his own right who's more proven than Koepka, yet he doesn't have a major title to back himself up. Winning the FedEx Cup is still a realistic possibility, and Johnson had rounds of 67 and 65 on the weekend to tie for seventh last week.

Some may be sleeping on Rose entering the Deutsche Bank Championship since he tied for 16th at The Barclays. What may not be realized is how well Rose bounced back from an opening-round 77 to shoot 63-65 to salvage a solid result.

There's reason to believe an exciting champion will emerge come Labor Day. The best-case scenario would be a three-way battle between McIlroy, Spieth and Day down the stretch, but the FedEx Cup is the type of format that can completely change any given golfer's fortunes in a drastic way with four stellar rounds.

Note: Stats courtesy of PGATour.com unless otherwise indicated.

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