Without a doubt, the biggest FedEx Cup winner at The Deutsche Bank Championship on Monday afternoon was Henrik Stenson. But starting in the 13th position was going to net him a spot in the BMW Championship in two weeks, and short of a Sergio Garcia meltdown, the 37 year-old Swede was going to make it to Atlanta for the Tour Championship anyway. Stenson’s win did push Tiger Woods off the number one position where he’s been for the lion’s share of the season, and if he stays as hot as he has been for most of the summer, has an excellent chance of closing the deal with his first FedEx Cup title, and a huge check.
The real excitement at The Deutsche Bank comes from the players who were either on the bubble, or were able to play their way into the next event. With 100 players in the field, only 70 get to move on to the next event, that is the heart and soul of this playoff system, and is the factor that makes it must see TV.
Camilo Villegas started his week in the 100th position on Friday, and had an opportunity to move on if he just could get hot for a couple of rounds. He didn’t, and he didn’t make it to the next round this year. There are some however, who did, and I think, even though they didn’t do what Henrik Stenson did this weekend, they will have a chance next week.