Hahn shares Deutsche Bank lead with Moore

James Hahn has been working on his driving lately and it paid off.

Hahn, from Alameda and Cal, hit all 14 fairways while shooting a bogey-free 6-under-par 65 and shared the first round lead with Ryan Moore in the Deutsche Bank Championship, second event of the FedEx Cup playoffs, at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass.

“For me, I play better, I swing the club better, I’m more consistent when I keep my pressure on my left foot and continue toward the target,” said Hahn, who has won twice on the PGA Tour. “First time I’ve ever (hit every fairway). Feels good.

“I feel like it’s a very quick turnaround. I didn’t expect it to work this quick, but luckily it did.”

Hahn sank an eight-foot birdie putt while finishing on the ninth hole to wind up even with Moore, who had three birdies on each nine in another bogey-free 65.

Paul Casey of England collected six birdies on the back nine in his 66 and was tied for third with Fabian Gomez of Argentina, Brian Stuard and Jhonattan Vegas of Venezuela, who all made birdies while finishing on the ninth hole.

Adam Scott of Australia had four birdies on the first seven holes and was in a big tie for seventh with Kevin Chappell of Fresno and UCLA, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Harris Barton, Tony Finau, J.B. Holmes, Roberto Castro, Emiliano Grillo of Argentina, Si Woo Kim of South Korea, Billy Hurley and Chad Campbell.

World No. 2 Dustin Johnson shot 68 and was in tie for 20th that included Olympic gold medalist Justin Rose of England and Henrik Stenson of Sweden, who was the runner-up in Rio de Janeiro, and third-ranked Jordan Spieth.

Defending champion Rickie Fowler is tied for 38th at 69, top-ranked Jason Day of Australia is tied for 48th at 70, fifth-ranked Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland is tied for 67th at 71 and Phil Mickelson is tied for 93rd at 75.


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