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Deutsche Bank Championship

Generation Next has arrived

ATLANTA — Tiger Woods didn't qualify for the Tour Championship, his second consecutive miss. Nor is Jim Furyk around to defend his title.

They account for three of the four FedEx Cup crowns awarded since the PGA Tour's "playoff" series was introduced. Vijay Singh did make the 30-man lineup but needs serious help to take home the $10 million FedEx top prize. Ditto for Phil Mickelson.

Suffice it to say the FedEx Cup will have a fresh champion when the final putt drops Sunday at East Lake Golf Club. And it very well could come from a new generation starting to make its mark on the PGA Tour.

"It's been a tremendously rewarding year from the standpoint of...