Fantasy GolfSeptember 2, 2015

Can anyone stop the Jason Day freight train heading to Boston?

Incredibly, in the span of one just over a year we've seen three different golfers go on historically hot runs. First came Rory McIlroy winning the final two majors of 2014. Then came Jordan Spieth winning the first two majors of 2015. And now, Jason Day is on a run that could eclipse them all. Golf's new "Big Three" have captivated fans everywhere and done the unthinkable: make people actually care and pay attention to the Official World Golf Ranking. At this week's Deutsche Bank Championship, all three have a chance to claim the top spot -- temporarily making the $10 million FedEx Cup bonus they're competing for an afterthought. Which -- if any -- of those guys do I like at TPC Boston? Here's my weekly PGA Tour Fantasy Golf lineup:

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Jason Day: Duh. The red-hot Aussie is coming off two consecutive wins in which he set tournament scoring records and won by a combined nine shots. Day has had plenty of success at the Deutsche Bank as well, finishing at least 10 under par in five of his last six trips to Beantown. After his win at Plainfield, which included nearly 150 feet of made putts in the final round, Day said he feels like he's putting like Jordan Spieth these days. Good luck, folks.

Rory McIlroy: In 16 career rounds at TPC Boston, McIlroy has five scores of 65 or better, including three 64s. Back at No. 1 after taking last week off, he finished first here in 2012 and added a T-5 last year. The lack of play since his ankle injury is a bit concerning, but a 17th-place finish at the PGA in his only start since indicates he's back to full strength. And as the only "Big Three" member not to win a major this year, winning the FedEx Cup is his last chance to make a major mark on 2015.

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Henrik Stenson: I watched the Swede go through a marathon range session last Tuesday in which he seemed very frustrated and felt he was getting too laid off at the top of his swing. Five days later he finished solo second. These guys, right? Stenson also won at TPC Boston two years ago on his way to claiming the FedEx Cup.

Bill Haas: The good news for Haas is he's finished T-9 at TPC Boston twice, including last year. The bad news is he needs better than that (probably a top five) to move from No. 11 into the top 10 of the Presidents Cup standings. If he doesn't, that's going to put his dad, the U.S. captain, in a tough spot. Make it easy on your old man, will you, Bill?

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__ Bench:__ Tony Finau and Robert Streb.

And for those of you playing other fantasy golf formats:

Yahoo! lineup: Rory McIlroy, Jason Day, Phil Mickelson, and Robert Streb.

Bench/backups: Henrik Stenson, Justin Rose, Paul Casey, and Louis Oosthuizen.

Knockout/One-and-done pick: Rory McIlroy. Bonus prediction: Rory holds off Jason by one in a Monday shootout to retain the No. 1 spot. Dash Day runs onto the 18th green anyway.

Previously used: Keegan Bradley (Bay Hill), Paul Casey (Honda), Jason Day (Farmers -- WINNER!), Luke Donald (Valspar), Jamie Donaldson (Doral), Jim Furyk (Valero), Sergio Garcia (Players), Bill Haas (Riviera), Billy Horschel (Memphis), Charles Howell III (Sony), Dustin Johnson (Pebble), Zach Johnson (Colonial), Brooks Koepka (Barclays); Matt Kuchar (Heritage), Marc Leishman (Nelson), Hunter Mahan (Canadian), Phil Mickelson (U.S. Open), Geoff Ogilvy (Hyundai), Louis Oosthuizen (Houston), Ryan Palmer (Humana), Justin Rose (PGA), Webb Simpson (Greenbrier), Brandt Snedeker (Travelers), Brendan Steele (Phoenix), Henrik Stenson (British Open); Steve Stricker (John Deere), Justin Thomas (Wyndham), Jimmy Walker (Masters).

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