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After shooting a 4-under 67 to claim the Deutsche Bank Championship at the TPC Boston on Labor Day Monday, Rory McIlroy made a strong charge to the top spot in the FedEx Cup standings, leading Nick Watney and Tiger Woods midway through golf's playoff.
McIlroy sat in fourth place in the FedEx Cup standings after The Barclays, but his victory on Monday has pushed him past Watney, Woods and Brandt Snedeker. McIlroy will enter next weekend's BMW Championship with a 1,331 point lead over second-place Woods. A victory at the BMW will be worth 2,500 points in the standings.
Here are the current top 15 of the FedEx Cup standings:
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Tiger is still on top, and it's not even close.
By winning the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship, Rory McIlroy took home the first place share of $1,44 million. With his third place finish, Tiger Woods won $544,000, enough to make him the firs player in PGA Tour history to amass more than $100 million in career earnings, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
With a total purse of $8 million, a number of other players took home a nice payday. Louis Oosthuizen, who finished second to McIlroy, won $864,000. Phil Mickelson finished in a tie for fourth place, earning him a purse of $352,000.
Below are the shares for each of the top 10 finishers:
1. Rory McIlroy - $1.44 million
2. Louis Oosthuizen - $864,000
3. Tiger Woods - $544,000
T-4. Phil Mickelson - $352,000
T-4. Dustin Johnson - $352,000
6. Brandt Snedeker - $288,000
T-7. Adam Scott - $258,000
T-7. Jeff Overton -- $258,000
9. Bryce Molder -- $232,000
t-10. Kevin Stadler -- $208,000
t-10. Ryan Moore -- $208,000
Rory McIlroy shot a 4-under 67 on Monday to win the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston in Norton, MA.. McIlroy finished at 20-under for the tournament, just enough to hold off Louis Oosthuizen, who finished second at 19-under. Tiger Woods finished third.
McIlroy nearly cost himself the lead when he bogeyed the 17th hole but Oosthuizen also bogeyed the 17th and McIlroy was able to par the final hole to win. The win caps off four strong days of play from McIlroy. He shot a 65 in each of the first two rounds and followed that up with a 67 in both the third and fourth rounds.
Woods shot a 5-under 66 on Monday to finish at 18-under. Woods played a bogey-free round on Monday, finishing with five birdies and 13 pars. Phil Mickelson also shot a 5-under 66 Monday and finished in a tie for fourth place at 14-under.
New England's golf tournament wraps up on Labor Day as Louis Oosthuizen will be paired with the World Number One Rory McIlroy in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship trying to hold on to a three-stroke lead after a hot third round.
Oosthuizen's didn't improve on his eight birdies in ten holes, finishing his third round at 8-under, but it was more than enough to give him the lead entering Monday. McIlroy is definitely within striking range, but another round like Sunday's would give Oosthuizen a win in the second tournament of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Tiger Woods isn't out of the hunt either, six strokes back of the lead at 13-under in a tie for third, but with so many strokes to make up, Woods will likely be pleased with a high finish.
Keegan Bradley's big day Sunday pushed him to a tie for 19th, but the Vermont native has a long way to go in what is essentially his home tournament, as he's 13 off the lead.
The day starts at 11:30 a.m. on the Golf Channel and switches over to NBC at 1:30 p.m. The tournament will also be streamed here on the PGA Tour's official website.
Louis Oosthuizen leads the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston after a 8-under par round on Sunday. Oosthuizen is sitting at 19-under for the tournament. Rory McIlroy is three shots back at 16-under par after a 4-under round on Sunday.
Vermont native Keegan Bradley is tied for 19th in the tournament after an 8-under 63 round on Sunday. Bradley is 6-under for the tournament. Bradley tied Oosthuizen for the best round on Sunday. Both golfers had just one bogey on the day.
Tied 3rd, Tiger Woods, 13-under, 3-under on Sunday
Tied 7th, Charley Hoffman, 10 under, 2-under on Sunday
Tied 9th, Phil Mickelson, 9-under, 3-under on Sunday
Tied 14th, Webb Simpson, 8-under, 5-under on Sunday
Tied 32nd, Vijay Singh, 3-under, 3-under on Sunday
Keegan Bradley, a native of Woodstock, VT, made a huge move up the leader board Sunday shooting a remarkable 8-under par, 63, in the third-round of the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, MA. The score helped Bradley post a three-day total of 6-under par (207) and vaulted him 52 spots up the leader board and sit in a tie for 15th place.
Bradley's incredible seven-birdie, one-eagle, one-bogey performance puts him in decent position to make a run at the leaders in Monday's final round. Currently, Bradley sits six shots behind second-round leader Rory McIlroy, who's set to tee off at 1:45 p.m. Right behind McIlory are golf stars Louis Oosthuizen (-11), Tiger Woods (-10) and Jason Dufner (-9).
Besides Bradley, no other golfer are making a big push up the leader board but the meat of the field has yet to tee off. Bradley's round is an indication that Sunday's scoring could be low and a lot of golfers will have a shot at making a run at the leaders.
During the early portion of the third day of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston, Woodstock, Vt. native Keegan Bradley is storming up the leaderboard as he is five under through 12 holes on the day. Bradley's stroke total is now at 144, good for five under and a tie for 17th place overall, a stunning 50 spots higher on the leaderboard from where he began the day.
Also rising on the day are Vijay Singh and Carl Petterson, who have both improved to three under overall.
The most notable fall on the day thus far is Australian Geoff Ogilvy, who has fallen 28 spots into a tie for 66th overall. Ogilvy's fall is due largely to a double bogey on the par-5 second hole of the course.
Leaders Rory McIlroy, Louis Oosthuizen, Ryan Moore and Tiger Woods are yet to tee off.
The third day of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston in Norton, MA, is underway, with PGA Champion Rory McIlroy leading the field at -12. Behind him is Louis Oosthuizen, who is one stroke off of the lead, and Ryan Moore and Tiger Woods, who are in a tie for third at two strokes off of the lead.
Woodstock, Vermont native Keegan Bradley fell one spot yesterday after shooting a two-over 73. He is currently tied for 68th on the event thus far.
Some notable tee times and pairings for Sunday are as follows. All times are Eastern:
Television coverage of the Deutsche Bank Championship begins at 1 p.m. ET today on The Golf Channel. The action will run there until 3 p.m. ET, when NBC picks up the events, broadcasting them until 6 p.m. ET. PGATour.com will have live streaming coverage of the 11th and 16th holes from 1 to 6 p.m. ET.
After two rounds of the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass., Rory McIlroy leads the pack with an overall 12-under.
The Northern Ireland pprduct has shot back-to-back rounds of 65 on Friday and Saturday, showing the remarkable consistency that has made him a top player. Louis Oosthuizen is sitting just a shot off McIlroy's pace in second place. The South African has looked solid all year including his runner-up finish in the 2012 Masters.
Tiger Woods is perhaps the biggest concern of McIlroy. Woods is tied for third with fellow American Ryan Moore at 10-under after charging down the back nine in the second round. The 14-time major champion finished the day with two birdies on the 14th and 17th holes to close the gap heading into Sunday.
Phil Mickelson is still on the competitive fringe with a 6-under and Vermont native Keegan Bradley just barely survived the cut at 2-over and is tied for 67th.
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As the second round of the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship winds down, Rory McIlroy is leading the field with a 12-under overall.
McIlroy has been terrific thus far, showing tremendous consistency to take a one-shot lead over South African Louis Oosthuizen. McIlroy is in the clubhouse while Oosthuizen is on the 14th hole.
Tiger Woods is still in the mix and playing with some confidence. The 14-time major champion is at 8-under and about to tee off on the 14th. Woods is looking to finish out the year strong after failing to win any of the four majors on the year.
Woodstock, Vt., native Keegan Bradley is right on the projected cut line at 2-over. The St. John's alumni put himself in a tough spot, shooting a 73 on Saturday.
The most notable cut is Masters champion Bubba Watson, who struggled mightily and finished the first round at 6-over par.
The second round of the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship is underway in Norton, and Rory McIlroy is lighting it up early at TPC Boston. McIlroy is 6-under through his first 15 holes as he looks to make a push for the $10 million FedEx Cup purse at the end of the playoffs. McIlroy went off the backside and shot a blistering outward 30 which included an eagle on No. 18.
The Northern Irishman had an impressive month of August, starting a two-month stretch stateside with his second major in as many years. He's now looking to start off a busy September with another win. He's currently in the lead at 12-under, two shots clear of American Ryan Moore who posted a second round 68.
Playing with McIlroy is FedEx Cup contender and fellow Ryder Cup competitor Jason Dufner. The Auburn grad has had a breakout season on Tour and he's 4-under through 15 holes, but still trailing McIlroy by four shots. Phil Mickelson is also on the first page of the leaderboard, currently T9 and 3-under for the day. For a live leaderboard, visit Golf.com.
The second round of the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship gets underway on Saturday at TPC Boston.
South Korea's Seung-Yul Noh leads the field after shooting a 9-under 62 on Friday. Noh is one stroke ahead of American Chris Kirk, and two strikes ahead of Americans Tiger Woods and Jeff Overton.
Courtesy of the PGA Tour's official website, here's a list of the tee times and pairings for the second round.
TPC Boston Tee #10 Time Players 12:10 pm Estes, Bob English, Harris Teater, Josh 12:22 pm Singh, Vijay Duke, Ken Stallings, Scott 12:34 pm DeLaet, Graham Walker, Jimmy McGirt, William 12:46 pm Senden, John McDowell, Graeme Scott, Adam 12:58 pm Cauley, Bud Westwood, Lee Wagner, Johnson 1:10 pm Simpson, Webb Oosthuizen, Louis Van Pelt, Bo 1:22 pm Overton, Jeff Potter, Jr., Ted Baddeley, Aaron 1:34 pm Hoffman, Charley Adams, Blake Day, Jason
TPC Boston Tee #1 Time Players 12:10 pm Schwartzel, Charl Points, D.A. Henry, J.J. 12:22 pm Poulter, Ian Na, Kevin Crane, Ben 12:34 pm Wi, Charlie Harrington, Padraig Ogilvy, Geoff 12:46 pm Donald, Luke Rose, Justin Stricker, Steve 12:58 pm Watson, Bubba Johnson, Dustin Pettersson, Carl 1:10 pm Watney, Nick Snedeker, Brandt Woods, Tiger 1:22 pm O'Hair, Sean Every, Matt Owen, Greg 1:34 pm Pride, Dicky Blixt, Jonas Merrick, John
TPC Boston Tee #10 Time Players 7:40 am Howell III, Charles Byrd, Jonathan Davis, Brian 7:52 am Moore, Ryan Noh, Seung-Yul Holmes, J.B. 8:04 am Harman, Brian Palmer, Ryan Stadler, Kevin 8:16 am Mickelson, Phil Els, Ernie Fowler, Rickie 8:28 am Kuchar, Matt Mahan, Hunter Bradley, Keegan 8:40 am McIlroy, Rory Johnson, Zach Dufner, Jason 8:52 am Barnes, Ricky Matteson, Troy Tringale, Cameron 9:04 am Molder, Bryce Sabbatini, Rory Choi, K.J. 9:16 am Summerhays, Daniel Flores, Martin
TPC Boston Tee #1 Time Players 7:40 am Perez, Pat Levin, Spencer Hearn, David 7:52 am de Jonge, Brendon Gillis, Tom Rollins, John 8:04 am Chalmers, Greg Wilson, Mark Laird, Martin 8:16 am Clark, Tim Leishman, Marc Curtis, Ben 8:28 am Haas, Bill Stanley, Kyle Garrigus, Robert 8:40 am Piercy, Scott Huh, John Furyk, Jim 8:52 am Castro, Roberto Kirk, Chris Thompson, Michael 9:04 am McNeill, George Gainey, Tommy Bae, Sang-Moon
Televised coverage can be found on the Golf Channel, beginning at 2 p.m. Live streaming can be found on the PGA Tour's official website throughout the day, beginning at 1 p.m.
Seung-Yul Noh of South Korea shot a 9-under 62 to take the lead after opening-round action at the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston in Norton, MA. Noh birdied three of the last four holes to finish one stroke ahead of American Chris Kirk.
Tiger Woods, Jeff Overton, and Ryan Moore all went 7-under and are tied for third. Rory McIlroy is tied for sixth after going 5-under on the day. Phil Mickelson shot 3-under to finish tied for 17th.
Woodstock, Vt. native Keegan Bradley recovered well after a disastrous start saw him bogey the first three holes. He went on to finish at even with a round of 71. Nick Watney, who won last week's Barclays at Bethpage Black, ended his round at 1-over.
A complete leaderboard for the 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship can be found here.
TPC Boston hosts this weekend's Deutsche Bank Championship, and on Day 1 it offered perfect conditions for low scoring.
Tiger Woods is currently tied for first place after firing a 7-under 64 on Friday. Woods, who won this event in 2006, made eight birdies and would have finished the day at eight under par if not for the bogey he made on his final hole.
Also atop the leaderboard is fellow-American Jeff Overton, who arrived at his 64 by drilling six birdies in his final seven holes.
Scoring appears to have gotten harder as the day went on, as fewer afternoon players are currently in contention.
Former St. John's standout Keegan Bradley appears to be getting his round on track. After starting his day with three straight bogeys, Bradley eagled the fourth hole and has since managed to get back to even par.
You can follow the rest of the leaderboard here.
The Deutsche Bank Championship 2012 begins on Friday morning at TPC Boston in Norton, MA. The tournament features the top 100 PGA golfers and is part of the FedEx Cup playoffs. The tourney purse is $8,000,000, and the winner earns $1,440,000 and 2,500 Fedex Cup Points. Courtesy of the Deutsche Bank Championship, here are the tee-times and pairings.
THE DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP 2012 - ROUND 1 - FRIDAY, AUG. 31
7:40 a.m. Bob Estes Harris English Josh Teater
7:52 a.m. Vijay Singh Ken Duke Scott Stallings
8:04 a.m. Graham DeLaet Jimmy Walker William McGirt
8:16 a.m. John Senden Graeme McDowell Adam Scott
8:28 a.m. Bud Cauley Lee Westwood Johnson Wagner
8:40 a.m. Webb Simpson Louis Oosthuizen Bo Van Pelt
8:52 a.m. Jeff Overton Ted Potter Jr. Aaron Baddeley
9:04 a.m. Charley Hoffman Blake Adams Jason Day
12:10 p.m. Charles Howell III Jonathan Byrd Brian Davis
12:22 p.m. Ryan Moore Seung-Yul Noh J.B. Holmes
12:34 p.m. Brian Harman Ryan Palmer Kevin Stadler
12:46 p.m. Phil Mickelson Ernie Els Rickie Fowler
12:58 p.m. Matt Kuchar Hunter Mahan Keegan Bradley
1:10 p.m. Rory McIlroy Zach Johnson Jason Dufner
1:22 p.m. Ricky Barnes Troy Matteson Cameron Tringale
1:34 p.m. Bryce Molder Rory Sabbatini K.J. Choi
1:46 p.m. Daniel Summerhays Martin Flores
7:40 a.m. Charl Schwartzel D.A. Points J.J. Henry
7:52 a.m. Ian Poulter Kevin Na Ben Crane
8:04 a.m. Charlie Wi Padraig Harrington Geoff Ogilvy
8:16 a.m. Luke Donald Justin Rose Steve Stricker
8:28 a.m. Bubba Watson Dustin Johnson Carl Pettersson
8:40 a.m. Nick Watney Brandt Snedeker Tiger Woods
8:52 a.m. Sean O'Hair Matt Every Greg Owen
9:04 a.m. Dicky Pride Jonas Blixt John Merrick
12:10 p.m. Pat Perez Spencer Levin David Hearn
12:22 p.m. Brendon de Jonge Tom Gillis John Rollins
12:34 p.m. Greg Chalmers Mark Wilson Martin Laird
12:46 p.m. Tim Clark Marc Leishman Ben Curtis
12:58 p.m. Bill Haas Kyle Stanley Robert Garrigus
1:10 p.m. Scott Piercy John Huh Jim Furyk
1:22 p.m. Roberto Castro Chris Kirk Michael Thompson
1:34 p.m. George McNeill Tommy Gainey Sang-Moon Bae
ROUND 2 - SATURDAY, SEPT. 1
7:40 a.m. Pat Perez Spencer Levin David Hearn
7:52 a.m. Brendon de Jonge Tom Gillis John Rollins
8:04 a.m. Greg Chalmers Mark Wilson Martin Laird
8:16 a.m. Tim Clark Marc Leishman Ben Curtis
8:28 a.m. Bill Haas Kyle Stanley Robert Garrigus
8:40 a.m. Scott Piercy John Huh Jim Furyk
8:52 a.m. Roberto Castro Chris Kirk Michael Thompson
9:04 a.m. George McNeill Tommy Gainey Sang-Moon Bae
12:10 p.m. Charl Schwartzel D.A. Points J.J. Henry
12:22 p.m. Ian Poulter Kevin Na Ben Crane
12:34 p.m. Charlie Wi Padraig Harrington Geoff Ogilvy
12:46 p.m. Luke Donald Justin Rose Steve Stricker
12:58 p.m. Bubba Watson Dustin Johnson Carl Pettersson
1:10 p.m. Nick Watney Brandt Snedeker Tiger Woods
1:22 p.m. Sean O'Hair Matt Every Greg Owen
1:34 p.m. Dicky Pride Jonas Blixt John Merrick
7:40 a.m. Charles Howell III Jonathan Byrd Brian Davis
7:52 a.m. Ryan Moore Seung-Yul Noh J.B. Holmes
8:04 a.m. Brian Harman Ryan Palmer Kevin Stadler
8:16 a.m. Phil Mickelson Ernie Els Rickie Fowler
8:28 a.m. Matt Kuchar Hunter Mahan Keegan Bradley
8:40 a.m. Rory McIlroy Zach Johnson Jason Dufner
8:52 a.m. Ricky Barnes Troy Matteson Cameron Tringale
9:04 a.m. Bryce Molder Rory Sabbatini K.J. Choi
9:16 a.m. Daniel Summerhays Martin Flores
12:10 p.m. Bob Estes Harris English Josh Teater
12:22 p.m. Vijay Singh Ken Duke Scott Stallings
12:34 p.m. Graham DeLaet Jimmy Walker William McGirt
12:46 p.m. John Senden Graeme McDowell Adam Scott
12:58 p.m. Bud Cauley Lee Westwood Johnson Wagner
1:10 p.m. Webb Simpson Louis Oosthuizen Bo Van Pelt
1:22 p.m. Jeff Overton Ted Potter Jr. Aaron Baddeley
1:34 p.m. Charley Hoffman Blake Adams Jason Day
Then 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship, Boston's lone major PGA tournament, takes place this Labor Day weekend at TPC in Norton, MA, and it doesn't just run itself.
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