Tracker: Day, Palmer share Deutsche Bank lead

Jason Day during the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston.

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Jason Day fired a 3-under 68 in Saturday's second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship to grab a share of the lead with Ryan Palmer at TPC Boston.

Day and Palmer, who shot even-par 71, lead Billy Horschel and Matt Kuchar by one shot. Horschel and Kuchar each shot 66.

Rory McIlroy is five shots back at 3 under after shooting 69.

Here's how it all unfolded Saturday in Norton, Mass.:

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Update No. 31: 6:32 p.m. ET

Eighty players are currently projected to make the cut, which stands at 3 over right now. However, 69 players are at 2 over or better.

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Update No. 30: 6:27 p.m. ET

Rory McIlroy gets a tough lie in the rough after his tee shot at the par-5 18th, but after laying up, McIlroy sticks his third shot to about 3 feet and makes the birdie putt to wrap up a 2-under 69. McIlroy will enter the third round at 3 under, five shots out of first.

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Update No. 29: 6:18 p.m. ET

So much for going into Sunday's third round as the solo leader. Jason Day misses the green left in two shots at the par-5 18th, but then sends his third shot over the green and into a bunker. He fails to get up and down from there, and bogeys to fall back to 8 under and shoot 3-under 68 today.

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Update No. 28: 5:53 p.m. ET

Rory McIlroy responds to a double bogey at the par-4 14th with birdie at the par-4 15th. McIlroy, now through 16 holes, is 2 under overall, seven shots back of leader Jason Day, who just birdied the par-3 16th to move to 9 under.

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Update No. 27: 5:23 p.m. ET

After finding a greenside bunker at the par-4 14th, Jason Day can't get up and down to save par and drops back to 8 under.

Also, Martin Kaymer is 6 under through 14 holes today. The German is 6 under overall, too, and has the best round going on the course right now – Danny Lee is in the clubhouse after a second-round 6-under 65.

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Update No. 26: 5:04 p.m. ET

Jason Day bogeys the par-4 12th to drop to 9 under, but he still leads by one shot. Also, Rory McIlroy has remained at 3 under and is now 2 under through 12 holes today.

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Update No. 25: 4:14 p.m. ET

Jason Day birdies the par-4 ninth to make the turn in 5-under 31. Day leads by two shots at 10 under. Rory McIlroy is also through nine holes today and is 3 under overall.

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Update No. 24: 3:59 p.m. ET

Billy Horschel's 5-under 66 included six birdies, including this one at the par-5 18th.

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Update No. 23: 3:29 p.m. ET

Jason Day moves to 9 under and into sole possession of the lead after a birdie at the par-5 seventh. Day found the right rough off the tee and was long and left of the green in two shots, but he got up and down for the birdie.

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Update No. 22: 3:22 p.m. ET

Rory McIlroy gets back to 3 under after hitting his approach to inside of 5 feet at the par-4 sixth and making the birdie putt.

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Update No. 21: 3:13 p.m. ET

Jason Day joins Ryan Palmer at 8 under after making a 40-foot birdie putt at the par-4 sixth. Day, who was T-2 at The Barclays and T-15 at the PGA Championship, is 3 under through six holes today.

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Update No. 20: 2:55 p.m. ET

Keegan Bradley three-putts for bogey at the par-4 14th to drop back to 6 under. Rory McIlroy, who dropped a shot at the par-3 third, is still at 2 under after a par at the fourth hole.

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Update No. 19: 2:29 p.m. ET

Rory McIlroy is just short of the green in two shots at the par-5 second and gets up and down for birdie to move to 3 under.

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Update No. 18: 2:26 p.m. ET

Keegan Bradley moves into a share of second at 7 under after a birdie at the par-4 12th. At the 12th, Bradley hit his approach to about 20 feet and made the birdie putt.

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Update No. 17: 2:02 p.m. ET

Rory McIlroy birdies his opening hole, the par-4 first, sinking a 15-foot putt to move to 2 under overall.

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Update No. 16: 1:51 p.m. ET

Rory McIlroy has just teed off to begin his second round. At the top of the leaderboard, Ryan Palmer just wrapped up an even-par 71 to remain at 8 under. Matt Kuchar is also 8 under and is 6 under through 17 holes today.

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Update No. 15: 12:59 p.m. ET

Phil Mickelson just wrapped up a 2-under 69 and at 1 over for the tournament, he'll likely make the cut.

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Update No. 14: 12:36 p.m. ET

Make that six birdies in a row for Matt Kuchar, who birdies the short par-4 fourth to move to 8 under. He's now the leader by one shot over Ryan Palmer and Billy Hurley III.

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Update No. 13: 12:20 p.m. ET

Matt Kuchar birdies the par-3 third, his fifth straight birdie, to join Ryan Palmer and Billy Hurley III in the lead at 7 under. Kuchar is 5 under through 12 holes today.

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Update No. 12: 12:18 p.m. ET

Billy Horschel and Matt Kuchar are both 6 under. They are also both 4 under through 11 holes today. Horschel entered the week at No. 82 in the FedEx Cup standings, so he needs a good finish this week to keep his season alive.

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Update No. 11: 12:12 p.m. ET

Jim Furyk is 4 under through 11 holes today with no birdies. No birdies? Yes, because Furyk also has a pair of eagles at the par-5 second and the par-4 15th, the latter of which came on a hole-out from 145 yards. See video of the shot above.

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Update No. 10: 12:04 p.m. ET

Ryan Palmer birdies the par-4 12th to move back to 7 under. However, he's still in a share of the lead as Billy Hurley III, 4 under through nine holes today, is also 7 under.

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Update No. 9: 11:33 a.m. ET

Brandt Snedeker is 4 over through 13 holes today and 5 over overall. Snedeker is currently projected to drop from 71st to 85th in the FedEx Cup standings, which means he wouldn't qualify for the BMW Championship in two weeks.

If that happens, he almost certainly wouldn't be a captain's pick for the Ryder Cup, either.

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Update No. 8: 11:26 a.m. ET

After missing the green at the par-3 third, Phil Mickelson bogeys to fall back to 1 over. The projected cut is currently 2 over.

Also, Ryan Palmer just bogeyed the par-4 10th to drop to 6 under and into a share of the lead with Keegan Bradley.

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Update No. 7: 11:10 a.m. ET

Phil Mickelson responds to his bogey at the ninth with a birdie at the par-4 10th. Mickelson drained an 8-footer at the 10th.

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Update No. 6: 11:08 a.m. ET

Here's a look at where the top 5 players in the FedEx Cup standings stand:

  1. Hunter Mahan, 2 over, 1:40 p.m.
  2. Rory McIlroy, 1 under, 1:40 p.m.
  3. Jimmy Walker, 1 under, 1:40 p.m.
  4. Matt Kuchar: 2 under, even thru 7 today
  5. Bubba Watson, 3 over, 2 over thru 7 today

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Update No. 5: 11:01 a.m. ET

Ryan Palmer bogeys the par-3 eighth to drop back to 7 under.

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Update No. 4: 10:44 a.m. ET

Phil Mickelson goes for the green in two at the par-5 18th and finds the native area. After a drop, Mickelson hits his fourth shot to about 10 feet and misses the par putt. The bogey drops Mickelson back to 1 over, nine shots back of leader Ryan Palmer.

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Update No. 3: 10:22 a.m. ET

Ryan Palmer hasn't made a par yet in five holes, but he's still even par on his round. He's made three birdies, a bogey and a double bogey so far today and leads by two shots over Keegan Bradley, who tees off this afternoon.

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Update No. 2: 10:03 a.m. ET

Phil Mickelson is off to a better start today with three birdies in his first seven holes, including just moments ago at the par-3 seventh. He's 3 under on his second round and even par for the tournament.

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Update No. 1: 10 a.m. ET

Before we get the blog started, let's look back at Friday's first round.

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Friday coverage

A year after 62 at TPC Boston, Spieth opens Deutsche Bank with 67

Jordan Spieth still calls last year's final-round 62 at the Deutsche Bank Championship "probably the best round I've ever played." Friday, he continued his success at TPC Boston with an opening-round 4-under 67.

Tracker: Palmer (63) leads Bradley by 2 at Deutsche Bank

Keegan Bradley posted a 6-under 65 early in Friday's first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, but then Ryan Palmer answered with an afternoon 63 to grab a two-shot lead at TPC Boston. Here's how it happened.

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Pre-tournament coverage

Ogilvy takes can't-lose approach at TPC Boston

For Geoff Ogilvy, there's an upside as the last guy invited to the party at this week’s Deutsche Bank Championship, the second stop in the PGA Tour’s four-pronged FedEx Cup playoffs.

Mahan: Victory 'poetic justice' for instructor Foley

While Sean Foley had nothing but positive things to say about his amicable split with Tiger Woods, last week's winner Hunter Mahan was equally positive in talking about his instructor Thursday at TPC Boston.

Appleby grinds his way back to relevance on Tour

From 1999 to 2009, Stuart Appleby was counted among the elite on the PGA Tour. During the past five years, Appleby has seen his impact on the game slowed until a second-place finish last week pushed him to 19th in the FedEx Cup standings.

Fowler, McIlroy among Deutsche Bank picks

Rickie Fowler and World No. 1 Rory McIlroy are among our senior writers' favorites to win the PGA Tour's Deutsche Bank Championship; see the rest of the expert picks to contend right here!

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