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2012 Deutsche Bank Championship Preview: Lengthy Courses Par For The Course

The 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship tees off Friday, and power players have the advantage at a long TPC Boston course.

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The 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship represents part two of the PGA playoffs' four events, and this year it also marks the second of four courses where power games have the advantage. The event tees off Friday at TPC Boston, and the guys who can hit for length and precision will have the best shot at taking home the winner's money.

This year, the courses that are part of the FedEx Cup are especially long. After finishing up at The Barclays, which was at a Bethpage Black course that is listed at 7,468 yards and par 71, the PGA playoffs continue at TPC Boston's 7,214-yard, par 71 course.

Naturally the favorites become Ryder Cup leader Tigers Woods, 2011 winner Webb Simpson and others that fall into the power game category. Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh are two other veterans that have won the course in Norton, Mass., both of whom can pack a punch off the tee.

Of Seattle connections in the field, Tacoma, Wash., native Ryan Moore will begin play at 9:22 p.m. PT while Kyle Stanley out of Gig Habor, Wash., tees off at 9:58 a.m. PT.

And for what it's worth, Stanley has the fifth-longest drive in PGA play during 2012. He knocked a ball 429 yards off the tee earlier this year.

Check out more coverage of the Deutsche Bank Championship at SB Nation's golf hub.