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Furyk and Stricker lead Deutsche Bank event

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  • Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker card eight-under-par 63s to share Deutsche lead
  • Furyk and Stricker each finish without a bogey to lead the field by two strokes
  • World No.1 Tiger Woods struggled with his putting as he shot a one-under 70
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(CNN) -- American pair Jim Furyk and Steve Stricker both carded eight-under-par 63s to share the lead after the opening round of the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston.

Jim Furyk had no bogeys on his card as he shares the Deutsche Bank lead after an opening round 63.

Jim Furyk had no bogeys on his card as he shares the Deutsche Bank lead after an opening round 63.

Furyk and Stricker each finished without a bogey to share a two-stroke lead over South Africa's Retief Goosen, Angel Cabrera of Argentina, Justin Leonard, Scott Verplank and Matt Kuchar.

Behind them were Jerry Kelly, Troy Matteson, Sean O'Hair, Geoff Ogilvy and Jason Dufner on five-under-par.

World number one Tiger Woods continued to struggle with his putting as he shot a one-under-par round of 70 on a day when 64 of the 99-man field broke par.

"I didn't really do much of anything positively today. I didn't feel good over any shot today and didn't drive it very good, hit my irons worse and didn't make any putts," Woods told reporters.

Furyk hit all 18 greens in regulation and registered his best round in a year. He moved into a tie with Stricker by rolling in a three-foot birdie putt at the 18th hole.

"I'd much rather shot 61 and missed a couple greens," Furyk tolf the official PGA Tour Web site.

Stricker birdied five consecutive holes around the turn and then cooled off with five straight pars to grab the early clubhouse lead. He began his round on the 10th hole.

"A couple of good holes to start with, and to get off to a birdie-birdie start, just kind of got the day started in the right direction," said Stricker.

"I played well pretty much all day, one little hiccup on number seven where I laid up in the rough, but other than that it was pretty solid off the tee, hit a lot of fairways and gave myself a lot of opportunities.

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