The FedEx Cup travels to Massachusetts this week for the Dell Technologies Championship.
The Dell Technologies Championship is the second event of the lucrative FedEx Cup Playoffs. Last year’s winner Justin Thomas spearheads a strong field all with aspirations for the championship.
With FedEx Cup points and Ryder Cup spots on the line this week, we will take a look at the ones to watch.
Brooks has had an unforgettable season this year and it could get even better at the Dell Technologies Championship. He has the world No.1 ranking in his sights and if results go his way he could take that mantle for the first time in his career.
The American has won two of the four major championships this year and won three of the last seven played. Fresh off the back of a T8 last week at the Northern Trust and with plenty on the line this week, is there anyone that can stop him?
Finau has been the nearly man this year. With so much talent, he has knocking on the door all season without capturing the elusive win. He has finished 2nd three times this year, including last week, and boasts nine top ten finishes.
Ranked inside the top 20 on tour for GIR, birdie average and scoring average there is clearly more to his game than the athletic powerful drives. Interestingly, he could have played college basketball had he not have turned professional in golf post high school.
He hasn’t missed a cut since May and will be hoping he can get all facets of his game firing this week. An added incentive for Tony to challenge for the Dell Technologies Championships is that he is vying for one of the Captains picks for the Ryder Cup.
The transformation in the career of Tommy Fleetwood is a fairytale story. After nearly losing his tour card in 2012, he won the Race to Dubai in 2017. He could have been forgiven for an average 2018 season but he has established himself among golf’s elite and will be a key figure on the European Ryder Cup side next month.
He has enjoyed a 2018 season with 75% of his tournament starts resulting in Top 25 finishes. Averaging over 300 yards off the tee and posting an average score of under 70, he is a threat to any tournament he enters. He ranks 4th on par 5 scoring this year and with two of the course’s par 5’s measuring 550 yards or less, he has the weapons mount a challenge at the Dell Technologies Championship.
Billy Horschel is somewhat of a FedEx Cup expert. The American was crowned FedEx Cup champion in 2014. This sparked the date of Ryder Cup picks to be pushed back to allow for in form players at the season ending series to be considered for selection. Despite not being selected for the Ryder Cup team in 2014 with the team picked weeks prior, winning $10 million was surely a consolation.
The American is playing steadily with four top-20 finishes in his last six starts, including a tie for third last week. In the year he won the FedEx, he was tied second in this event so he will have fond memories of the course. There will be plenty who will fancy Billy’s chances at the Dell Technologies Championship.
Like Tony, it has been rumoured that Kuchar is a contender for one of Jim Furyk’s Ryder Cup picks. A consistent performer on the PGA described by his peers as a “Walking ATM”, he has amassed a staggering $41 million in career earnings.
The course set up will suit Kuchar with it being, by modern standards, not particularly long. He is a strategist who will devise a plan that will give him the best chance of competing this week. A steady season has seen him place in the top 25 eight times, he will be hoping for a strong finish at the Dell Technologies Championship to force his way into Furyk’s plans.