Brendon De Jong, of South Africa, leads the Deutsche Bank Championship after the 1st round at TPC Boston.
Brendon shot -6 under par 65 in the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, giving him a two shot lead over the field.
Second place is shared between nine players, with the popular score of -4 under par 67; Luke Donald, Colt Knost, Kevin Chappell, Ian Poulter, Matt Jones, Harris English, Charley Hoffman, Henrik Stenson and Rickie Fowler.
Player on a hot streak, Jason Day is in the group at -3 under par, following his opening effort of 68.
Jason is putting well, carding three straight birdies from the 10th, the hole does not look big to him, just good putts;
“I’m putting some good rolls on it and then reading the putts is obviously key.”
“I’d like to say big, but it isn’t.”
“Over the last seven weeks my speed has been fantastic, that’s why I’m rolling putts in.”
“I can go in and fully believe and trust that the line I’m picking is correct.”
World number one Rory McIlroy carded a -1 under par to be in a group T26, which includes Phil Mickelson.
Rory had some putting problems;
“I felt like I hit a lot of good putts today that didn’t go in, and that probably had to do with the speed.”
“I think my driving the ball, I think my short irons are pretty good.”
“I think my mid-to-long irons, especially my long irons, I had a couple of iffy ones out there today. I can sharpen that up a little bit.”
“And obviously on the greens. These greens are probably the fastest I have putted on in a while.”
Very bad FedExCup play-off starts for Jordan Spieth, +4 over 75, and Bubba Watson +2 over 73, you would not expect that for these players.
A frustrated Jordan declined to speak to the media.