NORTON, Mass. (AP) Brendon de Jonge opened with a 6-under 65 in the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday that allowed the Zimbabwean to wonder if this might be the week he breaks through with his first win.
De Jonge had a two-shot lead over nine players, including Rickie Fowler, Henrik Stenson, Luke Donald, Colt Knost, Kevin Chappell, Ian Poulter, Matt Jones, Harris Englishand Charley Hoffman.
Jason Day, who needs a victory to become No. 1 in the world for the first time, played in the tougher morning conditions and shot a 68 at TPC Boston. He won The Barclays last week in New Jersey for his fourth victory of the year and third in four starts.
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World No. 1 Rory McIlroy had a 70, while Jordan Spieth had his third straight round over par. Spieth had eight bogeys in a round of 75.
The 100 in the FedEx Cup standings qualified for the second event in the playoffs. The field will be cut to 70 for the BMW Championship on Sept. 17-20 at Conway Farms in Lake Forest, Illinois, and to 30 for the Tour Championship the following week at East Lake in Atlanta.
MOSCOW (AP) – Wales’ Bradley Dredge shot a 5-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead in the Russian Open.
Dredge had a 10-under 132 total at Jack Nicklaus-designed Skolkovo.