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Tiger Woods Shares Lead at PGA Tour’s Playoff Event in Boston

August 31, 2012

Tiger Woods shares the opening-round lead at the U.S. PGA Tour’s second playoff event after a 7- under-par round of 64.

Woods had eight birdies and a bogey at the TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts. He’s tied with Jeff Overton and two shots ahead of John Senden and 2010 British Open winner Louis Oosthuizen among players who have completed play.

“I played really well today,” Woods, 36, told reporters. “I hit a lot of good shots, and on top of that, I putted well at the same time. It was a nice little combination.”

A two-time winner of the PGA Tour’s season-long FedExCup points title, Woods tied for 38th at last week’s Barclays event, the first of four playoff tournaments to decide the season’s overall champion. He entered this week third in the standings behind Barclays winner Nick Watney and Brandt Snedeker.

After this week’s tournament, which includes the top 100 players in the standings, the field will get reduced to 70 for the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick Golf Club next week. It’s the first time Crooked Stick will host a PGA Tour event since John Daly won the 1991 PGA Championship at the Carmel, Indiana, course.

After a one-week break, the top 30 players on the points list will contend for the FedExCup title at the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mike Buteau in Atlanta at mbuteau@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net


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