September 2nd, 2011 by Kristofer Anderson
Current FedEx Cup points leader Dustin Johnson shot a three-under 68 to finish three behind Troy Matteson after the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. After winning a rain shortened event last week, Johnson has an opportunity to continue playing well and cash a $10 million check. Johnson has become known for nearly winning some really big tournaments, and has collapsed several times on Sunday. Last week may have been what he needed to move past the demons and start cashing in on his potential. Over the past two years he very nearly established himself as the best golfer in the world. Penalty strokes and poor play on Sunday has cost him two majors.
Matt Kuchar is the most consistent golfer on tour, he is also one of the friendliest. There are two classifications of golfers, the winners and Matt Kuchar. It seems as though he is near the top of the leaderboard every week. He has a good U.S. Open, is fourth on the money list after leading it last year, and still has not won this year. His play is quite spectacular, but many are wondering why he can’t win more often. His dedication to his game has certainly helped pad his wallet but the emphasis on wins and the FedEx cup has left the money list winner out of the spotlight, which is where he belongs. If Kuchar can finally win a tournament or two and claim the FedEx Cup, we would have a new name on top of the golfing world.