Justin Rose of England leads the second FedExCup play-off event the Dell Technologies Championship at TPC Boston.
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Justin leads the Dell Technologies Championship by one shot on day one, carding a bogey free first round -6 under par 65 at TPC Boston, the only player bogey free on the day;
“I looked at the pins last night, and I thought there was an opportunity to make some birdies.”
“The pins were in accessible places. I felt clearly it was trickier than I thought last night. It was windier today, a cool breeze, just enough to swirl around and make it tricky.”
“I guess just keeping the card clean made the birdies really count for something.”
Russell Knox, Scotland, and Abraham Ancer, Mexico, ares in second place at -5 under with their opening rounds of 66.
Russell holed out with a 109-yard approach shot for Eagle on the par four 15th hole.
Rory McIlroy could only manage an opening effort of even par 71, to be T42, while Tiger Woods carded +1 over par 72 for to be T57.
Rory explained his difficulties;
“It was hard today because there were a lot of cross winds and it was a little variable.”
“Sometimes it was downwind; into the wind; when it gets like that it’s hard to trust it.”
“I backed off a few shots.”
Tiger also blamed the wind, but putted well, and made a strange comment about no one going low, six under seemed pretty low to me;
“When I did miss it, I missed in bad spots, but overall, no one is going low out there today.”
“It’s tricky with the wind blowing the way it is right now. Hopefully tomorrow I can miss in correct spots and make a few more birdies than I did today.”
“I putted beautifully today, I really did. I hit a lot of good putts.”