The second tournament of the FedEx Cup Playoffs got started on Friday at TPC Boston. It was James Hahn and Ryan Moore who jumped out to the lead at 6 under, but the leaderboard is packed behind them with 32 players at 3 under or better.
The strong fields provided by the playoff events are paying off with stacked leaderboards. Among those in the condensed hunt behind Hahn and Moore are Adam Scott (-4), Justin Rose (-3), Henrik Stenson (-3), Patrick Reed (-3), Dustin Johnson (-3), Sergio Garcia (-3) and Jordan Spieth (-3). Behind that group are more stars like Rickie Fowler (-2), Hideki Matsuyama (-2) and Jason Day (-1) all still within striking distance of the leaders after the first round.
Moore and Hahn’s 65s were impressive at TPC Boston, using terrific ball-striking to jump into the lead. Hahn found every fairway on Friday, and both showed off the accuracy with the irons on Friday afternoon.
While Hahn and Moore played tremendous golf all day, the shot of the day didn’t come from anyone in contention after the first round. Instead it came from Phil Mickelson, who shot a 4 over 75 and is in to finish the day in T93, with one of his patented flop shots on the 18th.
The Deutsche Bank is one of the rare tournaments with a scheduled Monday finish, being that it’s on Labor Day weekend, so the second round will be on Saturday with the cut being made Saturday evening going into Sunday.
Source: CBS Sports Headlines / Stacked leaderboard after first round at Deutsche Bank Championship