Fantasy League: Deutsche Bank Championship preview

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One hundred players have moved on to the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second leg of the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup play-offs, and so has the Today’s Golfer Fantasy League.

Dustin Johnson’s win at The Barclays took him to the top of the standings while the likes of Ernie Els and Ian Poulter did enough to force their way into the top 100 and advance to this week’s event.

The tournament arrives at the TPC Boston for the ninth time and the course is unchanged since last year, when it ranked as the third easiest par 71.

Players will have to shoot a lot of birdies to get into contention so favour guys who can get a hot putter and go really low.

TG’s six-man Fantasy League team for the Deutsche Bank Championship is:

Jason Day, $2.4m
He posted a solid T13 in last week’s hurricane-shortened tournament and led at the Deutsche Bank after 18, 36 and 54 holes last year before having to settle for a runners-up finish.

Matt Kuchar, $3.6m
The American rivals Luke Donald for the most consistent player on Tour and his solo second at The Barclays shows he’s hitting top form at the right time. Also led the field in putting last week.

Vijay Singh, $2.0m
After a quiet season the veteran is making a run for the FedEx Cup off the back of T4-T3 finishes in the last two weeks. He’s the only man in the field to have won twice at TPC Boston and shares the course record of 61.

Steve Stricker, $3.6m
A firm fixture in many teams for these play-offs for good reason, thanks to a run of 11 consecutive top 20s that ended at The Barclays and a canny knack for winning in the play-offs. He’s finished no worse than T13 in his last five starts here.

Camilo Villegas, $1.6m
The Colombian has dropped out the world top 50 this season but often produces his best golf in the play-offs. His first two PGA Tour wins came in the 2008 play-offs. He’s posted fantastic GIR stats en route to T9-T6 finishes the last two weeks.

Gary Woodland, $1.7m
The longest hitter on the PGA Tour hasn’t experienced the play-offs before but he’s carrying some very good form and has the potential to bring any course on the planet to its knees with his power.

> You can register for the free Today’s Golfer Fantasy League and pick your team here.

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