Four golfers are tied for the lead after one round at the Northern Trust, while Tiger Woods had a solid start to his 2020 FedEx Cup playoffs.
Harris English, Kevin Streelman, Cameron Davis and Russell Henley carded 7-under 64s in the first round at TPC Boston. The quartet holds a one-stroke lead in the opening playoff event.
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The leaderboard is so congested, Woods’ 3-under 68 is only good enough to be tied for 30th.
The 15-time major champion started on the back nine and was even through 11 before making birdies on four of six holes.
As he looked set to finish with a 67, Woods bogeyed his final hole.
Seven players are tied for fifth at 6 under, with Louis Oosthuizen, Charley Hoffman, Scott Piercy, Bubba Watson, Kevin Kisner, Sebastian Munoz and Matthew Wolff shooting 65s. Watson, who has missed six cuts in 14 events this year, carded seven birdies and a bogey to make a strong start.
Two-time Northern Trust winner Dustin Johnson opened with a 4-under 67 to be in a tie for 20th.
The PGA Championship runner-up was 5 under through 13 holes before producing two bogeys either side of his birdie at the sixth.
Rickie Fowler, who has struggled this year, also started with a 67.
Justin Thomas and defending champion Patrick Reed also managed 68s with Woods.
Rory McIlroy, hoping to kick-start his year, carded a 2-under 69 to be in a group tied for 53rd, alongside the likes of Jordan Spieth, Justin Rose and Jon Rahm.
Collin Morikawa, in action for the first time since winning the PGA, battled to an even-par 71.
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