NORTON, Mass. – He woke up tied for first, sharing a two-stroke lead. All he did was have a little breakfast and then some lunch and next thing Steve Stricker knew, he was four shots behind in the Deutsche Bank Championship.
Welcome to TPC Boston where the scores are low and going lower.
Stricker and Jim Furyk were tied at 8-under 63 after the first round, but Furyk backed that up with a morning 67. That has him still tied for the lead, but this time at 12-under with Sean O’Hair, who posted a sizzzling 64 as Furyk’s playing partner.
As for the other playing competitor, Retief Goosen didn’t fare badly. He shot 67.
For a threesome, Furyk, O’Hair and Goosen made an eagle, 17 birdies and just four bogeys and would have combined for a best-ball 58.