2017 FedEx Cup: Dell Technologies Championship

 

1. The Dell Technologies Championship

The Dell Technologies Championship, formerly known as the Deutsche Bank Championship beings on Friday, September 1st and will continue through Labor Day, September 4th. The current top 100 golfers will play to try and make the top 70, in order to make it to the 3rd round of the playoffs.

The tournament will take place at TPC Boston in Norton, MA, where the 12th and 13th holes have recently been renovated. Interestingly enough, this course is considered to be one of the easiest courses on the PGA Tour!

Something unique about this weekend’s tournament is that along with the PGA Tour’s donation of $250,000, and Dell’s donation of $500,000, many of the Dell Technologies Championship’s participants have pledged to donate certain percentages of their winnings to help those suffering from the effects of Hurricane Harvey.

  • Sergio Garcia has committed to donating $2,000/birdie and $5,000/eagle he makes during the FedEx Cup.
  • Chris Stroud opened his home up to 25 people who needed shelter, and has committed to donating $10,000 plus 10% of his winnings this weekend at the Dell Technologies Championship. He also hopes to work with Patrick Reed and Jhonattan Vegas to hold a Pro-Am fundraiser.
  • Jhonattan Vegas, Justin Thomas, and Dustin Johnson are also among the list of players at this week’s tournament who plan to help.

 

2. Current Top 15 in the FedEx Cup Standings

Since Dustin Johnson’s big win at last week’s Northern Trust Open, the FedEx Cup Standings have, of course, changed a bit. Here are the current rankings:

  1. Dustin Johnson
  2. Jordan Spieth
  3. Justin Thomas
  4. Hideki Matsuyama
  5. Jon Rahm
  6. Rickie Fowler
  7. Brooks Koepka
  8. Daniel Berger
  9. Charley Hoffman
  10. Jhonattan Vegas
  11. Kevin Kisner
  12. Paul Casey
  13. Brian Harman
  14. Pat Perez
  15. Matt Kuchar

 

3. Winners from the last 5 years

Rory McIlroy won this tournament last year, when it was still called The Deutsche Bank Championship. Here’s a look at how he took home the trophy!

Rory McIlroy overcame a 6-shot deficit in the final round to capture his 2nd #DellTechChamp title in 2016. Here, he reflects on that week.

Posted by Dell Technologies Championship on Monday, August 28, 2017

 

And here are the last 5 winners of this event:

  1. Rory McIlroy (2016)
  2. Rickie Fowler (2015)
  3. Chris Kirk (2014)
  4. Henrik Stenson (2013)
  5. Rory McIlroy (2012)

 

 4. Top Picks

Many websites have stated their top picks, and we all have our own opinions, but here are the top 5 picks to win this weekend’s tournament, according to GolfWorld:

Expert’s Picks

  1. Patrick Reed
  2. Russell Henley
  3. Rory McIlroy
  4. Charley Hoffman
  5. Brooks Koepka

Professor’s Picks

  1. Jordan Spieth
  2. Jason Day
  3. Dustin Johnson
  4. Jon Rahm
  5. Rory McIlroy

Comment and let us know who you think is going to take home the trophy this weekend!

 
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