Skyrocketing: Oakley’s Charley Hoffman Victorious at Deutsche Bank Championship, Shoots to No. 2 Spot in FedEx Cup Standings
Oakley’s Charley Hoffman might as well have had rocket boosters on his cleats.
The O golfer blasted up 57 spots in the FedEx Cup standings to the second place position after posting a huge victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship this past weekend in Norton, Mass. Hoffman shot a blistering 62 to come from 4 shots back and win by 5. Tantalizing golf fans everywhere, he watched 11 birdies roll into the cup…through his custom Team Green and White Oakley Flak Jackets with G30 lenses, that is.
The killer performance throws Charley in serious contention for the $10 million bonus reserved for the FedEx Cup winner. With only two more events before the coronation of a victor, it’s safe to say that he’s in a position to challenge the first place athlete for the honor. His win also guaranteed himself a spot in the final event, which will feature the top 30 Fedex point leaders.
Charley’s timing could not have been better, as U.S. Team Captain Cory Pavin is currently in the process of selecting the final 4 players to round out his Ryder Cup team. Hoffman would be a smart move if the Deutsche Bank performance was any foreshadowing of things to come.
“The best perk, hopefully, will be a Ryder Cup berth,” said Hoffman, referring to the shower of opportunities are coming as a result of his amazing week. “Obviously, I wasn’t in contention, but I hope I am now. It would be an honor to play, and I think I can play well.”
Starting the final round four shots behind Jason Day, he detonated his deficit with four straight birdies early in his round. A touch of magic and some awesome shots had him take the lead. Once he was at the front of the pack, he delivered some crushing blows with three more birdies over the final four holes for a five-shot victory over rivals Day (71), Geoff Ogilvy (66) and Luke Donald (69).
“The playoffs, that’s what you try to do,” he said. “I wasn’t even close to anything for the most part starting the playoffs. Played decent last week, and just got it going this week.”
An understatement to say the least. Charley closed out the competition at 22-under 262 to tie the tournament record first set by Vijay Singh in 2008.
A huge congratulations to Charley for turning the golf world on its head this week!