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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Deutsche Bank Championship - Power Ranking and One-and-Done

The Deutsche Bank Championship is primed for a Friday start, and here is a power ranking and one-and-done selection to complete our research. Feel free to jump back to the Preview for additional information on the DBC and TPC Boston.

Off we go!

  1. Jason Day - Anytime you win three of your last four starts, you get the top spot.
  2. Jordan Spieth - Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and I think the same principal could apply this week. The last time he missed a cut, he tied for second in his next start (Colonial CC). Has a T4 on his TPC Boston resume in 2013.
  3. Bubba Watson - Two top-three finishes in his last three starts is a nice trend, and he's made seven of his nine cuts at TPC Boston. Banking on his form being a bigger deal than his course history, which does not include a top 10. 
  4. Rory McIlroy - Already a winner at this venue, he's back for the first time since his 17th at the PGA Championship. It's time for him to heat up.
  5. Henrik Stenson - Looked the part in last week's runner-up finish and is a past winner of this event.
  6. Justin Rose - Has two top fives in his last three starts and two top fives at TPC Boston. Good enough for me, given his class.
  7. Dustin Johnson - On a course that favors longer players, he has made all five of his cuts with a pair of T4s. 
  8. Matt Kuchar - Is 9/11 with five top 25s, which is both not surprising and a reason to give him a hard look.
  9. Jim Furyk - Always a trusted hand for a top-10 finish, he's 10/10 with six top 25s and three top 10s at the DBC.
  10. Brooks Koepka - Earns the final spot inside the top 10 due to his recent form. I'm ignoring his week at The Barclays because that course isn't a good fit for him on paper. This one is.
  11. Robert Streb
  12. Louis Oosthuizen
  13. Bill Haas
  14. Webb Simpson
  15. Paul Casey
  16. Brendan Steele
  17. Brandt Snedeker
  18. Billy Horschel
  19. Russell Henley
  20. Phil Mickelson 
  21. Zach Johnson
  22. Jason Bohn
  23. Tony Finau
  24. Justin Thomas 
  25. Ryan Palmer

With the pickings slim, I'm rolling with the course history angle and taking Russell Henley.

Best of luck to all this week!

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