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NORTON, Mass. (USA) – Charley Hoffman makes a good argument.

After his come-from-behind performance Monday to win the Deutsche Bank Championship, Hoffman believes he can contribute to the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

“If I can shoot 62 here in the playoffs, I’m pretty sure I can handle the Ryder Cup,” said Hoffman, who picked up his second career win and was hoping for a last-minute captain’s pick.

He makes a good point, but it may be all a little too late. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin announces his four picks Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. EST.

The front-runners are Woods, Zach Johnson and Stewart Cink, with no one standing out as the fourth choice. Pavin said earlier in the week that no one should assume a good week at the Deutsche Bank would put him on the team. But vice captain Paul Goydos told Hoffman that if he happened to win, he would be on Pavin’s “short list.”

It may have appeared that Hoffman came out of no where, but Monday was his fourth top-10 finish in his last six starts.

Hoffman, however, said he won’t be disappointed if he’s not picked. After all, he has other perks to relish: The victory assures him a shot at the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus, and puts him in all four majors next year after not playing any of them this year.

He’s especially looking forward to his first trip to Augusta for The Masters.

Rolling in 11 birdies Monday, Hoffman finished 22-under-par for the tournament and moved to No. 2 in the FedEx Cup standings going into the PGA Tour’s third playoff event – the BMW Championship this week in Chicago.

Hoffman started the day 4-shots behind leader Jason Day, but quickly rattled off four birdies by the fifth hole.

Hoffman nearly aced No. 11 when his tee shot bounced off the flagstick; he settled for a birdie to tie Luke Donald.

He seized control by holing a bunker shot on the 13th and closed with a 9-under 62 on the TPC Boston layout for a five-shot victory over Geoff Ogilvy, Day and Donald.

No one could catch him.

Day was wild off the tee early, then struggled with his putter coming in. He shot an even-par 71.

Donald, who also had a share of the lead early, settled for a 69 and remained winless on the PGA Tour since 2006.

Ogilvy closed with a 66 and the runner-up finish moved him from No. 52 to No. 9 in the FedEx Cup standings, assuring him a spot in the Tour Championship. It was Ogilvy’s first top 10 on Tour since he won at Kapalua in the first tournament of the year.

He played alongside Hoffman and appreciated what he saw.

“I had the best seat in the house to watch that,” Ogilvy said. “He hit great shots all day. He putted really well, and as soon as he got himself in trouble he’d go and hole a bunker shot or something like that. So it was a pretty class act, and he never looked like doing anything but winning after about three holes.”

Best known for his long blond hair, Hoffman’s career path included a stop on the Nationwide Tour in 2004 where he won his first professional event. He joined the PGA Tour in 2006 and posted five top-10s. His first Tour victory came in 2007 at the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic, beating John Rollins in a one-hole playoff.

The top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings advance to the BMW Championship, which starts Thursday.

Andres Romero, who only started these playoffs at No. 115 and only got to TPC Boston with a 40-foot birdie putt on the final hole last week, shot a 72 and narrowly made it at No. 68. The surprise was Tom Gillis; he was at No. 92 until a 65-65 weekend earned him a tie for fifth and moved him to No. 48.

Steve Marino shot 76 and Rollins carded a 79, causing both to fall out of the top 70.

Perhaps, the biggest disappointment belonged to Kris Blanks, who closed with a 70 and seeming qualified for Chicago. Then, Charlie Wi birdied the last hole to bump Blanks out.

Tiger Woods had three rounds in the 60s for the first time this year. He closed with a 69 to tie for 11th, and kept his No. 1 ranking in the world when Phil Mickelson imploded again.

Mickelson needed only to finish fourth to become No. 1 for the first time in his career. Instead, he took two double bogeys on the back nine and shot 76 to tie for 25th. A month ago, Mickelson had an equally good chance at Firestone and shot 78.

Asked if he expected to hear from Pavin, Woods said, “We’ll see.” And then he flashed a big smile.

“Hopefully he has my number.”

Matt Nelson and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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