Poor start puts Woods 9 back

Tiger Woods is two shots out of last place after the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship in Norton, Mass., nine shots behind leaders Jason Day and Zach Johnson.

Woods, who began Friday's round on the 10th hole at the TPC of Boston course, finished at 1-over-par 72. After bogeys on four of his first six holes, Woods carded consecutive birdies to finish his opening nine and added one birdie over his closing nine.

Day and Johnson finished their rounds 8 under, one shot ahead of Ryan Moore, Ryan Palmer, Rory McIlroy, Hunter Mahan, Brian Davis and D.J. Trahan. Geoff Ogilvy was at 7 under through 13 holes.

Woods must finish among the top 70 in the FedEx Cup standings to advance to next week's BMW Championship at Cog Hill in Lemont, Ill. The top 30 players then move on to the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta on Sept. 23-26.

Miguel Angel Jimenez set the course record with a 10-under-par 61 to take a three-shot lead at the European Masters in Crans Montana, Switzerland.

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