DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP
Site: Norton, Mass.
Course: TPC Boston (7,214 yards, par 71).
Purse: $8 million. Winner’s share: $1.44 million.
Television: Golf Channel (Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-noon; Monday, 8:30-10:30 a.m.) and NBC (Sunday, noon-3 p.m.; Monday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.).
Last year: Webb Simpson won for the second time in three weeks, beating Chez Reavie with a birdie on the second hole of a playoff. Simpson made a 30-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th hole, and got into the playoff when Reavie closed with a bogey. Simpson won the U.S. Open this year.
Last week: Nick Watney won The Barclays at Bethpage Black on Long Island, beating Brandt Snedeker by three strokes in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener. Watney took the lead in the points race for the $10 million prize, and Snedeker moved into second place.
Notes: The top 100 in the FedEx Cup points qualified for the event. The field will be cut to 70 for the BMW Championship next week at Crooked Stick in Indianapolis, and to 30 for the Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. ... Regular-season leader Tiger Woods tied for 38th last week to drop to third. He won the 2006 tournament. ... U.S. Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III will make his four wild-card selections after the tournament. Steve Stricker, the 2009 winner at TPC Boston, and Jim Furyk are expected to be two of the picks. Watney, Snedeker, Dustin Johnson, Hunter Mahan, Rickie Fowler, Bo Van Pelt and Bill Haas are in the running for the final spots in the Sept. 28-30 matches against Europe at Medinah. ... Vijay Singh won in 2004 and 2008, setting the tournament record of 22 under in 2008. Charley Hoffman won in 2010, closing with a 9-under 62 to also finish at 22 under.