August 31 2013
NORTON, Mass. -- At one point, Sergio Garcia considered skipping the Deutsche Bank Championship. At 55th in the FedExCup standings, his spot in the field for the BMW Championship in two weeks was already secure.
It's a good thing he didn't.
Garcia went out in 31 in Saturday's second round at TPC Boston, where he made five birdies and no bogeys through his first nine holes to get to 11 under and, at least for now, a share of the lead.
For the week, Garcia, who in 2008 finished fifth here, has 12 birdies and just one bogey.
A big reason Garcia has played well so far today: His ball-striking. Only one of Garcia's five birdies has come from outside 9 feet. Everything else has been tight.
Also with a share of the lead with Garcia is Roberto Castro, who eagled the par-5 second then ripped off three straight birdies.
With TPC Boston continuing to play soft on an overcast, moist day, expect more of the same throughout the morning.