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Oosthuizen among 10 Presidents Cup qualifiers 09-02-2013
Louis Oosthuizen
Louis Oosthuizen was one of 10 internationals to qualify automatically for next month's Presidents Cup. The South African finished fifth in points at the conclusion of the Deutsche Bank Championship. He's scheduled to return to competition at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Sept. 26-29, one week prior to the biennial competition to be held at Muirfield Village. Oosthuizen is taking this time to rest and recover from hip and neck injuries. If he's unable to play in the Presidents Cup, captain Nick Price will designate a replacement. The other nine qualifiers shape up as follows: 1. Adam Scott (sixth appearance); 2. Jason Day (second); 3. Charl Schwartzel (second); 4. Ernie Els (eighth); 6. Hideki Matsuyama (first); 7. Branden Grace (first); 8. Graham DeLaet (first); 9. Richard Sterne (first); 10. Angel Cabrera (fourth). Price will announce his two captain's selections at 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
Stricker meets goal to play in Presidents Cup 09-02-2013
Steve Stricker
On the strength of his solo second at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Steve Stricker has qualified for his fifth Presidents Cup team. Stricker has made no secret the last few months that his top priority was to play for Fred Couples' squad at Muirfield Village in early October. Stricker placed seventh in points when the window shut at the conclusion of the DBC. The top 10 are automatically eligible to compete; the other nine are as follows: 1. Tiger Woods (eighth appearance); 2. Brandt Snedeker (first); 3. Phil Mickelson (10th); 4. Matt Kuchar (second); 5. Jason Dufner (first); 6. Keegan Bradley (first); 8. Bill Haas (second); 9. Hunter Mahan (fourth); 10. Zach Johnson (third). Couples will announce both of his captain's picks this Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. ET.
Stenson ties DBC record; leads the FedExCup 09-02-2013
Henrik Stenson
Henrik Stenson roared to victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship with a 5-under-par 33-33=66 in his final round to match the tournament record of 22-under 262. He started the day two strokes off the overnight lead, and then opened par-bogey, the latter of which on the scorable par-5 second where he rinsed his approach. That blemish behind him, Stenson then reeled in six birdies and 10 pars the rest of the way to clip runner-up Steve Stricker by two. Five of Stenson's birdies dropped in from outside 13 feet. His longest conventional conversion measured 31'9" at the 11th hole, but the highlight of the round, and therefore the tournament, was a jarred bunker shot 10 yards away at 17 that all but sealed victory. It's his first top-40 finish in six career starts in the FedExCup Playoffs. It's also his third PGA TOUR title, the first since the 2009 PLAYERS. With today's win, he now stands atop the FedExCup standings.
DeLaet settles for third but rewards await 09-02-2013
Hidezumi Shirakata
Graham DeLaet signed for a 2-under-par 36-33=69 following his final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to finish alone in third place at 18-under 266. DeLaet started the finale in third place, three strokes back of overnight leader Sergio Garcia, but holed only three birdies despite standing over 16 chances. DeLaet's set included conversions from 24'8" and 12'4" at the 17th and 18th holes, respectively, but he also missed a 49-inch try at 15. Nevertheless, there are good tidings in the long-term. First, he rose two spots to fifth in FedExCup points; his share of runner-up honors at The Barclays laid the foundation for the jump. Second, the Canadian will automatically qualify for his first Presidents Cup team.
Garcia flounders the lead at Deutsche Bank 09-02-2013
Sergio Garcia
Overnight leader Sergio Garcia stumbled to a 2-over-par 39-34=73 in his final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship and posted 17-under 267 for a share of fourth place. Had you told the Spaniard at the beginning of the week that he would have snared a T4 at TPC Boston, he's probably have accepted it immediately. Instead, after owning sole possession of both the 36- and 54-hole leads, he was a non-factor today, so the feeling is different from a successful effort. He squared five bogeys against three birdies, missing four putts inside nine feet. The good news is that he rose 31 spots in FedExCup points to 24th.
Castro hangs on for a T9 at the Deutsche Bank 09-02-2013
Roberto Castro
Roberto Castro settled for an even-par 34-37=71 in his final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship but managed to capture the final spot of 12 inside the top 10 on the leaderboard at 15-under 269. Castro's T9 is the latest in a strong stretch. It's his third top 10 in eight starts and eighth top 25 since THE PLAYERS where he held the 18-hole lead. While today's loop of TPC Boston was messy -- four birdies wiped off by two bogeys and a double -- he climbed nine spots to 25th in the FedExCup. As a result, he'll arrive for his debut at next week's BMW Championship inside the bubble to advance to the TOUR Championship.
Dufner returns to the top 10 at Deutsche Bank 09-02-2013
Jason Dufner
Jason Dufner tied for ninth place at the Deutsche Bank Championship after carding an even-par 35-36=71 in his final round to post 15-under 269. He slipped outside the top five from his starting position today, but it's his third top 10 in his last four starts, a run that, of course, includes his breakthrough at the PGA Championship. Today at TPC Boston he hit 12 greens but traded three birdies for three bogeys. The only conversion of note was for birdie from 14'5" at the 13th hole.
Stricker takes runner-up honors at TPC Boston 09-02-2013
Steve Stricker
Steve Stricker concluded the Deutsche Bank Championship with a 4-under-par 34-33=67 to earn sole possession of second place at 20-under 264. Stricker may not play again during the FedExCup Playoffs, but gamers won't care. He's provided some of the most reliable value all year; this week was no exception. He swallowed only four bogeys and will force captain Fred Couples to make a difficult decision if Stricker doesn't automatically qualify for the Presidents Cup team. Just to recap his finale today, Stricker converted five birdies, the most notable of which a zero-putt 13-yarrder from off the green at the fifth hole. He finished two strokes adrift of champion Henrik Stenson.
Final-hole double bogey taints Poulter's DBC 09-02-2013
Ian Poulter
Ian Poulter closed the Deutsche Bank Championship with a 2-under-par 33-36=69 to post 15-under 269, good for a share of ninth place. He was bogey-free 4-under through 17 holes before making a mess of the par-5 18th en route to a double bogey. After driving his second into a greenside bunker, he needed two strokes to get out, hit his fourth over the green and didn't find the surface until his sixth. Poulter had only three bogeys in his first 71 holes. Thanks to the overall successful effort, he's qualified for next week's BMW Championship where he'll be making his fifth appearance. The Brit has yet to advance to the TOUR Championship.
K. Stadler plays way into BMW Championship 09-02-2013
Kevin Stadler
Kevin Stadler turned in a 3-under-par 35-33=68 for his final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to post 17-under 267, good for a share of the 72-hole clubhouse lead. Stadler played through the tape at TPC Boston. He went 4-for-15 in birdie chances today, including conversions from 35'9" and 11'2" at the third and 15th holes, respectively. He also rolled in a par save from 11'2" at 8. At the time he signed his card, he ranked inside the top 10 in both greens hit and strokes gained-putting for the week, but the most important fact is that he's climbed from 75th in the FedExCup standings and into the field at next week's BMW Championship for just the second time. He's never competed in the TOUR Championship.
Davis hits all 18 GIR in finale; going to BMW 09-02-2013
Brian Davis
Brian Davis put a cap on a successful week at the Deutsche Bank Championship with a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in his final round to post 16-under 268, one strokes adrift of the 72-hole clubhouse co-leaders. The Englishman arrived at TPC Boston slotted 80th in the FedExCup, so he's punched his ticket to Conway Farms next week. Davis landed all 18 greens in regulation today and overcame a three-putt bogey from inside 38 feet at the par-4 first hole. He played out the string in bogey-free 5-under with five birdies, the longest of which measuring 12'10" at No. 5.
Kuchar clinches personal-best at TPC Boston 09-02-2013
Matt Kuchar
With a 5-under-par 34-32=66 in his final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, Matt Kuchar locked up his first top-10 finish in the tournament. Kuchar made nine previous trips to TPC Boston but settled for no better than a T11 in 2010. This time around, he circled an eagle and 21 birdies to help offset four bogeys and one double. Today's loop featured six birdies, including conversions from 14'9" and 12'4" at the first and 17th holes, respectively. At the time he signed his card, he ranked outside the top 25 in both fairways and greens hit, but inside the top 10 in strokes gained-putting with a clip of 1.265.
Defending champ can't avoid big number at DBC 09-02-2013
Rory McIlroy
Rory McIlroy wrapped up his title defense of the Deutsche Bank Championship with a 1-over-par 37-35=72 to post 7-under 277. He'll be fortunate to crack the top 50 once the final stroke if made at TPC Boston, so the roller-coaster ride continues. McIlroy picked off 23 birdies this week but squared eight bogeys and four doubles, including two today. He hit only 46 greens in regulation (11.5 average per round), which is not a formula for success on a vulnerable track when lift, clean and place is in effect, even if he split just 34 (of 56) fairways.
de Jonge squares only two bogeys at the DBC 09-02-2013
Brendon De Jonge
Brendon de Jonge completed the Deutsche Bank Championship with a 5-under-par 33-33=66 to post 15-under 269, two strokes off the 72-hole clubhouse lead. Gamers will never turn down scores like today's, but the knock on de Jonge remains that he's yet to convert in the clutch. It's a backhanded compliment especially during a week when he swallowed only two bogeys -- one in the first round and one today. Today's loop featured six birdies, including conventional rolls from 14'1" and 35'5" at the sixth and 15th holes, respectively. He also circled a zero-putt birdie from nine yards away at 13 and poured in a par save from 12'7" at No. 7. While the Zimbabwean looks forward to a week off before the BMW Championship, he's on the short list of potential captain's picks for the Presidents Cup team. Captain Nick Price is scheduled to announce his selections at 2:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
Inclement weather twice suspends final round 09-02-2013
Phil Mickelson
The final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship was suspended due to inclement weather at 2:07 p.m. ET.

PGA TOUR Media on Twitter
This is the second delay of the day; the first prevented the start of the round by 90 minutes. A staff meteorologist told PGA TOUR's SiriusXM channel that he hopes for play to resume by 4:30 p.m. After the competition resumed, Phil Mickelson posted an even-par 38-33=71. It was his third straight 71 after co-leading after 18 holes with a 63. Four of his six birdies disappeared from outside 10 feet, including rolls from 26'7" and 33'3" at the eighth and 15th holes, but the lefty opened with three bogeys, added another at 5 and a double at the par-3 16th. In all, he whiffed on four putts inside nine feet. As a result, he risks falling outside the top five in FedExCup points. He started the week slotted third.
Spieth rips up TPC Boston for a bogey-free 62 09-02-2013
Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth polished off the Deutsche Bank Championship with a bogey-free, 9-under-par 32-30=62. The wunderkind split 10 (of 14) fairways and missed only one green in regulation at TPC Boston today. He dropped in four birdies going out, including conversions from 10'8" and 11'4" at the fifth and seventh holes, respectively. After five pars to start his inward nine, he closed birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle, a run that included respective rolls from 30'5", 24'8" and 23'7" at Nos. 15, 16 and 18. It's the lowest he's ever gone by three strokes in his brief PGA TOUR career. At the time he signed his card, he held outright possession of the 72-hole clubhouse lead at 17-under 267, a number that is unlikely to stand given the course is vulnerable and lift, clean and place is in effect. Regardless of where he finishes on the leaderboard, Spieth's consolation prize is a near-guarantee that he'll advance to the TOUR Championship.
Wilcox delaying rookie debut until January 09-02-2013
Willy Wilcox
Will Wilcox alerted his followers on Facebook that he will not compete for the remainder of the calendar year.

Will Wilcox on Facebook
Originally expected to tee it up in the Tour Finals after finishing seventh in earnings on the Tour to secure a PGA TOUR card for 2013-14, his decision is surprising. Wilcox wrote: "I really appreciate everyone's nice messages and support the last few weeks. 2013 has been a great year on the tour and I accomplished many of my goals. I am really excited for the 2014 PGA Tour season. At this time, with the support of my family and management team, I have decided to take some time off for personal reasons and to really prepare for the 2014 season. My plan is to return to the PGA Tour in January. Thanks again for your support and I can't wait for the 2014 PGA Tour season!" Because he will log a zero in earnings for the Tour Finals, the soon-to-be PGA TOUR rookie could be slotted last in the opening graduate reshuffle.