The second event of the FedEx Playoffs is underway and the top 100 players in the race will be looking to go low in order to capture the Deutsche Bank Championship. The 7,241, par-72 TPC Boston layout in Norton, Massachusetts is designed with wide fairways and many risk-reward holes, forcing the players to stay aggressive in hopes of keeping pace with the leaders. 

"If you're in position out here, you can be aggressive...everybody knows you're going to have to go out and make birdies" said former champion and Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman, who ranks 33rd on the FedEx Cup points list.

"You've got to get to 20-something under. There are guys shooting 60, 61, 62, every year out here"

Points leader and Pro V1x loyalist Hunter Mahan realizes that while there are many opportunities to be make birdies, players still need to properly plan and execute.

"The wind blowing right now should dry out the course quite a bit and dry out the greens. We'll really have to think about our approach shots and how we want to come into the greens, and angles become very important"

In order to shoot low scores, golfers need complete control and confidence in their equipment, especially their golf ball.

BY THE NUMBERS: 2014 DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP

 This week at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Titleist is the overwhelming golf ball choice with 54 players in the field trusting a Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success. That’s more than four times the nearest competitor with 13 and more than all competitors combined.

Titleist was also the top choice in the iron (25) and approach, sand and lob wedge (84) categories.

SHOTS AND SCENES

 The #1 Ball on the TPC Boston practice green.

 Titleist Brand Ambassador Charley Hoffman gets in some early work on the TPC Boston practice range.

 The Titleist Tour Van arrived early on Monday ready to address any and all player equipment needs.

 Vokey Tour Representative Aaron Dill (left) and Titleist Tour Technical Representative Dave Southworth share a laugh on board the van.

 Bob Vokey was on site earlier this week to help players get their wedges playoff ready.


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Join the Folds of Honor mission this Labor Day weekend, August 29th - September 1st, by playing a round of golf to support Patriot Golf Day and honor our military heroes.

You can make your round this weekend matter by adding an extra $1 to your green fees at participating golf courses and your donation will help fund Folds of Honor Foundation Scholarships. In the last seven years, golfers nationwide have been instrumental in raising donations through Patriot Golf Day events, resulting in over 7,500 scholarships in all 50 states and 41 PGA sections.

We’re proud to support this great cause and we hope you’ll join the mission this weekend. Find a course near you.

About Patriot Golf Day
Patriot Golf Day is the flagship fundraiser for the Folds of Honor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides postsecondary educational scholarships for the children and spouses of military men and women disabled or killed while serving our great nation. On Labor Day weekend, golfers across the country are asked to add an extra dollar to their greens fees to fund Folds of Honor scholarships. The Patriot Golf Day campaign is jointly supported by The PGA of America and the United States Golf Association.

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A long par-3 always presents a challenge for every golfer, but if you're armed with the right game plan and technique, it can become a scoring opportunity. 

And to help us improve our approach, Titleist Staff Professional Mark Blackburn is back to discuss the importance of choosing a conservative target and making an aggressive swing.

Mark's advice is to focus on hitting a high, soft shot in order to maximize control. To do this, he explains how a long, shallow swing will help launch the ball higher and create a steeper angle of decent.

Watch the video above to learn how to add this shot to your game and click on the image below to check out the entire 18 Shots series of tips.

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