Monday, August 13, 2018

Ryan Moore leads Deutsche Bank Championship

NORTON, Mass. — Ryan Moore changed his schedule to pile up tournaments at the end of the year with hopes of getting into a rhythm going into the FedEx Cup playoffs. He has no complaints with the results.

After tying for seventh in the first playoff event last weekend, Moore started the second with 6-under 65 in the Deutsche Bank Championship on Friday to share the first-round lead with James Hahn.

After one round at TPC Boston, 37 players were separated by three shots. Phil Mickelson was not among them.

Mickelson, who leads the PGA Tour in adjusted scoring average and said he wanted to win the Vardon Trophy for the first time, took two swipes out of high grass in a water hazard to no avail, finally took a drop and made quadruple-bogey 8 on the sixth hole. That sent him to 75 and third-to-last place.

Jordan Spieth shot 68 but said he somehow was losing some 30 yards off his driver and would try to figure out why.

Jason Day, the world's No. 1-ranked player, opened with 70 and then discovered that his wife, two young children and a friend were involved in a car accident near their travel bus. Day said his wife, Ellie, was taken to a hospital as a precaution but everyone seemed to be okay.

The top 70 in the FedEx Cup point standings advance after this tournament.

LPGA: Marina Alex eagled her final hole for 8-under 64 and the second-round lead in the Manulife Classic at 10-under 134 in Cambridge, Ontario. The 26-year-old former Vanderbilt player had a one-stroke lead over Thailand's P.K. Kongkraphan (66) and South Korea's Hyo Joo Kim (67). First-round leader Chella Choi (72) was 6 under. Seminole's Brittany Lincicome (72) was 4 under.

Champions: David Frost made two eagles and shot a bogey-free 8-under 62 to take the first-round lead in the Shaw Charity Classic in Calgary. Defending champion Jeff Maggert and Jose Coceres were a stroke back. Tom Watson and Bernhard Langer were in a group of six at 65.

PGA Europe: Tour newcomer Romain Langasque shot 7-under 63 to share the lead after the European Masters second round in Crans-Montana, Switzerland. The Frenchman, 21, was at 9-under 131 with Richard Bland (64) and Richard Green (66). As for the four first-round co-leaders, Gregory Havret (71) was 5 under, Paul Peterson (72) was 4 under, and Mike Lorenzo-Vera (73) and Daniel Brooks (73) were 3 under.