Tiger Woods slumps to No. 2 in 2013 FedExCup standings after deflating Deutsche Bank Championship

Andy Lyons

Tiger Woods never got it going at the Deutsche Bank Championship, where the world No. 1 lost his top spot in the FedExCup rankings after a woeful week at TPC Boston.

Tiger Woods began the week as the official top golfer in the world and in the FedExCup standings. Still No. 1 in the rankings, Woods, who never got it going last week in Boston, limped into the bye week of the playoffs looking up at the new top gun on tour, 2013 Deutsche Bank Championship winner Henrik Stenson.

Woods, in his signature final-round red and black and accompanied in the rain-delayed Monday finish to the Labor Day tournament by his similarly clad six-year-old daughter Sam, struggled to a 2-over 73 in the finale that put him at 4-under and in a tie for 65th out of 76 players in the field.

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Finishing an astonishing 18 strokes behind Stenson knocked Woods down a peg to the second slot heading into the third leg of the playoffs, the BMW Championship, in two weeks.

"Wasn’t my week," Woods told reporters after a closing round in which he found only nine of 14 fairways and 11 of 18 greens in regulation and scuffled on the soggy TPC Boston greens that yielded buckets of birdies to everyone, it seemed, but the tournament host.

"Didn't play well and didn't make anything, so consequently I wasn't close to the lead," said Woods, who posted his highest closing-round score at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Woods began his day out of contention but came close to stuffing his approach shot on No. 10, his first hole of the day. He settled for a tap-in birdie and that was about it for the highlight reel for one-third of the "Big Three," who kicked off the event with such promise on Friday.

After three bogeys in his next five holes, Woods turned at 2-over 37 and posted an indifferent even-par on his incoming nine. Following the third round, when he needed 31 putts, Woods employed his flat stick 32 times on Monday.

"He hasn’t made a putt over six feet in two days, which on these greens is almost impossible," NBC’s Johnny Miller observed.

Indeed, the longest putt Woods made on Monday was a four-footer to save par on the 18th hole, his ninth. Then, after missing a short par putt on the par-4 first, Miller summed up the futility of Tiger’s week.

"He is making absolutely nothing right now," Miller said. "Four-under on this golf course, with what the field is doing, is like really bad for him."

As for the other members of the vaunted triumvirate, Adam Scott dipped to No. 3 on the FedExCup leaderboard after closing at 6-under and in a tie for 53rd. Phil Mickelson, who flirted with firing the magic number 59 on Friday, dropped to fifth in FEC points after carding his third of three straight 71s to finish at 8-under and in a share of 41st.

With the top 70 players advancing to Conway Farms Golf Club outside Chicago from Sept. 12-15, all three remain poised to hit the $10 million jackpot with a win at the Tour Championship at the end of this month. Should any one of the players within the top five triumph in the fourth and final playoff contest, he would also win the cup outright.

"We're just trying to play for position going to East Lake,'' Woods said. "What's important is obviously after Chicago, that I'm in the top five, hopefully first, so I have the best chance to win the cup."

Here are your updated FedExCup Standings heading to the third of four playoff events in Chicago:

Rank Rank Last Week Player Points
1 13 Henrik Stenson 4,051
2 1 Tiger Woods 4,037
3 2 Adam Scott 3,917
4 4 Matt Kuchar 3,103
5 7 Graham DeLaet 2,806
6 3 Phil Mickelson 2,762
7 5 Justin Rose 2,664
8 28 Steve Stricker 2,617
9 6 Brandt Snedeker 2,326
10 9 Jordan Spieth 2,246
11 11 Keegan Bradley 1,866
12 16 Jason Day 1,785
13 19 Jason Dufner 1,781
14 10 Gary Woodland 1,771
15 14 Jim Furyk 1,718
16 12 Kevin Streelman 1,718
17 8 Bill Haas 1,718
18 21 Hunter Mahan 1,601
19 20 Boo Weekley 1,560
20 18 Webb Simpson 1,531
21 15 D.A. Points 1,496
22 17 Billy Horschel 1,491
23 22 Dustin Johnson 1,428
24 55 Sergio Garcia 1,409
25 34 Roberto Castro 1,398
26 38 Brendon de Jonge 1,379
27 25 Zach Johnson 1,343
28 26 Harris English 1,337
29 29 Charl Schwartzel 1,319
30 31 Lee Westwood 1,271
31 24 Charles Howell III 1,248
32 75 Kevin Stadler 1,235
33 43 Kevin Chappell 1,197
34 35 Nick Watney 1,193
35 49 Scott Piercy 1,186
36 23 Rickie Fowler 1,184
37 47 Chris Kirk 1,172
38 45 John Huh 1,169
39 40 Chris Stroud 1,150
40 27 Bubba Watson 1,137
41 36 Rory McIlroy 1,132
42 52 Daniel Summerhays 1,102
43 33 Russell Henley 1,088
44 39 John Merrick 1,076
45 30 Jimmy Walker 1,073
46 51 Brian Gay 1,072
47 32 Patrick Reed 1,067
48 44 Graeme McDowell 1,048
49 80 Brian Davis 1,047
50 41 Jonas Blixt 1,040
51 37 Matt Jones 1,019
52 77 Ian Poulter 1,008
53 65 Charley Hoffman 1,001
54 54 Luke Donald 992
55 62 Scott Stallings 984
56 42 David Lynn 964
57 46 Matt Every 947
58 76 Marc Leishman 921
59 73 Nicholas Thompson 918
60 56 Rory Sabbatini 915
61 48 Ken Duke 902
62 67 David Hearn 900
63 58 Michael Thompson 898
64 50 Jason Kokrak 888
65 53 Ryan Moore 870
66 68 Bryce Molder 854
67 57 Sang-Moon Bae 838
68 59 Angel Cabrera 831
69 89 Brendan Steele 826
70 91 Ernie Els 823
Eliminated from 2013 FedExCup
71 60 Ryan Palmer 823
72 61 Freddie Jacobson 821
73 74 K.J. Choi 816
74 63 Martin Laird 814
75 64 David Lingmerth 806
76 85 Stewart Cink 783
77 66 Kyle Stanley 759
78 72 Josh Teater 726
79 69 Cameron Tringale 726
80 70 Tim Clark 703
81 71 John Rollins 696
82 100 Camilo Villegas 695
83 86 Bob Estes 688
84 90 Martin Kaymer 679
85 87 Jerry Kelly 650
86 98 Justin Leonard 644
87 78 Martin Flores 630
88 79 Scott Brown 628
89 97 Bo Van Pelt 612
90 81 Luke Guthrie 607
91 82 Robert Garrigus 601
92 84 Brian Stuard 598
93 83 Derek Ernst 598
94 88 Brian Harman 578
95 96 Stuart Appleby 570
96 92 Richard Lee 569
97 93 Greg Chalmers 558
98 95 Pat Perez 549
99 94 Erik Compton 547
100 99 William McGirt 533

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