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Tour Report: Round 1 news, numbers

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· Tiger Woods made six consecutive birdies in his opening-round 64. This birdie streak ties the second-longest streak of holes played under par in his career on the PGA TOUR. Woods’ streak also ties the longest birdie streak on TOUR this year and the longest birdie streak in Deutsche Bank Championship history.

· Woods was 8 under when he reached the par-4 ninth hole, his final hole, and then made bogey. Woods has struggled lately with the final hole of the first round. The last time Woods made a birdie on his final hole in the first round of a stroke-play event on TOUR was at The Barclays in 2010. In the last five years, Woods has played the final hole of the first round under par four times. Including today, Woods has now bogeyed his final hole of the first round 14 times, tying his first hole in the third round for the most bogeys and highest score relative to par for any hole in any round for Woods since 2008. 

· Keegan Bradley was 1 over after the front nine at the Deutsche Bank Championship, a relatively mundane score. When you look deeper, however, you will notice that Bradley made five bogeys, an eagle, two birdies and one par in an adventurous front nine. Only one player on TOUR this season made five bogeys on the front or back nine but managed to play 1 over or better — Scott Stallings at the Wells Fargo Championship on the front nine in the first round. Bradley is the first player in tournament history to accomplish this feat.

· Jeff Overton had a tremendous back nine in the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship that included five consecutive birdies. This streak ties the longest birdie streak of Overton’s career. He missed just one fairway, which ties a career best, and his eight birdies is one shy of his highest number of holes under par in a round on TOUR. 


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