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Returning Rory McIlroy poised for Deutsche Bank Championship charge

02 Sep | BY Betway | MIN READ TIME |
Returning Rory McIlroy poised for Deutsche Bank Championship charge

The Northern Irishman has regained his world No. 1 ranking and returns to action in Massachusetts for the second FedExCup Playoff event

The PGA Tour’s lucrative season-ending series continues at the Deutsche Bank Championship this week, which is played over the par-72, 7,241-yard course at TPC Boston.

As is customary, the tournament runs from Friday to Monday to coincide with the United States national holiday Labour Day.

Here are a selection of players likely to challenge.

Rory McIlroy

McIlroy returns to action after skipping The Barclays last week in order to rest his previously-injured ankle.

The Northern Irishman marked his recovery with a creditable 17th-place finish at the US PGA Championship last month and is certain to be one of the freshest players teeing up.

McIlroy, who won this event in 2012, is currently ranked 15th in the standings and requires a similarly successful week if he is to remain in contention for his first ever FedExCup triumph.

The world No. 1, who has triumphed three times around this world this year, is 15/2 to win and 8/13 to finish in the top 10.

Jason Day

Day is undoubtedly the man to beat after sensationally triumphing at Plainfield – the third victory in his last four starts – last week.

That win propelled the Australian to first in the standings at the expense of Jordan Spieth.

Day, who is 73 under par for his 16 competitive rounds since the Open Championship, has recorded three top-10 finishes at TPC Boston.

The US PGA Championship winner is 6/1 to win and 8/15 to finish in the top 10.

Jordan Spieth

Even the best have weeks to forget.

But, technically, that title no longer applies to Spieth, who was usurped at the top of the world and FedExCup rankings following his missed cut at The Barclays.

That was the first time the double major winner has not played the weekend since May and it would be no surprise if the youngest world No. 1 since 1997 responded by reclaiming both positions this week.

Spieth is 8/1 to win and 8/13 to finish in the top 10.

Henrik Stenson

Stenson, who is still chasing his first win of the year on either tour, will be buoyed coming into TPC Boston this week.

The Swede is fourth in the rankings after finishing second at The Barclays – his third runner-up finish of the campaign.

Stenson will be confident of going one better this time around, having won this event two years ago with a tournament record-tying score of 22 under par.

The 2013 FedExCup and Race to Dubai champion is 14/1 to win this week and 5/4 to finish in the top 10.

Bubba Watson

Watson is one of the PGA Tour’s most in-form players and should improve on his best finish of tied 12th at this tournament, which he achieved in 2006.

The American is third in the rankings and will play his first two rounds alongside the men directly ahead of him – Spieth and Day.

Watson has three top-three finishes in his last four starts and a first victory since the Travelers Championship is close.

The two-time Masters champion is 20/1 to win and 7/4 to finish in the top 10.

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