NORTON, Mass. — Justin Rose made his birdies mean something by keeping bogeys off his card for a 6-under 65 and a one-shot lead Friday in the Dell Technologies Championship.
Rose was rarely out of position on a breezy day at the TPC Boston that kept scores higher than usual. He putted for birdie on all but two holes and finished with three birdies over his last four holes to lead Russell Knox and Abraham Ancer.
Tiger Woods had to rally to salvage a 72.
Rose missed the cut in the FedEx Cup playoffs opener, and then opted out of the pro-am so he could spend six days at home in the Bahamas. He’s in position where a missed cut doesn’t hurt him at No. 6 in the standings.
Knox and Ancer have far more at stake. They’re simply trying to get to the next FedEx Cup event and keep their seasons going.