NORTON, Mass. — Jason Day believed he might be able to pull away from the field Saturday at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Nine holes later, the second FedEx Cup playoff event was wide open.
Day made three bogeys in swirling wind on the back nine at TPC Boston, including the final hole. That gave him a 3-under-par 68 and a share of the lead with Ryan Palmer, who had a 71.
After two rounds, 16 players were separated by four shots. Matt Kuchar made six consecutive birdies around the turn and shot 66. He was one shot behind in what is shaping up as an emotional week. The wife of his caddie, Lance Bennett, died of a seizure Wednesday. Several players are contributing to a trust fund for the couple’s 4-year-old daughter. Kuchar said it was easier to play Saturday, though Angela Bennett remains on his mind.