NORTON, Mass. – Despite a bogey at his last hole, Tiger Woods posted his best opening round this year on the PGA Tour (64) and grabbed a share of the early lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship.
By the end of the day at the par-71 TPC Boston, however, 21-year-old South Korean Seung-Yul Noh had overtaken Woods for the lead with a 9-under 62, and former University of Georgia golfer Chris Kirk finished at 63.
Woods, who started his round on No. 10, played his first eight holes in 1 under before going on a six-birdie run around the turn to pull clear of the field at an event he last won in 2006.
For the day, Woods hit 15 of 18 greens in regulation and eight of 14 fairways. He took 28 putts. He is tied, at 7 under par, with Jeff Overton and Ryan Moore. A shot behind him is Rory McIlroy.
Louis Oosthuizen is part of a group at 5 under. European Ryder Cup members Luke Donald and Ian Poulter are at 4 under, along with U.S. Ryder Cup hopeful Dustin Johnson and Jason Dufner.