Keegan Bradley reads the ninth green during the first round of the Dell Technologies Championship golf tournament at TPC Boston in Norton, Mass., Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Keegan Bradley picks up the pieces in Boston

August 31, 2018 - 12:19 pm

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Keegan Bradley managed to forget about the way he played last week and started a new FedEx Cup playoff event Friday with high hopes.

Bradley opened the Dell Technologies Championship with a 4-under 67. That was good enough in breezy conditions at the TPC Boston to share the early lead with Chris Kirk and Beau Hossler.

If it stands the rest of Friday, it would be the highest 18-hole score to lead at the TPC Boston since the tournament began in 2003.

Bradley played in the final group at The Northern Trust and shot 78. All he cared about this week was getting another chance to win for the first time in six years.

Tiger Woods had another sluggish start. Using a new putter, he rallied for a 72.