Deutsche Bank Championship: Tiger on the Prowl

The Deutsche Bank Championship kicked off today at the TPC of Boston with a mixed leaderboard of tour stars and unknowns. Justin Rose of Great Britain posted a 4 under 67 early in the day to go to the locker room with a tie for the lead. Rose is currently 103rd on the PGA Tour's Official Money List, slightly disappointing with the great expecatations seen for Rose early in his career. Bob May who is ranked 127th on the money list would also card a 67. Other players who came in at 67 include Joe Ogilvy(Not U.S. Open Champion Geoff Ogilvy), Nathan Green, Michael Allen, and Aaron Baddeley. Austrailian Aaron Baddeley found his first victory this year at Harbour Town and tries to follow in the footsteps of fellow Aussie Adam Scott in winning the Deutsche Bank Championship. The big story today was Tiger Woods' attempt to win his fifth straight tournament in his last five starts. Tiger came into this year's tournament without a victory at the TPC of Boston. Tiger started fast making a birdie at one and making birdies and pars formost of the day to come in at 5 under 66. The feat of five consecutive victories is certainly in reach as Tiger rarely will give up any lead during a tournament. Tiger did falter once on hole 13 after coming short of the green with a tricky lofted chip onto the putting surface. Tiger would hit his pitch to four feet, but lip out the usually makeable par putt. Tiger would rebound with a birdie on the 14th, and a finishing birdie on the par 5 18th. Some familiar names were near the top of the leaderboard including Todd Hamilton, the 2004 British Open Champion who shot 68. Hamilton is currently 196th on the Tour's Money List and is looking for a strong finish to this season. Another familiar name was Shaun Micheel who has struggled since his PGA Championship victory several years ago. The scores for today were unusually high due mainly to some wind moving in throughout the day. Storms should move in for Saturday, so later tee times may have favorable conditions as long as it doesn't storm too hard. Coverage will be on the USA Network before moving to ABC.

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