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Jason Dufner (left) and Brandt Snedeker

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NORTON, Mass. – With the FedEx Cup playoffs trimmed to the top 100 this week, there will be plenty of stars in the Deutsche Bank Championship field as they chase the overall $10 million grand prize.

Some are just trying to get the attention of Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III - notably Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson and Brandt Snedeker - while others are trying simply to get inside the top 70 of the FedEx standings and advance to the BMW Championship, including Charl Schwartzel (No. 71), D.A. Points (No. 72) and K.J. Choi (No. 95).

A victory can mean everything - as Nick Watney can attest to by vaulting to the top spot with a win at Barclays - and our panel thinks that two solid putters have good chances this week.

Two of our fantasy experts believe Snedeker is a good bet to make some noise this week and possibly secure a Ryder Cup wild-card pick, while two others think Jason Dufner will use his week off to win at TPC Boston.

Here is a look at their favorites and underdogs this week:

Rank Winner Wild Card Last Week
Rude Jason Dufner

Fresh after a week off. Still playing terrific golf. And he was second at this event in 2009 before he became the Jason Dufner that he is now.

Tim Clark

Playing well again now that he is healthy. Second at Greensboro, tied for 10th last week at The Barclays.

Winner: Rory McIlroy ($56,700); wild card: Scott Piercy (MC). 2012 total: $8,163,820.

McCabe Jason Dufner

He's rested, he's hungry, he's confident, and he's at a place (TPC Boston) that he clearly understands. Four times he's played the Deutsche Bank Championship, four times he's made the cut, and in nine of his last 12 rounds, Dufner has been in the 60s.

Tim Clark

Conventional thinking may suggest the course is too big and doesn't suit his strengths, but there isn't a grittier competitor in the game than Clark. All he's done the last four weeks is go T-10, 2nd, T-11, T-15, and shoot 30-under for 16 rounds.

Winner: Bo Van Pelt ($56,700); wild card: Robert Garrigus ($15,760). 2012 total: $10,527,847.

Martin Brandt Snedeker

He finished third here last year and fifth in 2010. He's coming off a runner-up finish last week at the Barclays. He's playing for more than the FedEx Cup. He also must play well to be considered for a captain's selection to the Ryder Cup.

William McGirt

How about three top-10s in his past five starts? That's what McGirt has done. Finished 10th last week at the Barclays.

Winner: Rory McIlroy ($56,700); wild card: Scott Stallings ($56,700). 2012 total: $5,616,031.

Miceli Brandt Snedeker

Has a great track record at TPC Boston and has been playing well of late.

Robert Garrigus

Long and hungry, TPC Boston should be a great place to get healthy.

Winner: Tiger Woods ($32,000); wild card: Bud Cauley ($160,889). 2012 total: $7,238,371.

Ringler Adam Scott

Form is good on this course with a win many years ago and a pair of top 10s in last two starts. Has played well with seven consecutive cuts made and a pair of top 5s during that stretch.

Vijay Singh

Posted two top 10s in his last four starts and has played well at this venue in the past winning here in 2004 and 2008.

Winner: Keegan Bradley (MC); wild card: Geoff Ogilvy ($96,960). 2012 total: $5,560,250.

The field according to the Golfweek/Sagarin Rankings:

  • 1. Tiger Woods
  • 2. Lee Westwood
  • 3. Luke Donald
  • 4. Rory McIlroy
  • 5. Jason Dufner
  • 6. Adam Scott
  • 7. Steve Stricker
  • 8. Matt Kuchar
  • 11. Justin Rose
  • 12. Bubba Watson
  • 13. Zach Johnson
  • 14. Jim Furyk
  • 15. Ian Poulter
  • 16. Bo Van Pelt
  • 17. John Senden
  • 18. Hunter Mahan
  • 20. Louis Oosthuizen
  • 22. Phil Mickelson
  • 23. Webb Simpson
  • 24. Brandt Snedeker
  • 25. Dustin Johnson
  • 26. Charl Schwartzel
  • 28. Geoff Ogilvy
  • 29. Ernie Els
  • 30. Carl Pettersson
  • 32. Rickie Fowler
  • 33. Nick Watney
  • 36. Keegan Bradley
  • 37. Padraig Harrington
  • 38. Graeme McDowell
  • 40. Jason Day
  • 41. John Huh
  • 43. Greg Chalmers
  • 46. Martin Laird
  • 47. Pat Perez
  • 48. Bud Cauley
  • 50. Bill Haas
  • 51. Jimmy Walker
  • 52. Ryan Moore
  • 53. Seung-Yul Noh
  • 54. Vijay Singh
  • 55. Sean O'Hair
  • 56. Brendon de Jonge
  • 59. Robert Garrigus
  • 60. Jeff Overton
  • 61. Ryan Palmer
  • 62. K.J. Choi
  • 64. Kevin Na
  • 65. Charles Howell III
  • 67. Ben Crane
  • 71. Bryce Molder
  • 72. Marc Leishman
  • 73. Charlie Wi
  • 74. Jonathan Byrd
  • 78. Harris English
  • 79. J.B. Holmes
  • 80. Spencer Levin
  • 81. Ken Duke
  • 82. Aaron Baddeley
  • 83. Cameron Tringale
  • 85. Tim Clark
  • 91. David Hearn
  • 96. Blake Adams
  • 97. Kyle Stanley
  • 98. Scott Piercy
  • 99. Graham DeLaet
  • 104. Chris Kirk
  • 107. Greg Owen
  • 109. Brian Harman
  • 110. Tom Gillis
  • 113. Ben Curtis
  • 115. George McNeill
  • 117. Brian Davis
  • 118. Jonas Blixt
  • 119. Kevin Stadler
  • 120. Roberto Castro
  • 124. Sang-Moon Bae
  • 128. Ricky Barnes
  • 132. Dicky Pride
  • 133. Matt Every
  • 135. William McGirt
  • 136. Bob Estes
  • 139. Josh Teater
  • 147. Michael Thompson
  • 150. Johnson Wagner
  • 164. Mark Wilson
  • 168. Charley Hoffman
  • 169. John Rollins
  • 181. J.J. Henry
  • 200. Martin Flores
  • 208. Troy Matteson
  • 217. John Merrick
  • 238. D.A. Points
  • 266. Daniel Summerhays
  • 270. Rory Sabbatini
  • 287. Ted Potter Jr.
  • 325. Scott Stallings
  • 345. Tommy Gainey
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