Tournament within a tournament in Boston
NORTON, Mass. (AP) For a 99-man field at the Deutsche Bank Championship, it seems like a much smaller field.
Most of the players are trying to play well enough to keep advancing in the FedEx Cup playoffs. That's not the case for a half-dozen others, who primary objective is get the attention of U.S. captain Davis Love III before he makes his four selections on Tuesday for the Ryder Cup.
Nick Watney went to No. 1 in the FedEx Cup standings by winning The Barclays, and he at least became a candidate to be a captain's pick. Rickie Fowler and Hunter Mahan also are being considered. Both have the same goal at the TPC Boston - just play good golf and hope that's enough.