NORTON, Mass. – Hunter Mahan hit the accelerator in his bid to keep his perfect FedEx Cup Playoff record going.
With a 7-under-par 64 Sunday at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Mahan rocketed up the leaderboard. He was inside the top 10 when he signed his scorecard.
Mahan has qualified for and played in all 34 FedEx Cup playoff events since the PGA Tour went to the postseason series nine years ago. He had some work to do this week to keep his streak going. He started this week 91st in the FedEx Cup Playoffs standings knowing he had to move into the top 70 to advance to the BMW Championship and then up to the top 30 to make it to the playoff finale, the Tour Championship. When he signed his scorecard Sunday, he was projected to move to 62nd in FedEx Cup points.
“It's something I want to continue,” Mahan said. “I'm trying as hard as I can. I'm very proud of it. I feel like it's a sense of accomplishment to be the last person to have played in every single one of them. I know it's my goal every year to get to the Tour Championship and have a chance to win the FedExCup.
“And the great thing about it is it does give guys like myself, who are kind of farther back, an opportunity to really move up there and have a chance. If you do win or place highly up there, you never know what can happen in Atlanta.”