Second Round — PGA Tour — FedEx Cup Playoffs — Deutsche Bank Championship —
TPC Boston — Norton, Mass. —
A proven PGA Tour champion and winning earlier this season at the OHL Classic in Mexico, Charley Hoffman carded nine birdies against a lone bogey to shoot 63 at TPC Boston Friday.
Hoffman moved into the outright lead at 12-under heading into the “weekend” at the Deutsche Bank Championship in the second leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.
Sitting at 17th in the FedEx Cup Standings heading into Boston, Hoffman is in positioned to make a run at the title with a victory this week. Through 36 holes, he leads Brendon de Jonge by three shots and a host of contenders bunched at 8-under and four back including PLAYERS champion Rickie Fowler and Open champion Zach Johnson. Kevin Chappell and Matt Jones are also at T-3.
FedEx Cup leader Jason Day is T-10 alongside Jim Furyk, Danny Lee and Hideki Matsuyama. Both Furyk and Matsuyama recorded 65s in round two.
At 47th in the Official World Golf Ranking, Hoffman entered the week as a 125-to-1 long shot bet to win the Deutsche Bank at Ladbrokes.com. He has a past victory at the Deutsche making his dangerous heading in Moving Day Sunday with a final round set for Monday on Labor Day.
Other Golf News:
- As for the FedEx Cup update, Day led the standings heading into TPC Boston. At T-10, he continues to be in great shape. Jordan Spieth missed his second straight cut in the playoffs, while Bubba Watson (3rd in the standings) is T-42 through two rounds at even par.
- Lee Slattery (13-under) leads the European Tour’s M2M Russian Open through 54 holes. He has a two-shot advantage heading into the final. David Horsey, a winner two weeks ago in Denmark, is three back. Slattery opened as a 40-1 betting pick.
- Besides Spieth, several high-profile players missed the cut at Deutsche Bank including World No. 5 Justin Rose, Jimmy Walker (4th in the FedEx Cup standings) and Brooks Koepka.
- The LPGA Tour returns to action next week with the season’s final major at the Evian Championship in France. Hyo Joo Kim is the defending champion.