Tiger Woods shot a seven-under-par 64 to finish the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship tied for third place.
Woods, who started on the back nine and at one point had six consecutive birdies, grabbed an early share of the lead at TPC Boston.
But the birdies, and some eagles, kept coming until South Korea’s Seung-Yul Noh finished with back-to-back birdies for a nine-under 62. He leads American Chris Kirk, who had an eagle on No. 18, by one stroke.
Woods, who shot his lowest opening round of the year on the heels of closing last week’s Barclays event with his worst score of the season (76), had his only bogey of the day on his final hole to leave him in a three-way tie for third with Americans Jeff Overton and Ryan Moore.
Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy and American Bryce Molder are tied for sixth at 65, with Australian John Senden and South African Louis Oosthuizen a shot back at 66.
Woods, who is seeking his fourth victory of the year, felt his play was on par with his earlier efforts this summer.
“Today was about the same as I have been playing pretty much all summer, just go out there and playing pretty consistent,” he said. “It was just a nice, solid round.”
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