How it happened: Woods fires 3-under 68

 Tiger Woods tees off on the sixth hole during the third round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.

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NORTON, Mass. -- Tiger Woods has had his issues on the weekend over the past few months, but Sunday at the Deutsche Bank Championship won't fall into that category.

Woods fired a solid 3-under 68, but ended his round six shots back of leader Louis Oosthuizen.

He'll play Monday's final round with Dustin Johnson.

See how it all happened:

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Update #2: 5:47 p.m. EDT

Rory McIlroy two-putts the 18th for birdie to cap a 4-under 67 and is sitting at 16 under heading into Monday. Louis Oosthuizen drains his first birdie since No. 10 for an 8-under 63, moving to 19 under, three clear of McIlroy and six clear of Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson.

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No. 18, par 5, 530 yards

Tiger birdied the 18th on Friday, but scrambled to make a par on Saturday. It is playing as the second-easiest hole on the course.

Off the tee: Tiger takes less-than-driver and tries to run it up the left side of the fairway, but finds the left rough instead. He might need to lay-up here, as there is plenty of trouble around the green.

Second shot: With 255 yards left into the green, Tiger lays up and finds the intermediate cut of rough on the right, but will have a nice angle into the pin on the left.

Approach shot: With just over 105 yards left into the hole, Tiger plays a nice shot into the green, but he'll have about 20 feet from the right for birdie.

On the green: Tiger puts nice pace on this putt, but misses on the right edge and cards a 3-under 68.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under (13 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy gets out of trouble at the par-4 17th hole, getting up-and-down for par to stay at 15 under. Louis Oosthuizen picks up his first bogey of the day after a wayward second shot and a hot third shot out of the bunker, and has dropped back to 18 under.

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No. 17, par 4, 421 yards

From Bradley S. Klein on No. 17: There are more pronounced options, all created by a diagonal mound that traverses the fairway and creates three options: drive deep right and play down to the green from 130 yards out; lay up short left and play in from 155 yards, though with an obstructed view; or thread a drive through the mid-fairway chicane and wind up within 100 yards on a perfect little flat spot.

Off the tee: With a light rain falling at TPC Boston, Tiger hits a stinger that finds the intermediate cut of rough on the right side.

Approach shot: Tiger hits a moon shot and lands it on the green, about 20 feet to the left of the cup.

On the green: Tiger doesn't hit his birdie attempt firm enough, leaving it a foot short and he taps in for a par. Now moves to the reachable par-5 18th.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under (13 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Another two-putt par for Louis Oosthuizen at No. 16, keeping him at 19 under. Rory McIlroy follows his poor bogey with a nice birdie to get back to 15 under.

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No. 16, par 3, 161 yards

From Bradley S. Klein on No. 16: There is a lot of box-seat, stadium-style viewing here around this petite par 3 over water to one of the smallest greens on the course.

Off the tee: Tiger stares this one down, hitting just over the flag and spinning it back to about 6 feet for a look at a second consecutive birdie.

On the green: Tiger gets some help from the cup, hitting the left edge and it falls. Back-to-back birdies for Woods.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under (13 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: The putts that were falling for Louis Oosthuizen early are not finding the cup any longer, hitting the right edge at No. 15 and he makes a fifth consecutive par to stay at 19 under. Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy pays the price for a bad tee shot and falls back to 14 under with a bogey at No. 15.

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No. 15, par 4, 421 yards

Tiger needs a birdie or two coming in to stay a hot round away off the lead.

Off the tee: The twirl returns and he hammers it up the middle of the fairway. Should be able to attack with wedge.

Approach shot: With just over 100 yards, Tiger plays a beautiful approach into about 4 feet above the hole. Should be a birdie here.

On the green: He drains it to get back to 12 under, seven back of Louis Oosthuizen, three back of Rory McIlroy and one back of Dustin Johnson.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (12 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Louis Oosthuizen hits the green in regulation at No. 14, but two-putts for a fourth consecutive par to stay at 19 under. Rory McIlroy also pars to stay at 15 under. Bryce Molder birdies No. 18 to get to 11 under heading into the final round.

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No. 14, par 4, 495 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 14: The idea here is pretty simple on this long, graceful left-turning hole. Just hit the left side of the fairway for an ideal line with a middle iron in to the green.

Off the tee: Another cut swing and he sends the tee ball way right, immediately pointing to the right to warn the gallery. A very loose swing for Woods. He is struggling a bit coming in.

Approach shot: Tiger muscles this ball out of the rough, hits the green and it runs through into the rough at the back. Impressive strength on this one.

Around the green: A fairly straightforward chip here and he puts it to about 3 feet to save par.

On the green: He slides this one in to save par. Nice result after a poor tee shot.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (11 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Louis Oosthuizen has cooled off a bit, making his third-straight par after a birdie miss from 18 feet at No. 13. Oosthuizen stays at 19 under, while McIlroy also pars No. 13 to stick at 15 under. Dustin Johnson makes a very nice up-and-down birdie from the fringe at the par-5 18th hole to cap a 6-under 65 and he is in the clubhouse at 13 under.

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No. 13, par 4, 451 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 13: A hole that looks tougher from the tee than it plays for these guys. Of course, it helps if you regularly carry your drive more than 260 yards, which they all do.

Off the tee: Tiger smokes his tee ball up the left side of the fairway and will have less than 130 yards into the green. Nice tee ball here.

Approach shot: A nice wedge shot here and Tiger will have about 12 feet for a birdie.

On the green: Tiger hits the left edge with this putt, but it won't fall and he tapped in for another par. He looks frustrated after that one.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (11 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Louis Oosthuizen burns the right edge at No. 12 and settles for a second-straight par. Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy follows with a birdie to get to 15 under, four back of Oosthuizen.

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No. 12, par 4, 461 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 12: The only unbunkered hole on the course, with a drive across a tawny grassed slope that helps propel the ball sharply to the left. This is one of those holes where you have to reverse yourself: a right-to-left drive followed by a left-to-right approach into a green protected by a rock-strewn hill.

Off the tee: Tiger hits another fairway with a stinger at the par-4 12th hole. He'll need at least three birdies coming in to put himself in realistic striking distance on Monday. Louis Oosthuizen is making TPC Boston look easy.

Approach shot: Tiger plays a nice shot into the green, leaving it about 18 feet under the hole. Good look at birdie here.

On the green: Tiger can't get this one to drop, starting it too far to the left of the hole. Simple par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (11 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Louis Oosthuizen's birdie streak ends, but taps in for par at No. 11 to stay at 19 under. Rory McIlroy makes birdie at the 11th to move to 14 under. Dustin Johnson is in solo third at 12 under after a bogey at No. 16, with Tiger alone in fourth at 11 under and Ryan Moore in fifth at 10 under.

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No. 11, par 3, 231 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 11: Steeping onto this tee is like going from Motel 6 to the Grand Hotel. Wow! It's dramatic in the extreme, thanks to a green sitting 20 feet above the tee, protected by a massive rift of sand that makes going for the right side (if the hole is cut there) pretty scary.

Off the tee: With the pin in the front left, Tiger takes 6-iron and comes up about 2 yards short, and it trickles off the front of the green. He can putt from off the green.

Around the green: Tiger plays a very poor shot here, trying to hit a chip up to the hole and leaves himself 10 feet for par.

On the green: And Tiger misses this par save, dropping back to 11 under with his first bogey of the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (11 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Louis Oosthuizen makes his seventh consecutive birdie, hitting a spectacular second shot to about 2 feet. He is now 19 under, six shots up on Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson.

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No. 10, par 4, 425 yards

A solid, but not spectacular front nine for Tiger, moving to 12 under, but will need to blitz the back nine to cut into Louis Oosthuizen's five-shot advantage over him. McIlroy and Dustin Johnson are at 13 under.

Off the tee: Tiger takes less-than-driver and hammers it up the left side of the fairway. A nice angle into the green from there.

Approach shot: Tiger has pitching wedge here, but sends it long and will be chipping from the intermediate cut from about 35 feet past the hole.

Around the green: Tiger aims well left and chunks it, but the ball runs out to about 3 feet to the right, which he'll have to save par.

On the green: He drains the putt to stay at 12 under, now six back of Oosthuizen.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (12 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Louis Oosthuizen makes his sixth consecutive birdie with a 20-footer at No. 9 to get to 18 under to make the turn with a record-breaking 7-under 29 at TPC Boston. McIlroy pars the 9th hole to stay at 13 under.

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No. 9, par 4, 472 yards

Tiger has played solidly through 8 holes, picking up two birdies and three one-putts.

Off the tee: Tiger misses his first fairway of the day here, using driver and playing too much of a cut and he finds the right rough. Depending on the lie, he could still have a nice angle into the green.

Approach shot: From just under 180 yards, Tiger has a nice lie, but overcooks it to the left and he'll have a tough chip from the long rough.

Around the green: With about 25 feet to the hole, Tiger has to be delicate here out of a very tough lie, and he gets the chip to about 6 feet, which is a good play from where he was.

On the green: Tiger makes a nice par save and makes the turn at 2-under 34, but is five shots back of Louis Oosthuizen.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (12 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Louis Oosthuizen is simply feeling it right now, burying a birdie putt from more than 25 feet at No. 8 and moves to 17 under. McIlroy gets up-and-down at No. 8 to stay at 13 under. Dustin Johnson is now 6 under on his round and 13 under overall after a birdie at No. 14.

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No. 8, par 3, 213 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 8: A lovely not-so-little platform green with a run-up ramp on the far side of a marsh, with bunkers set at 4 o’clock and 7 o’clock and a hollow around the back. It’s very much in the style of Seth Raynor and makes for a simple but effective presentation.

Off the tee: With 6-iron in hand, Tiger puts a bit too much muscle on it, hitting the middle of the green and running into the intermediate cut of rough at the back of the green.

Around the green: Tiger puts nice touch on his second shot, leaving himself about 2 feet for a par.

On the green: He taps that putt in to stay at 12 under, four back of Louis Oosthuizen.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (12 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Louis Oosthuizen birdies his fourth consecutive hole at the par-5 7th hole to get to 16 under, three shots clear of Rory McIlroy, who bogeys No. 7 after a bad tee ball and second shot. With a kick-in birdie at No. 13, Dustin Johnson has joined Tiger at 12 under. Brandt Snedeker makes a 20-foot eagle putt at No. 18 to get to 9 under.

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No. 7, par 5, 600 yards

This is the toughest of the par 5s and hitting the fairway is critical if the player wants to make a go at the green in two.

Off the tee: Tiger simply hammers this tee ball, splitting the fairway and he should be able to go after the green in two.

Second shot: With just over 270 yards into the green, Tiger gives it a run, but leaves it about 40 yards short of the green, where he'll have a long chip to the back-left pin.

Around the green: Tiger tries to run his chip shot up the green, but leaves himself 12 feet for birdie.

On the green: Putting from under the hole, Tiger buries the birdie putt, walking it in.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (12 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Louis Oosthuizen birdies his third consecutive hole (No. 6) to take the lead at 15 under, while Rory McIlroy gets up-and-down from the fringe at No. 6 for a par to stay at 14 under. Charley Hoffman birdies No. 10 to get to 10 under, while Ryan Moore birdies No. 7 to get back to 10 under.

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No. 6, par 4, 465 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 6: Straightaway, and perhaps the least compelling hole on the layout, defined only by a green tipped right-to-left toward a pond and with a very tough hole location in the front left.

Off the tee: With driver in hand, Tiger gives it another twirl, finding the left side of the fairway. Another bomb for Tiger.

Approach shot: With just over 160 yards left into the green, Tiger takes aim at the back right with 9-iron and gets it pin-high and about 18 feet to the left of the hole.

On the green: Tiger leaves his birdie attempt short and knocks in a short par putt to stay three shots back.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (11 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy finds the rough off the tee and then muscles his second shot over the green at the par-4 5th hole, but hits a nice chip and knocks in a short par putt. Louis Oosthuizen plays the hole perfectly and nails a 20-foot birdie attempt to jump into a tie with McIlroy at 14 under. Meanwhile, Dustin Johnson has joined Tiger at 11 under with a birdie at No. 10. Defending champ Webb Simpson is 5 under thru 16 holes to get to 8 under overall.

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No. 5, par 4, 466 yards

Two days after picking up birdie on the first five holes of the front nine, Tiger has started with four pars and is four off the lead with McIlroy playing the drivable par-4 4th hole.

Off the tee: Tiger looks comfortable off the tee, hammering another driver up the throat of the fairway.

Approach shot: A terrific second shot here, taking it right at the flag and carrying it about 12 feet past, and spins it back to about 10 feet above the hole.

On the green: Tiger finally gets one to drop and he is now three shots off the lead. Very confident stroke on this one.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (11 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy finds the same bunker as Tiger at the par-4 4th hole and settles for a par, while Louis Oosthuizen hits a nice second shot to about 4 feet and knocks in his birdie putt to move to 13 under, one off the lead.

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No. 4, par 4, 298 yards

Tiger will need to take a chance here, as he has fallen four shots back of Rory McIlroy. Jason Dufner just eagled ahead of the group from the fringe.

Off the tee: Tiger takes less than driver here - he doesn't need to - but finds the left greenside bunker, and will be hitting his sand shot down a slope. Very difficult second shot upcoming.

Around the green: A tough lie for Tiger, and he blasts it out, landing it right next to the hole, but it runs out and he'll have more than 25 feet for birdie. Not the start Tiger was looking for.

On the green: Tiger drops to his knees after his birdie attempt comes up one ball revolution short, settling for a fourth consecutive par to start his round.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (10 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy finds trouble off the tee at No. 3, but hits a great chip from an awkward lie and stance to tap in for par. Louis Oosthuizen misses a 4-footer for birdie, but two-putts for par at No. 3. McIlroy at 14 under, Oosthuizen at 12 under.

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No. 3, par 3, 208 yards

Tiger had posted birdie on both Nos. 1 and 2 in the first two rounds, but settles for pars today. Meanwhile, McIlroy starts with a birdie and is staring at an 8-foot eagle putt (he missed and settles for a birdie to get to 14 under)

Off the tee: With the pin on the left, Tiger is a bit offline and hits well right of the hole and is looking at more than 35 feet for birdie. He was leaning immediately, hoping he could coax the ball back.

On the green: Tiger is a bit aggressive on his birdie putt, missing it low and sending it 6 feet past. He buries the comebacker, but has six putts through three holes.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (10 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Louis Oosthuizen recovers from a bad tee ball at No. 2 and hits his third to about 18 inches, tapping in for a birdie to get to 12 under, two back of McIlroy, who misses an 8-footer for eagle before making a 3-footer for birdie.

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No. 2, par 5, 542 yards

From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 2: One reason the Tour pros like this course is because it occasionally gives them a chance to bomb away and gain an advantage. All it takes off the tee here is to favor the left side, ideally with a fade, to get it beyond a diagonal array of two key bunkers on the right, 270-310 yards out.

Off the tee: After a small delay on the tee at No. 2, Tiger takes driver and absolutely bombs it down the middle of the fairway, getting a big bounce as it rolls down the middle. A little twirl of the club after impact.

Second shot: After his 330-yard bomb, Tiger has only 170 yards into the front pin and Tiger flares it out to the right, but doesn't go into the water, hanging up right on the hazard line. He puts his hand on his head, but he'll have a chip back to the hole.

Around the green: Facing a difficult chip down three tiers in the green, Tiger gets creative and uses the bank behind the hole to get it to wind back to the hole, but he'll have 12 feet for birdie.

On the green: Tiger plays too much break to the left and he taps in for par. A disappointing par after that tee shot.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (10 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Rory McIlroy plays a fantastic second shot into the first green and makes a 6-foot birdie putt to move to 13 under, while Louis Oosthuizen two-putts to pick up a par. John Senden and Jeff Overton both birdie No. 4 to move to 9 under, while D.A. Points also birdies the drivable 4th hole to get to 10 under. Barclays champ Nick Watney ends his round with a birdie at No. 18 to get to 6 under overall.

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No. 1, par 4, 365 yards

Tiger is wearing a white shirt, white hat and grey slacks as temperatures hover around 75 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. From our Bradley S. Klein on No. 1: It’s a bit of a shame to open up a round with a lay-up hole, but there’s no point hitting driver here because at 260 yards from the tee the fairway is at its widest (35 yards), flattest and safest as far as bunkers go. (Read Brad's hole-by-hole breakdown here)

Off the tee: With fairway wood in hand, Tiger hits a nice cut to the center of the fairway. Calmly bends over to pick up his tee.

Approach shot: Tiger puts his approach safely on the green from about 128 yards, but will have more than 25 feet for birdie.

On the green: Putting from under the hole, Tiger is a bit timid with this stroke and he leaves it about 2 feet short, which he taps in for an opening par. Tiger birdied No. 1 the first two days.

TIGER ON THE DAY: Even (10 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Dustin Johnson birdies No. 4 to move to 9 under for the tournament.

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Update #1: 1:30 p.m. EDT

Keegan Bradley showed that there are some low scores out there, firing an 8-under 63 to move to 6 under overall.

Dustin Johnson birdied the par-5 2nd hole to move to 8 under, while John Senden and Jeff Overton are also at 8 under early in their respective rounds.

Nick Watney is showing some of the magic that he had last week at Barclays, going 4 under thru 16 holes to get to 5 under overall. With the nice start to the round, he has moved to No. 2 in the projected FedEx Cup standings.

• • •

SECOND-ROUND COVERAGE

How it happened: Tiger fires 68, two shots back of Rory McIlroy

It wasn't as pretty or as loud as his 7-under 64 on Friday, but Tiger Woods' 3-under 68 on Saturday has him two shots back of Rory McIlroy heading into the final two rounds. Tracker.

• • •

FedEx Cup: Third-round tee times at Deutsche Bank

A look at the tee times for Sunday's third round at the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second of four FedEx Cup playoff events. Tee times.

• • •

Notebook: Padraig Harrington lives to see the weekend

Notebook: Padraig Harrington knew what he needed on the 18th hole and went out and got it, likely securing his spot at the BMW Championship. Story.

• • •

Plenty of FedEx Cup playoff drama for Sean O’Hair, Ben Crane

Sean O'Hair needed eagle to make the weekend. He got it. Ben Crane needed a simple par. He didn't get it. Such is life in the race for the FedEx Cup. Story.

• • •

Schwartzel fights back from injuries into contention at DBC

Charl Schwartzel has had to fight through numerous injuries to get to the Deutsche Bank Championship, and his 68-65 start gives him confidence he is headed in the right direction. Story.

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Woods is two back of McIlroy despite problems with putter

Tiger Woods had plenty of looks on Saturday, but he needed 30 putts to post a 3-under 68 and stay two shots off the Deutsche Bank lead. Story.

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Bradley and McIlroy show off differing views of TPC Boston

Local favorite Keegan Bradley couldn't believe he struggled to a 2-over finish, while Rory McIlroy glided around the course to the tune of 12 under. Story.

• • •

FIRST-ROUND COVERAGE

Notes: Seung-Yul Noh holds first PGA Tour lead of his career

Sean Foley's students had a nice day on Friday, with Tiger Woods first posting a 7-under 64, only to be outdone by Korean Seung-Yul Noh's 9-under 62. Notebook.

• • •

Overton gets his putter going as he fights for his FedEx Cup life

Jeff Overton has experienced an exasperating 2012 season, but a 7-under 64 behind better putting on Friday might be just what he needed for the FedEx Cup race. Story.

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Tiger Woods' 64 reminds the world of what he can still do

Tiger Woods once was unbeatable. But in recent years, he has become mortal but still shows flashes of brilliance that separate him from everyone. Friday was one of those days. Story.

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How it happened: Tiger Woods fires 7-under 64

Tiger Woods fired a 7-under 64 - including six consecutive birdies - to end the round tied for the early lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship. See how it happened.

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PRE-TOURNAMENT COVERAGE

TPC Boston's 18th green becomes a newer, tougher closing hole

Webb Simpson won the Deutsche Bank Championship with his work on the 18th green in 2011. He barely even recognized the green when practicing on it on Thursday. Story.

• • •

FedEx Playoffs: First-round tee times at Deutsche Bank

A look at the tee times for Friday's first round at the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second of four FedEx Cup playoff events. Tee times.

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Deutsche Bank: Klein's hole-by-hole analysis of TPC Boston

No course on the PGA Tour during the past decade has transformed itself more convincingly than TPC Boston. Story.

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Fantasy Tip Sheet: Dufner, Snedeker are favorites in Boston

The field at the Deutsche Bank Championship is chock full of stars, but our panel thinks it will come down to Jason Dufner and Brandt Snedeker. Predictions.

• • •

Notes: Padraig Harrington 'can't argue' with Ryder Cup picks

Padraig Harrington wanted to make the Ryder Cup, but handled his fate with class, even talking up the struggling Martin Kaymer. Notebook

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