JASON DAY and Adam Scott lead the eight man Australian contingent into the second FedEx Cup playoff event this weekend.
The 2011 Deutsche Bank Championship will see the 99 golfers remaining in the playoffs fight it out at the TPC Boston to remain in the running for the ultimate US$10 million prize purse.
Organisers are working round the clock to re-prepare the course after taking down marquees and signage and battening down the hatches in anticipation of Hurricane Irene.
They’re now confident all will be ready for the traditional Friday morning US time start.
Day has been relatively quiet of late but was the runner up at the event last year and is being tipped as one of the favourites.
Scott too has a strong history at the event, winning it in 2003, coming home in second the following year and fifth last year.
The other Aussies taking part are Marc Leishman, Aaron Baddeley, Robert Allenby, Greg Chalmers, John Senden and Geoff Ogilvy, who has been plagued by illness and is running of chances to secure a spot on the Presidents Cup international team.
Favourites for the Deutsche Bank include Steve Stricker, Phil Mickelson, Luke Donald, Nick Watney, Camilo Villegas, Vijay Singh, Matt Kuchar and last week’s winner Dustin Johnson.
The event is being telecast live in Australia on Fox Sports: 1st Round Saturday 5am to 8am; 2nd Round Sunday 5am to 8am; 3rd Round Monday 3am to 8am; Final Round Tuesday 2am to 8am.
2011 European Masters
Other televised events this week include the 2011 European Masters in Switzerland, a joint European and Asian Tour event hosting a very strong field including Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and Australians Brett Rumford, Marcus Fraser, Andrew Dodt, Matthew Zions, Marcus Both, Rick Kulacz Daniel Gaunt and Wade Ormsby.
Mylan Classic, Nationwide Tour
There’s also the Nationwide Tour event this week at the Arnold Palmer designed Southpoint Golf Club in Canonsburg just south of Pittsburgh.
There are 22 Australians taking part, including recent winner James Nitties.2011 Deutsche Bank Leaderboard