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Day, Palmer co-lead TPC Boston FedEx Cup Playoff stop

Second Round  – PGA Tour – FedEx Cup Playoffs – Deutsche Bank Championship –TPC Boston – Boston, Mass.

Aussie Jason Day and American Ryan Palmer find themselves tied at the top of the leader board through two rounds at the Deutsche Bank Championship.

Palmer, the overnight leader, was just even-par in Saturday’s second round at TPC Boston but continues to apply pressure to the game’s best players at the second-leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

Day, who had a shot to win last week before finishing T-2 at The Barclays, carded a 3-under-68 as he scattered three bogeys. Day, No. 7 in the Official World Golf Ranking, fired a sizzling 31 on the front nine.

While Day among the favorites at 16-to-1 odds at skybet.com, Palmer entered the week as a whopping 125-1 betting long shot at the Deutsche Bank.

After posting 5-under rounds, both Billy Horschel and Matt Kuchar are T-3 at 7-under heading into the final 36 holes. Keegan Bradley, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed headline a crew at T-5 just two back.

Kuchar, 8th in the world ranking, scattered four bogeys on his day and still posted a 66.

The low round of the day was posted by Danny Lee, who carded a 6-under-65 that including five straight birdies at one point. Russell Henley and Jim Furyk were among those to log 66s.

Only the Top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings after this week to advance to next week’s BMW Championship.

Other Golf News:

  • Scott Brown aced the par-3 8th hole at TPC Boston Saturday en route to a shooting 68.
  • Henrie Otto (16-under) leads the European Tour’s Italian Open by two shots over Richie Ramsay, who shot 66 in round three. Bernd Wiesberger is alone in third place at 13-under, while Stephan Gallacher sits in 6th at 10-under.
  • Bob Tway shot 63, which includes a pair of bogeys, to reach 10-under overall and a tie for the lead with Joe Durant at the Champions Tour’s Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary.
  • Colt Knost leads the first-leg of the Web.com Tour Finals at the Hotel Fitness Championship after 54 holes at 15-under. Knost is a shot ahead of overnight leader Sam Saunders and Greg Owen. Bud Cauley is T-4 at 13-under, while Chad Campbell sits at 11-under with 18 holes to play.