Five tied for lead at PGA's Deutsche event
NORTON, Mass. (AP) -- John Rollins jokingly told his caddie to brace himself for a record back nine at the Deutsche Bank Championship. He had no idea it would leave him atop the leaderboard, part of the largest logjam on the PGA Tour in 22 years.
As the second-round leaders were still warming up Sunday, Rollins holed a bunker shot for an eagle on the 18th hole to set a back-nine record with a 28 and match his career-best round of 8-under 63. Even more surprising was that it held up on a sunny, breezy afternoon on the TPC of Boston.
Rollins was at 10-under 203, and no one could pass him.
Billy Andrade started and finished with birdies and made 16 pars in between for a 69. Jason Bohn, energized by a peanut butter and jelly sandwich he ate on the 14th hole, birdied his final four holes for a 67. Carl Petterson plodded along to a 68. Olin Browne recovered from a tough start for a 70.
The five-way tie for the lead going into the final round involved the most players on the PGA Tour since a five-way tie in the 1983 Colonial.