Kevin Chappell shot a 7-under 64 Saturday to take a one-shot lead in the Deutsche Bank Championship. Here's how things shake out after 36 holes in Norton, Mass.
Leaderboard: Kevin Chappell (-11), Paul Casey (-10), Jimmy Walker (-10), Brian Harman (-9), Smylie Kaufman (-8), Dustin Johnson (-8)
What it means: Chappell moves to the No. 2 projected spot in the FedEx Cup standings. Only the top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings advance to next week's BMW Championship. After that, the top 30 advance to the Tour Championship Sept. 22-25 at East Lake in Atlanta. The top five going into the Tour Championship will control their own fate - a win would give them the FedEx Cup no matter what any of the other four do.
Round of the day: Chappell is heating up at a good time. He had back-to-back missed cuts at the PGA Championship and Travelers Championship, then finished T-31 in The Barclays. At the Deutsche Bank he made the turn Saturday in 6-under 30 thanks to four birdies and an eagle, then added two birdies and his only bogey on the back.
Best of the rest: This is no time to go strictly by low score, so congrats to Jimmy Walker for the day's other 7-under 64, but here we want to talk about Jon Curran. The 29-year-old native of nearby Hopkinton, Mass. (famed as the starting point of the Boston Marathon) shot a 5-under 66. That enabled him to finish at 1 under par and make the cut on the number. Curran made five birdies and one bogey on his first nine (the back), birdied the first four homes on his second nine, but then finished bogey-bogey-bogey-par.
Biggest disappointment: Four players began the tournament inside the FedEx Cup top 70, but missed the cut and fell outside the magic 70 number: Jerry Kelly, who shot 75 and fell from 61st to 75th; Martin Laird, who shot 68 but because of his opening 75 fell from 63rd to 79th; Chez Reavie, who shot 70 and fell from 70th to 82nd, and Colt Knost, who shot 75 and fell from 65th to 80th.
The OWGR leaders: World No. 1 Jason Day parred the 18th hole to shoot 71 and make the cut on the number. No. 2 Dustin Johnson was cruising along, 7 under for the day, whwn he lost his drive to the right and into the hazard on the 18th hole. His subsequent double bogey left him with a 66 that dropped him to a tie for fifth. No. 3 Jordan Spieth birdied his final hole (No. 9) in a 68 that left him five shots off the lead. No. 4 Henrik Stenson is seven shots back after a 70. No. 5 Rory McIlroy is also seven back after a 67.
Shot of the day: Chappell made an eagle-3 on the par-5 seventh hole by jarring this 37-yard shot:
Main storylines heading into Round 3: Now comes the jockeying for position in the FedEx Cup standings as well as the Deutsche Bank leaderboard.