Deutsche Bank Championship leaderboard: Phil Mickelson holds early 2-stroke lead

Jim Rogash

Mickelson began his round on a roll, and now everyone is chasing him.

Phil Mickelson was sharp from the get-go in the first round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, and he currently holds a two-stroke lead over the field at 8-under. Bob Estes sits in second at 6-under, while Lee Westwood and Henrik Stenson are tied for third place at 5-under.

Mickelson has been the story so far, though -- he began his round on the back nine, where he birdied seven of his first nine holes, leaving open the possibility of a sub-60 round. He cooled a bit after the turn, however, and posted his first bogie at No. 1. He bounced right back with an eagle on No. 2 and followed that with pars on No. 3 and No. 4. He'll need birdies on his final four holes to card a 59.

Elsewhere in the field, some notables already have a lot of work ahead of them. Tiger Woods is 2-under through 14 holes, leaving him six strokes off the pace. Bubba Watson and Jim Furyk are 1-under, while Adam Scott is 1-over.

Here's a glance at the top of the leaderboard:

Player Score
1 Phil Mickelson -8
2. Bob Estes
-6
T3 Lee Westwood
-5
T3 Henrik Stinson
-5
T5 John Huh
-4
T5 Harris English -4
T5 Graham DeLaet -4
T5 Jordan Spieth -4
T5 Boo Weekley -4
T5 Hunter Mahan -4

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