With the top 70 advancing after this week to the BMW Championship at Conway Farms on Sept. 17-20, Chesson Hadley enters his second career visit to the Deutsche Bank Championship at 97th in the FedExCup standings,
Hadley is the reigning PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year, claiming his maiden TOUR title at the Puerto Rico Open in his 13th career start. The win was the highlight of four top-10 finishes on a 29-start season, which nearly ended at the TOUR Championship, bowing out in the third leg of the Playoffs at 49th in the FEC standings (T70/The Barclays, T9/Deutsche Bank, T12/BMW Championship). In his sophomore season, the 28-year-old recorded his first top 10 in his eighth start (T10, AT&T Pebble Beach), and added a season-best T4 (on 29 starts) at the Valero Texas Open at the end of March. Hadley posted four straight top 25s between a T8 at the Zurich Classic and a T24 at the Crowne Plaza Invitational to bump to 53rd in FEC points, but has faded to 97th over his last nine events by missing four cuts, including back-to-back at the Wyndham and last week's Barclays.
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