Playoffs?.... Playoffs!?...

Yes, Jim Mora. Playoffs. Specifically, Round 2: the Deutsche Bank Championship (DBC). 

Defending champion Webb Simpson has his sights set on a repeat at TPC Boston, but if momentum is an indicator of who will thrive, look out for Nick Watney. 

Watney has been an on-the-cusp type of player who wins mostly when you never expect it and makes Top 10 (4, 2012 - 39, career) or Top 25 (10, 2012 - 81, career) finishes nearly a weekly routine. He is not polarizing in anyway and when he wins you're neither surprised or that ecstatic. 

That's part of the appeal about Watney, though. He goes about his business each week looking like he's having fun and doesn't worry about whether or not the spotlight shines on him. 

Sounds a lot like last year's Deutsche Bank champion, Webb Simpson. In fact, there are so many unassuming, "just here to do my job" golfers on the PGA Tour that the excentric personalities stand out even more. It's part of what I like so much about the PGA Tour. Great stories are everywhere and since Tiger Woods stopped dominating the Tour, we've gotten a glimpse into a lot more of these player's lives. 

That is a good thing. 

Time is of the essence...

Being that it's Labor Day weekend, the PGA Tour decided it would ruin Labor Day for all of its laborers and instead of sticking with the normal Thursday through Sunday routine, require them to work on a holiday. I don't need to go to bat to defend the schedule of pro golfers, because lord knows their schedule is much more ideal than our 9-5 grind, but I don't see the point in adjusting the schedule like this.

How many people are actually going to stay inside if it's nice out on one of the few free Monday's they have off of the year? Maybe some diehard fans, but most of us will either be busy with family or escaping our families by getting to the first tee as quickly as possible. 


1. Jason Dufner

2. Dustin Johnson

3. Phil Mickelson

4. Graeme McDowell

5.Jonathan Byrd