The tour hits leg two of the Fed Ex Championships this week as the pros travel to TPC Boston, in Norton, Massachusetts. TPC Boston logs in at 7342, making it the longest of the Fed Ex courses, with a par of 71.
Because the Fed Ex guys are so tight at getting to the green, I focused upon three things this time. First was past success, second was the Around the Green Proximity to Hole, and finally, putting skills.
Rory McIlroy ($9800): Rory is in the zone, but if you really want to know, he is the defending champ and is fourth Around the Green, has six top tens in 13 tries and is due.
Rickie Fowler ($9700): The 2015 champ does have a win and ten top-10 finishes this year while making the cut 17 of 19 tries while averaging 80.2 points per contest.
Paul Casey ($8900): Coming off a fifth place finish at the Northern Trust and is very steady with 16 cuts made in 17 tries, including five top-10 finishes, and is one of the stronger putters on the circuit. Casey also ranks tenth in Proximity to the Green.
Daniel Berger ($7900): Maybe the best putter on the tour, Berger has ten top-5 finishes and has made 14 of 19 cuts.
Bill Haas ($7000): Haas has been steady enough with 14 cuts made this season, though just one top five, but he ranks #3 in Proximity to the Green.
Ian Poulter ($6900): Poulter, much like Haas, has been quietly steady, making 19 of 21 cuts while averaging 64.3 points and ranking #1 Proximity to Green.
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