The Deutsche Bank Championship 2010 doesn’t start until tomorrow. But the Deutsche Bank Championship 2010 schedule has already been altered, since the Deutsche Bank Championship is facing off against Hurricane Earl. Due to the oncoming storm, tomorrow’s first round in Boston has to start a little early, as tee times have moved 40 minutes ahead. Whether this will help the players finish on time is uncertain, depending on Hurricane Earl’s strength. But heading into the Deutsche Bank Championship 2010, the players hardly need any more pressure.
This is the second week of the FedEx Cup, as the top 100 golfers in the standings are left now. This week’s cut is for the top 70, as 30 players will be knocked out by the end. This means that those on the bubble need a good tournament, and need a good start to go with it.
Yet the Deutsche Bank Championship 2010 may not be the place for blazing starts. Hurricane Earl may bring a lot of rain to Boston, and so the tournament officials have had to plan ahead. Therefore, Shaun Micheel, Vijay Singh and Pat Perez will have the first tee off at 7 am est tomorrow, 40 minutes ahead of schedule.
In these new times, Tiger Woods will start at 11:42 am est, Phil Mickelson will start at 12:18 pm, and FedEx Cup leader Matt Kuchar goes off at 8 am. The tournament is already scheduled to go on until Monday, but if they have to go into Tuesday, it leaves the top 70 with less rest before next week’s BMW Championship.
Since Hurricane Earl will clear out by the end of Saturday, the rest of the Deutsche Bank Championship 2010 should not be delayed. By then, the golfers will just have to fight the course, as they try to make their move up the FedEx Cup standings.
For Tiger Woods, he comes into the week at 65’th place, which would get him into next week’s tournament. A top 10 finish, like the one he had at the Barclays, would put him into the top 30, at the least. Woods has won once here, and finished second twice – but doing well on courses in the past hasn’t helped him this year.
After the Deutsche Bank Championship 2010, the FedEx Cup schedule will be halfway over. The top golfers already rose high, or fell down hard, following the Barclays. Those who made a charge now look to keep the momentum going, while those who struggled need a big performance to stay in the FedEx Cup race.
Although hurricanes will share the early Deutsche Bank Championship 2010 spotlight, the action should presumably be dry and tight by the finale. Golfers and spectators will brave the elements, whatever they may be, starting tomorrow at 7 am.
Yahoo Sports- “First-round tee times for Deutsche Bank Championship”
Hartford Courant- “Hurricane Threat Moves Up Deutsche Bank Starting Times”
New York Times- “Woods Looks To Make Another Leap in Standings”