Five Things About Deutsche Bank Championship's Second Round Saturday
PGA Pro Jeff Overton offered putting tips after his first round 64 at the Deutsche Bank Championship at the Tournament Players Club of Boston in Norton.
1. MAYBE THIS WILL HELP-Over the last few months, Jeff Overton has been have trouble with his putting, see five different instructors, including James Sieckmann on Thursday, and was in a three-month slump. His putting in Friday's first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship was key for him shooting an opening round 64.
"I think it's key of you get lined up and find your mark," said Overton." I opened up my stance a bit.
"I hate to give his (Sieckmann) secrets out, but he basically said whenever you make a putt and you're picking it out of the hole, tell yourself how good you are."
2. CALLING OUT THE BRADY BUNCH-When Tiger Woods was asked how the four-year-old FedEx Cup Playoffs are doing, envoked the name of a professional team up the road. The Deutsche Bank Championship is the second stop on the four stop tour, finishing with the PGA Championshiups at Crooked Stick in Indiana.
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"You know it's one of those weird things," he said. "You could win all three of these events and still lost the FedEx Cup. That's kind of the nature of how it's set up.
"The argument would be, unfortunately, for you Pats fans, is when you guys win, what was it, 18-0, and unfortunately lost one, that's kind of the argument, and that's also why they set it up that way. Just because you sweep the playoffs doesn't mean it's guaranteed that you are going to win the overall title."
3. LUCK OF THE IRISH-Local favorite Keegan Bradley out of Hopkinton is hoping his golf bag gives him a little luck this long week. Bradley has a Shamrock logo on it.
"A litte Irish and Celtics luck there," he said.
4. HAPPY LABOR DAY-When the tournament finishes Monday, the winner will grab a paycheck of $1,440,000 for four days of work and 2,500 FedEx Cup points to take to the next stop. Overall, the purse is a cool $8,000,000.
5. WHO'S PLAYING WHEN?-Woods will be teeing off at 1:10 p.m. with Nick Watney, the cousin of former NESN sideline reporter Heidi Watney, and Brandt Snedeker, who is one of the fastest players on the tour.
ROUND 2 – SATURDAY, SEPT. 1
7:40 a.m. Pat Perez Spencer Levin David Hearn
7:52 a.m. Brendon de Jonge Tom Gillis John Rollins
8:04 a.m. Greg Chalmers Mark Wilson Martin Laird
8:16 a.m. Tim Clark Marc Leishman Ben Curtis
8:28 a.m. Bill Haas Kyle Stanley Robert Garrigus
8:40 a.m. Scott Piercy John Huh Jim Furyk
8:52 a.m. Roberto Castro Chris Kirk Michael Thompson
9:04 a.m. George McNeill Tommy Gainey Sang-Moon Bae
12:10 p.m. Charl Schwartzel D.A. Points J.J. Henry
12:22 p.m. Ian Poulter Kevin Na Ben Crane
12:34 p.m. Charlie Wi Padraig Harrington Geoff Ogilvy
12:46 p.m. Luke Donald Justin Rose Steve Stricker
12:58 p.m. Bubba Watson Dustin Johnson Carl Pettersson
1:10 p.m. Nick Watney Brandt Snedeker Tiger Woods
1:22 p.m. Sean O’Hair Matt Every Greg Owen
1:34 p.m. Dicky Pride Jonas Blixt John Merrick
7:40 a.m. Charles Howell III Jonathan Byrd Brian Davis
7:52 a.m. Ryan Moore Seung-Yul Noh J.B. Holmes
8:04 a.m. Brian Harman Ryan Palmer Kevin Stadler
8:16 a.m. Phil Mickelson Ernie Els Rickie Fowler
8:28 a.m. Matt Kuchar Hunter Mahan Keegan Bradley
8:40 a.m. Rory McIlroy Zach Johnson Jason Dufner
8:52 a.m. Ricky Barnes Troy Matteson Cameron Tringale
9:04 a.m. Bryce Molder Rory Sabbatini K.J. Choi
9:16 a.m. Daniel Summerhays Martin Flores
12:10 p.m. Bob Estes Harris English Josh Teater
12:22 p.m. Vijay Singh Ken Duke Scott Stallings
12:34 p.m. Graham DeLaet Jimmy Walker William McGirt
12:46 p.m. John Senden Graeme McDowell Adam Scott
12:58 p.m. Bud Cauley Lee Westwood Johnson Wagner
1:10 p.m. Webb Simpson Louis Oosthuizen Bo Van Pelt
1:22 p.m. Jeff Overton Ted Potter Jr. Aaron Baddeley
1:34 p.m. Charley Hoffman Blake Adams Jason Day