NORTON – Henrik Stenson has worked his way into a tie for second at the Deutsche Bank Championship, shooting a bogey-free 63 in Saturday’s second round at TPC Boston.
Stenson birdied the last two holes, and at 12-under, is just one shot behind leader Sergio Garcia. He’s tied for second with Roberto Castro. The Swede had eight birdies and 10 pars.
Stenson has six top-10 finishes on the PGA Tour this season, but has been playing his best golf lately: He went 2-2-3 in a three-tournament stretch, at the British Open, Bridgestone Invitational, and PGA Championship.
12:30 p.m.: Sergio Garcia capped off his second round in style, rolling in an 18-foot eagle putt to shoot a 7-under-par 64 and flirt with a scoring record at the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Saturday.
Garcia (65-64) is at 13-under par, which is one stroke higher than the tournament record for the opening 36 holes, set by Tim Clark (128) in 2008.
Garcia’s round even included a double boogey, at No. 14. He offset that with seven birdies and the closing eagle.
Noon: Roberto Castro and Sergio Garcia have cooled off a bit, but continue to lead during second-round play today at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Castro had an eagle and five birdies on the front nine, dropping a 7-footer at No. 9 for a 7-under-par 29. He’s just made his first bogey, at the par-4 13th, when his approach went through the green and he missed a 5-footer. He followed that with a double bogey at the 14th, and is 10 under for the tournament, and 4 under on his round.
Garcia also got it to 13 under (and 7 under on his day) by shooting a front-nine 31, then adding birdies at Nos. 11 and 13.
But he took four to get down from the rough left of the green at the 14th, and also made double bogey. Garcia has played 16 holes today, and leads Castro by one. They’re not the only ones making a move.
Jason Day is bogey-free through 14 holes, 4 under on his round and 8 under overall. Justin Rose (12 holes) is 6 under on the day, while Keegan Bradley (13 holes), Brendon De Jonge (16 holes), and Charlely Hoffman (17 holes) are all 5 under on their round.
10 a.m.: Sergio Garcia and Roberto Castro must be morning people, because they’ve both raced out of the gate and into the lead early in the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship. Garcia and Castro are each 5 under par for their rounds, and have yet to make the turn.
Garcia is through eight holes, Castro only six. Both started on No. 1, but they’re not in the same pairing. The greens at TPC Boston are again soft and receptive, and for the second straight day there is no breeze to speak of, leaving the course vulnerable to low scores.
Castro got off to a start he probably didn’t even dream of: par-eagle-birdie-birdie-birdie. He reached the par-5 second hole in two shots and drained a 36-footer, then holed a 16-footer for another birdie at No. 3. He drove the green at the par-4 fourth, giving him his second eagle putt in a three-hole stretch. This one he missed, but the two-putt birdie was followed by yet another birdie at No. 5, when he holed a 10-footer.
Garcia opened with birdies at Nos. 1 and 2, made a par at the third, got up-and-down from a greenside bunker for birdie at No. 4, then added two more birdies at Nos. 6 and 7. Both Garcia and Castro are 11 under par for the tournament; each opened with 65.
The Deutsche Bank Championship scoring record for the first 36 holes is 12-under 128, set by Tim Clark in 2008.