Fowler, McIlroy among Deutsche Bank picks

Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy are among the favorites at this week's Deutsche Bank Championship on PGA Tour (shown here during the WGC-Bridgestone).

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Rickie Fowler and World No. 1 Rory McIlroy are among our senior writers' favorites to the Deutsche Bank Championship on Labor Day, the second event in the PGA Tour's 2014 FedEx Cup playoffs. See the rest of the expert picks to contend right here!

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Alex Miceli

Winner: Matt Kuchar

Don’t forget about: Rory McIlroy, Brandt Snedeker

Keep an eye on: Rickie Fowler, Jim Furyk

Sleepers: Geoff Ogilvy, Brendon Todd

Comments: Kuchar missed the PGA Championship, but after last week at Barclays he seems back on his game; no reason to discount him. … McIlroy is always a threat. … Snedeker needs to have a very good week if he is to advance in the playoffs and make the Ryder Cup team. … Fowler and Furyk are both on hot runs; either could be on top of the leaderboard Monday night. … Ogilvy just made it in and he has the game to make a move. … Todd has had a good season; he could make it a really good season.

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Jim McCabe

Winner: Jason Day

Don’t forget about: Matt Kuchar

Keep an eye on: Chris Kirk

Sleeper: Geoff Ogilvy

Comments: Few players near the top of the world order are as rested and as fresh as Day, his season having been interrupted early in the year by injuries . . . Kuchar coming off a strong Barclays and he was T-4 here a year ago . . . Kirk? Here’s a hunch that he re-discovers good form after several weeks of scratchy play . . . Ogilvy just snuck in, but it’s a venue that he has always enjoyed.

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Adam Schupak

Winner: Rickie Fowler

Don't forget about: Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy

Keep an eye on: Kevin Na, Chris Kirk

Sleepers: Kevin Stadler, Marc Leishman

Comments: Fowler continued his terrific run at The Barclays; this week, I think he gets his first win since 2012. … Scott has a great record at TPC Boston, including a win in 2003 and four more top-10s. … McIlroy hasn't won in a while. I kid. … A big week from either Na or Kirk could earn them a spot on the U.S. Ryder Cup team, and both can make birdies in bunches. … Stadler has played well here: T-10, T-4 the last two years. … Leishman, like Na and Fowler, has had an impressive season in which all that is missing is a win; he has the ability to go low that is key at TPC Boston.

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