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SEPTEMBER 2-5, 2011 DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP TPC BOSTON, NORTON, MA


Field Size: Top 100 in the FedExCup standings following The Barclays. Looking Forward: Only the top 70 in the standings advance to the following week’s BMW Championship. TV: Golf Channel/NBC Summary: In 2011, Webb Simpson birdied the 18th hole twice on Sunday and then made another birdie on the 17th hole to beat Chez Reavie in a playoff for his second career victory. He jumped to first in the PGA TOUR Playoffs standings after his victory.


Simpson: his first two PGA TOUR victories won in close succession.


SEPTEMBER 15-18, 2011 BMW CHAMPIONSHIP COG HILL G&CC (DUBSDREAD), LEMONT, IL


Dustin Johnson won his fourth career title at the BMW Championship.


Field Size: Top 70 in the FedExCup standings following the Deutsche Bank Championship; no 36-hole cut. Looking Forward: Only the top 30 in the Playoffs advance to the finale, TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola. A points reset will ensure every player in Atlanta has a shot at the FedExCup title. TV: Golf Channel/NBC Summary: Cog Hill completes a three-year run as the host course after a revision by Rees Jones. Jones oversaw work on the original 1963 design by Dick Wilson and Joe Lee, including 18 new greens with Sub-Air Systems and new bunkering, a risk-reward pond on No. 7, additional tee options and a 497- yard, par-4 finishing hole featuring a green moved closer to the nearby pond. In 2010, Dustin Johnson finished with a 69, giving him a one-stroke victory.


SEPTEMBER 22-25, 2011 TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP BY COCA-COLA EAST LAKE GC, ATLANTA, GA


Field Size: Top 30 players in the FedExCup standings following the BMW Championship. Looking Forward: Winner of the FedExCup earns a $10-million bonus. TV: Golf Channel/NBC Summary: Jim Furyk carded a final-round, even-par 70 to win the tournament by one stroke over Luke Donald in 2010. It was the 16th win of his PGA TOUR career. Furyk collected 2,500 points to win the FedExCup, joining past winners Tiger Woods (2007, 2009) and Vijay Singh (2008). He finished with 2,980 points, while Matt Kuchar finished second with 2,728 points. In addition to the $1.35 million first-place prize for winning the TOUR Championship, Furyk collected $10 million for winning the FedExCup.


TPC LIFE & LEISURE


Jum Furyk ended the season on a high.


TPC LIFE & LEISURE


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