DeChambeau eyes Ryder berth after Boston win

Tracy Wilcox  PGA TourMore

Tracy Wilcox PGA TourMore

DeChambeau's win in MA makes him the second player - after Vijay Singh in 2008 to win the first two legs of the FedEx Cup play-offs.

A third title of the season should also guarantee him a place among Team USA captain Jim Furyk's wildcard picks, which will be announced on Tuesday evening.

DeChambeau earned a spot on the team thanks to three wins this year (Memorial Tournament, The Northern Trust and Dell Technologies Championship).

Early in DeChambeau's final round, he was one of five golfers tied for the lead at 13 under, but he seized sole possession of the lead for good by birdieing seven, eight and nine to finish his first nine in 4 under.

2018 Form: The Belgian was the one bright spot to come out of Europe's defeat at Hazeltine two years ago, although he may have timed a return to form a little too late for a place in the team this time.

The FedEx Cup Playoffs began with the August 23-26 Northern Trust, after which the original field of 125 was cut to 100.

European captain Thomas Bjorn has named Paul Casey, Sergio Garcia.

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The 24-year-old American carded a final-round four-under-par 67 to win by two shots from England's Justin Rose.

He barely scraped into the field for the BMW Championship starting outside Philadelphia on Thursday, where the top 70 in the standings will tee it up.

Peter Uihlein, the former U.S. Amateur champion in his first full season on the PGA Tour, birdied his last three holes for a 68. He capped four straight rounds in the 60s with a two-under 69. Furyk will announce his final captain's pick after this week's BMW Championship. Woods closed with a 71 and tied for 24th; Mickelson, who has played on every Ryder Cup team since 1995, made nine birdies Monday in a closing round of 63.

The likely choices would seem to be DeChambeau, Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods - they finished Nos.

Woods was already going to be in Paris as a vice-captain, while Mickelson (18-20-7 in Ryder Cup play) has now officially made his 12th consecutive Ryder Cup team. Finau tied a PGA Championship record with 10 birdies in the second round while playing with Furyk.

"So fortunate also that it's the day before the Ryder Cup picks, although I don't feel that should be a bearing", he said. "But it certainly doesn't hurt". Justin Rose shot 65 and briefly pressured the victor before finishing tied for second with Rickie Fowler.

The top 30 will compete in the Tour Championship, the final event of the season, on September 20 to 23 at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia.

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