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David Lingmerth hopes the third time is the charm as he preps for TPC Boston at this week's Deutsche Bank Championship.

The Swede is 0-for-2 at TPC Boston and has never secured a cut made in either of the first two legs of the FedExCup Playoffs (0-for-3 at Barclays). It's not a fear of the bright lights because he's recorded four top 25s in eight major championship appearances. At 58th in the FedExCup race, a cut made would go a long way to secure his spot in next week's BMW Championship and help him toward the goal of earning his way to East Lake for the first time in his career. With top 25s in 28 of his 99 career PGA TOUR starts, the upside is there for the Swede, but gamers should be well aware of his poor track record at TPC Boston before pulling the trigger.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Aug 29 - 9:46 PM

Chad Campbell cruises into TPC Boston ranked 100th in the FedExCup Standings, in need of a big jump as he preps for this week's Deutsche Bank Championship.

Campbell was the last man in the field, falling right on the 100 line. He'll need to jump 30 spots if he wants to play his way into the BMW Championship next week at Crooked Stick. The 42-year-old has collected seven top 25s on the season but none since a T10 at the DEAN & DELUCA back in May. In six visits to TPC Boston, Campbell is 3-for-6 with a T7 (2008) being the highlight. Gamers should only consider the Texan in deeper formats this week.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Aug 29 - 9:36 PM

Chez Reavie ranks 70th in the FedExCup standings ahead of his appointment with TPC Boston at this week's Deutsche Bank Championship.

The 34-year-old is 18-for-26 and is having one of the best seasons of his career. He's accomplished the feat through great ball-striking, ranking 12th on TOUR in strokes gained approach-the-green. His weakness has been putting, currently 161st in strokes gained putting. With a runner-up finish in his last trip to TPC Boston (2011), perhaps this is a venue that could spark the flat stick. With 70 golfers advancing to Crooked Stick next week, Reavie will need to earn some points this week if he wants to play in the third leg of the FedExCup Playoffs.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Aug 29 - 9:24 PM

Callum Shinkwin continues his rookie season with a trip to the Swiss Alps for the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre.

This is the English youngster's first start in the event but he does at least have previous good memories of Switzerland having finished third in the Challenge Tour's Rolex Trophy in Geneva two years ago. Shinkwin has four top 10s this year, including T9 in the Open de France and T8 in the Scottish Open in back-to-back weeks in early July. He's cooled a little since but did play all four rounds when T51 in the Czech Masters two weeks ago. At 72nd in the Race to Dubai he doesn't have card issues so should have the confidence to go out and play with freedom. Looking at his season stats, Shinkwin has some impressive numbers: 28th Driving Accuary, 17th Driving Distance and 23rd Greens In Regulation.
Aug 29 - 3:01 PM

Nicolas Colsaerts returns to his home continent for this week's Omega European Masters at the stunning location of Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland.

The Belgian represented his country in the Olympics (T30) and before that missed the cut in the PGA Championship at Baltusrol so will hope familiar European soil will spark him back to life. He's had recent third place finishes in the both the Scottish Open at Castle Stuart and Nordea Masters in Sweden and is 33rd on this year's Race to Dubai. Colsaerts has plenty of experience of this week's par 70 having pegged it up there nine times previously. He missed five of his first six cuts but posted T23 in 2010 and improved to T13 in 2014 after shooting all four rounds in the 60s. When the former Ryder Cup star putts well he often contends so gamers who get him on board will keep their fingers crossed for a good performance on the greens.
Aug 29 - 2:50 PM

Richard Bland remains on course for his best ever finish on the Race to Dubai and will look to bag more points in this week's Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

Never better than 65th during a long career, he slots in at 38th on the current rankings after a consistent season in which he's posted three top 10s and missed just two cuts. He's been a regular at this event and is 7-for-10 overall. Despite being a consistent cut-maker, Bland has only one top 20 (T15 in 2007) but on this year's form it's reasonable for managers to expect something better. His most recent start came at the Czech Masters where he closed with a 69 to finish T27.
Aug 29 - 2:39 PM

Robert Rock makes his way to the picturesque Crans-sur-Sierre course in Switzerland for a 10th time to contest this week's Omega European Masters.

The Englishman heads to the mountains on the back of T7 in the D+D REAL Czech Masters, just his second top 10 of the season. Rock was third going into the final day after a Saturday 65 on the Prague layout but stumbled to a 73 on Sunday. He topped the greens in regulation stats (83.3%) in that event and that's been a key to success at Crans-sur-Sierre so managers should take note. That said, his record on this week's par 70 is modest. He's just 5-for-9 and has just two top 20s (T20 in 2004 and T23 in 2008).
Aug 29 - 2:30 PM

The great Seve Ballesteros is the only man to have successfully defended the Omega European Masters (1977-1978) but 2015 winner Danny Willett will aim to emulate the iconic Spaniard this week.

With bookend 65s and a second-round 62, Willett took the trophy last year and that added to previous efforts of T5 (2014) and T2 (2012) on the picturesque Crans-sur Sierre course set high in the Swiss Alps. Only outside the top 26 once in seven starts at the par 70, the Englishman loves the course but is struggling for recent form after suffering a dip since his brilliant win at Augusta National. Willett did post a top three in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth at the end of May but since then he hasn't bested T37 in six starts. He'll hope his close-up view of watching compatriot Justin Rose win Olympic gold will inspire him to further heights at Crans this week while his upcoming Ryder Cup debut is further incentive to sharpen his game.
Aug 29 - 2:22 PM

Ryan Brehm closed off his week at the WinCo Foods Portland Open with a 3-under-par 35-33=68 to reach 15-under 269 on the week to secure his first Web.com Tour victory and punch his ticket to the PGA TOUR in 2016-17.

The 30-year-old who was previously an assistant coach at Michigan State entered the week ranked 30th on the money list, needing to jump five spots to crack The 25. He did that with ease after opening with an 8-under 63 and coasting the rest of the way. The other 24 to secure their PGA TOUR status for 2016-17 include: Wesley Bryan, Richy Werenski, J.J. Spaun, Martin Flores, Ollie Schnierjans, Dominic Bozzelli, Trey Mullinax, Seamus Power, JT Poston, C.T. Pan, Ryan Armour, Jonathan Randolph, Brad Fritsch, Brian Campbell, Mark Anderson, Mackenzie Hughes, Grayson Murray, Brandon Hagy, Julian Etulain, Nicholas Lindheim, Sebastian Munoz, Max Homa, Rick Lamb, and Joel Dahmen.
Aug 29 - 8:31 AM

Gary Woodland turned in a 2-under-par 34-35=69 after today's final round of The Barclays to reach 7-under 277, up two places into a three-way T4, two shy of champion Patrick Reed.

The 32-year-old began the final frame in a four-way T6 on 5-under after progressively better laps of 71-69-68, four back of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler. He striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, recording a mediocre 1.857 putts per GIR, but to be fair, only had four scoring tries from less than 11 feet. The Kansas native circled three of them on Nos. 2, 4 and 10, all from inside of five feet, but 3-putted the par-5 13th from 26'7" which completed his scoring. He did make four par putts from between five and 11 feet en route to his third top 10 of the season in 23 starts, all doubling as top 5s.
Aug 28 - 7:16 PM

Past champ Adam Scott patched together an even-par 35-36=71 in the final round of The Barclays to post 7-under 277, down one spot into a three-way T4, two in arrears to champion Patrick Reed.

The 36-year-old began the finale in solo third on 7-under, two back of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler. Playing out of the penultimate twosome, he bobbled to back-to-back bogey-5s to open, the latter a 3-putt from 47'3", but rebounded with birdies on Nos. 4, 7 and 9 to turn 1-under. After the break, he 3-jacked the 11th for bogey from 54'9" and 3-jacked the 13th from 31'7" for bogey-6, before completing his scoring with a 31-incher for birdie-3 at 15. The Aussie had a 3'6" birdie try on the last to share second, but whiffed. He was No. 1 for the week in SG: Approach-the-Green (8.976) and SG: Tee-to-Green (14.706), but 76th (of 79) in SG: Putting at -4.814, including -3.844 in R4. Scott records his sixth top 10 of the season (17 starts), five of which are top 5s.
Aug 28 - 7:04 PM

Overnight leader Rickie Fowler stalled out to a 3-over-par 35-39=74 in today's final round of The Barclays for a four-day total of 6-under 278, down six places into a three-way T7, three back of champion Patrick Reed.

The 27-year-old was chasing his fourth TOUR title in his 173rd career start (168 pro), first since the 2015 Deutsche Bank. This was his fourth career 54-hole lead/co-lead and he drops to 0-for-4. Fowler began the final frame with a one-shot lead over playing competitor Reed after opening in 67 and bogey-free laps of 69-68. He mustered six (of 14) fairways and 12 greens in regulation, posting -1.549 SG: Approach-the-Green and -1.032 SG: Around-the-Green. He went out in blemish-free 1-under, circling a 15-footer at the par-5 fifth, but the wheels came off from there, squaring bogeys on 11, 15 and 18, and double bogey-6 at 16 (all failed sand saves). Fowler played his final four holes in 3-over, sandwiching in a second birdie at the par-3 17th (22'4"). He settles for his eighth top 10 of the season in 21 starts.
Aug 28 - 6:50 PM

PGA TOUR rookie Emiliano Grillo conjured up a 2-under-par 33-36=69 in the final round of The Barclays to join Sean O'Hair on joint second at 8-under 276, one shy of champion Patrick Reed.

The 23-year-old began the finale in a two-way T4 on 6-under, three back of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler, after opening his Playoffs debut in 67-69-71. Playing out of the third-to-last twosome, he went out in blemish-free 3-under, circling Nos. 4, 5 (38'5") and 7. He dropped shots at 11 and 14, the former a 3-putt from 33'3", before walking-off with a '3' from 8'2" at the par-4 finisher. The Argentine landed nine (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation, posting 1.727 putts per GIR and 1.734 in SG: Putting. He saved par twice from between nine and 18 feet en route to just his second top 10 of the season in 22 starts (though eighth top 25), first since his playoff win at the regular-season-opening Frys.com Open. Grillo jumps 26 places to sixth in the FedExCup standings.
Aug 28 - 6:32 PM

With a 1-under-par 34-36=70, Patrick Reed erased a one-stroke deficit in the final round to win The Barclays on 9-under 275, one clear of runners-up Sean O'Hair and Emiliano Grillo, good for his fifth TOUR title in his 121st career start.

Reed ascends six spots to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings after notching his first win since the 2015 Hyundai TOC, which he came from two back with a closing 6-under 67, eventually winning in a playoff. In his other three titles, he either led or co-led after 54 holes. This week, the 26-year-old was the 18-hole co-leader, and led by two at the midpoint before an even-par 71 in R3 left him solo second, one shy of 54-hole leader Rickie Fowler. In the finale, he mustered half (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, posting a pedestrian 2.000 putts per GIR and -1.447 SG: Putting. The Texan bogeyed holes 3, 16 and 18, averting a trip-bogey finish with a clutch 7'4" par save on 17. In between, he circled Nos. 4, 5, 7 and 12, highlighted by a pitch-in 3 at the par-4 fifth. Reed's win comes in his 25th start of the season and is his 10th top 10, third top 5, joining runner-up finishes at the HTOC and the Valero Texas Open.
Aug 28 - 6:11 PM

Justin Thomas backed up with an even-par 36-35=71 in the final round of The Barclays to conclude his second appearance on 5-under 279, down four places to T10, but projecting to climb two spots to eighth in the FedExCup standings.

The second-year man supplants T16 on debut last year at Plainfield CC. He began the final round in a four-way T6 on 5-under after opening in 71-71-66. The Kentucky native and resident mustered just five (of 14) fairways but hit 13 greens in regulation, posting -0.933 SG: Off-the-Tee and -0.549 SG: Putting. He exchanged bogeys on Nos. 5, 8 and 13 with birdies on 2, 3 and 11. The 23-year-old hangs on for his sixth top 10 of the season in 25 events and second in his last three starts (T3, Travelers).
Aug 28 - 5:55 PM



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