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Deutsche Bank Championship - TPC Boston course preview

DeutscheBank Logo 2007This week the PGA Tour returns to TPC Boston in Norton, Mass. for the Deutsche Bank Championship, the second event of the 2009 FedEx Cup Playoffs. Tom Brodeur, GCSAA Class A superintendent, has dealt with a roller coaster of weather this summer, as a very wet June and July were followed by a very hot and dry August. TPC Boston had only received 0.2 inches of rain in the past month before Tropical Depression Danny dropped 2.25 inches on Saturday.
New changes to the golf course this year include narrowed landing areas and mounding on Nos. 14 and 15, new mounding to the right of No. 17 green and the reshaping of some surrounds on holes No. 3 and 6.

grass type

Grass type:
Tees - Bentgrass - .3'
Fairways - Bentgrass - .425'
Greens - Bentgrass - .13'
Rough - Kentucky bluegrass; fescue - 4'


Weather: A chance of rain on Friday gives way to sunny skies on the weekend. Temperatures in the mid to upper-70s.


Yardage: 7,202 yards, par 71

signature hole

Fun fact: In addition to hosting the PGA Tour, TPC Boston is also the headquarters of the Massachusetts Golf Association and the Francis Ouimet Museum.


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