Boston: Anirban Lahiri had a tough first day at the Dell Technologies Championships in the second leg of FedExCup play-offs with a 3-over 74 that put him way down in Tied-83rd place. It was a day Lahiri would like to forget as he gave himself few chances and when he did he was unable to grab them.
His driving accuracy just over 57 per cent and even though he did find the greens almost two-thirds of the time, he was always beyond 20 feet and very rarely inside that to get a birdie.
Tiger Woods shot one-over 72 and was Tied-56th. Justin Rose, who missed the cut in the FedExCup Playoffs opener at Northern Trust, went home to the Bahamas for six days, and did not arrive till a day before the Dell Technologies Championship, which began on Friday and then he shot 6-under 65 at the TPC Boston on a breezy day.
Rose putted for birdie on all but two holes and made his six birdies and kept bogeys off the card. He had three birdies over his last four holes.
Rose is one shot ahead Russell Knox and Abraham Ancer and both had strong finishes. Ancer, the first Mexican to reach the second stage of the FedExCup Playoffs, finished on the front nine with four birdies over his last six holes. Knox holed a wedge from 109 yards for eagle on No. 15 and had a 15-foot birdie putt on 16th.
Woods was back at the TPC Boston for the first time in five years. He shot 72. “I putted beautifully today,” said Woods. “I hit a lot of good putts, and just have to give myself more looks out of them. I didn’t hit the ball close enough.”