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Deutsche Bank Championship: Charley Hoffman Wins as Cog Hill Field of 70 Is Set!

Thomas Moreland@NFLMIKEESenior Writer ISeptember 6, 2010

Charlwy Hoffman Wins With a Flurry at the Deutsche Bank Championship
Charlwy Hoffman Wins With a Flurry at the Deutsche Bank ChampionshipMike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The winner of the Deutsche Bank Championship and one of the favorites to win the Fed Ex Cup is as he withstood many players challenging for the lead on Sunday.

Jason Day was the leader by one to start Monday's action and quickly he was faced with players trying to birdie hole after hole in an effort to overtake him.

Stewart Cink quickly started his day with minus three for nine holes, but he is only at minus 10 and most likely can't make up enough strokes to win.

Many good players are just getting going now, so in about an hour I will have an idea of who the winner might be today. It's 2 p.m. EDT.

John Senden and Tom Gillis got early birdies and are both at minus-11 with 14 holes left to get it done. They are tied for 10th currently.

Ah, Phil Mickelson birdied number one to get to -13 now and this really gets fun, as the leaders are all almost under way now.

Jason Day -17,  Brandt Snedeker -16, Luke Donald -16 as he birdies No. 1, Phil Mickelson -13, along with Charley Hoffman also at -13.

These five players have the best chance of winning right now, unless one of the -12 crowd racks up multiple birdies quick.

The -12 bunch includes Tom Gillis with another birdie and the hottest player out there so far, Charly Wi, Adam Scott, Geoff Ogilvy, and Steve Stricker who bogeyed number one.

There are too many players to pass for a -11 to win today i will say right now.

D J Trahan just made a birdie to get into the -12 crowd and try and make me a liar . Trahan can string birdies anywhere, anytime.

There is all kinds of action early as Charley Hoffman get a birdie also and is at minus-14 now.

The leaders are going to create enough separation today to narrow the field of players with a chance to win down to four or five by the sixth or maybe eighth hole today.

Jason Day will probably need a 68-69 to win.

Mickelson dropped a stroke and is back at -12 now.

The biggest threat to win Player of the Year just birdied and Geoff Ogilvy is at a quiet -13 and trying to win PGA Tour Event number three this season.

Luke Donald is tied for the lead now at 17 with another birdie. Here they come, Jason Day. Day needs to answer, because you can't fold on Sunday in this high stakes play off affair.

Charley Hoffman birdied again and is at -15, and here comes that separation as it becomes a game between Donald, Day, Snedecker, and Hoffman.

Then Wi, Mickelson, Ogilvy, and Scott are at -13 currently, four shots back now.

Now there is the answer from Jason Day as he birdies to reach -18 and re-take the lead.

Things change ever so fast on the final day, as Day now bogeys the next hole while Hoffman birdies again.

Jason Day -17. Luke Donald -17. Charley Hoffman -16, Brandt Snedeker -15 at 2:43 p.m.

Charley Hoffman is the hottest player on the course right now with three birdies in four holes.

If that trend continues welcome to the Fed Ex Cup race, Charley Hoffman.

There is that quiet Geoff Ogilvy again at -14, while Hoffman makes birdie again! That's four out of five now. Tied for the lead at -17.

Now it's Hoffman, Donald, and Day at -17. Snedeker waning at -15.

At this point I would say that Hoffman is showing the most desire to win today.

Phil Mickelson is at -13, and will be stuck around there all day because if he wins he will become No. 1 in the world.

He won't win again. However, a top five may vault him to No. 1 as well, so some pressure is off Phil as he goes about his business on Labor Day Monday at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

The Englishman. Luke Donald is making his play, at two strokes better than the American, Jason Day, right now on the course. Is this a statement of things to come in the Ryder Cup next month?

It's Donald and Day now as Hoffman fell back to -16. Donald grabs another birdie and is now back to -18 and one shot clear of Jason Day again.

Players that are minus three so far today include Luke Donald, Charley Hoffman, Tom Gillis and J.B. Holmes all at -10 or below in the scoring. Bill Hass finished at minus three today and minus eight overall for the tournament.

Charley Hoffman is trying to hang in there as he is now tied with Day at -17.

You know this crowd is already sensing a Ryder Cup atmosphere finish here as the tension mounts for the back nine on a nice Labor Day Monday outside Boston.

It's America vs. England in Boston on a National Holiday. Priceless.

Jason Day bogeyed again as the nerves take their ugly toll on Day Four, jangling like loose change in your pocket, walking to the next tee. Jason Day is two shots back at -16.

Hoffman is also two back now at -16 as well.

No one else is making any big moves and as I stated earlier it's Donald, Day, or Hoffman's tournament to win with the edge now to Luke Donald simply because he has a two-stroke lead.

Tiger Woods is at a respectable minus-nine now, and will be back next week at Cog Hill for a final run a win this season.

Jason Day answers with another birdie and he is only one back again.

Donald -18, Day -17. Hoffman -16, Brandt Snedeker -16, Adam Scott -14, Geoff Ogilvy -14. 3:44 Monday.

Phil Mickelson is still at -13, and in seventh place, safe from the Number One Ranking in the World for one more week.

No player has managed four under today yet, so who ever shoots that 66 should end up the winner.

Luke Donald still has the edge as we enter the final nine holes for some players this season on the PGA Tour.

Many bubbles are bursting today, and on to the silly season after the Ryder Cup concludes as the players relax, have some fun, tuning up for 2011.

It's Luke Donald's tournament to win or lose now so let's eat some ribs and pasta and see what happens. I'll be right back.

Charley Hoffman is in total control as this tournament gets later in the day now. He ends up shooting minus eight on Monday to run away with this one, and is now in contention for big prizes this season.

Hoffman wins with a -21 score, while Jason Day managed second with -17. Luke Donald faded badly from the barrage of birdies from Hoffman.

Tom Gillis and Geoff Ogilvy are tied for fourth and probably will stay there as this event winds down.

America wins this preliminary bout with Europe as a warm up. Hooray!

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