Deutsche Bank Championship 2012 Preview: Phil Mickelson Headlines Field In FedExCup Playoff

Aug. 26, 2012; Farmingdale, NY, USA; Phil Mickelson tees off the 12th hole during the final round of The Barclays at Bethpage State Park. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

Sun Devil alum Phil Mickelson will look to get back to his winning ways at this weekend's Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston, the second of four FedEx Cup events in the PGA Tour's postseason.

The 2012 Deutsche Bank Championship will tee off on Friday morning and run through Labor Day afternoon on Monday. With the postseason push for the 2012 FedEx Cup in full swing and players looking to climb the playoff standings, you can bet we'll see some great action at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., this weekend.

While Arizona State University alumnus Phil Mickelson has struggled for most of this year, he has shown signs of improvement of late. He will tee off at 12:46 p.m. ET.

As for the other favorites in the field, Tiger Woods and Brandt Snedeker will tee off together at 8:40 a.m. ET. Woods always seems to get off to a good start in these events, although rounds three and four have not been kind to the world's former No. 1 player. Nick Watney, fresh off his win at The Barclays, rounds out their group.

World No. 1 Rory McIlroy, who was sensational in winning the 2012 PGA Championship earlier this month, is scheduled to begin his first round at 1:10 p.m. ET, joined by Zach Johnson and Jason Dufner. British Open champion Ernie Els joins Mickelson and Rickie Fowler at 12:46 p.m. ET.

For news, updates and more on the Deutsche Bank Championship, be sure to check back with SB Nation Arizona and SB Nation's golf hub.

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