One tournament is in the books and three remain before the 2011 FedEx Cup champion is crowned. This week, 198 golfers will tee it up in the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.

Our opening round was greeted with a visit from Hurricane Irene that shortened the tournament to 54 holes and made for a high level of "play fast and get the heck out here" rounds. Dustin Johnson won The Barclays, thus cementing him atop the FedEx Cup rankings... for now anyway.

FedExCup Standings Top 10
1. Dustin Johnson, 3,691
2. Matt Kuchar, -784
3. Nick Watney, -1,435
4. Webb Simpson, -1,480
5. Luke Donald, -1,583
6. Brandt Snedeker, -1,589
7. Steve Stricker, -1,608
8. Vijay Singh, -1,913
9. KJ Choi, -1,920
10. Gary Woodland, -1,943

Where My Top 5 Picks Rank
7. Stricker
11. Mickelson
5. Donald
3. Watney
9. Choi

So far, so good on my picks, but obviously there is quite a bit of golf left to be played. I really like Watney, Kuchar, or Donald this week at the Deutsche Bank. It just feels like one of those weeks where we're going to see a golfer of their stature atop the leaderboard. You know, somebody that we golf fans easily recognize, but casual fans have to Google their name and figure out who they are.

The Tale of Tiger Continues
Once again, Tiger Woods has found a way to get back into the headlines. This time, it was his announcing that he will play the Open in October. This is obviously a tournament Woods never would have played while he was dominating the golf world, but it's not that surprising to hear he'll tee it up at CordeValle Golf Club. He needs the practice and repition heading in to November.

Which leads us to The Presidents Cup... Woods was made a captain's pick by Fred Couple's last week, which isn't a surprise to me, but I don't know that it's in the best interest of the US team. Ten golfer's automatically qualify for points accumulated throughout the season, and Woods is 28th on that list. Golfer's who are currently out of the Top 10 as of Thursday morning include: Jim Furyk, Brandt Snedeker, Rickie Fowler, Jonathan Byrd, Zach Johnson, Keegan Bradley and many other's. Each of those golfer's is playing better golf than Wood's right now, and while one of them may receive the last captain's pick, I'm not sure I would have used one on Woods. We'll see how that decision plays out in November, though.