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A staggering nine-under 62 seals the win for Hoffman in Boston

| 07.09.2010

Charley Hoffman has thrown himself into contention for a Ryder Cup wildcard pick after a stunning nine-under par round propelled him to victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Entering the start of the fourth round, Hoffman found himself four shots behind leader Jason Day but four consecutive birdies early on in the round started a birdie rush for Hoffman, culminating on the 18th hole with his 11th birdie.

The win pushes Hoffman up to 2nd in the FedEx standings and the man from San Diego is hoping his late charge can tempt America’s Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin into selecting him.

America are 13/8 to win the Ryder Cup but Luke Donald’s third place finish emphasised the form that the European team are currently in, justifying their 8/13 favouritism to regain the Ryder Cup at the Celtic Manor.

Donald however may be slightly irked after leading the tournament at one stage, only to bogey 14,15 and 16 as he slipped back to five shots behind the leader.

Donald’s win lifts him to fifth in the FedEx standings, 1796 points behind leader Matt Kuchar, and the Englishman will be looking toward the BMW Championship in Illinois which starts on Thursday to close the gap on Kuchar.

Kuchar continued his impressive season, finishing tied for 11th in Boston and is 25/1 to victor in Illinois, as is Donald.

Tiger Woods who claimed victory at this tournament last year, is the man to watch and will want to prove his form ahead of the Ryder Cup – he is 8/1.

Corey Pavin announces his wildcard picks today in a bid to retain the Ryder Cup. See the full Ryder Cup golf betting market here.



Ed Needham