Tommy Fleetwood upstages Tiger Woods

Tommy Fleetwood upstages Tiger Woods to fly out of the traps in opening FedEx Cup play-off event in New Jersey

Tommy Fleetwood outshone playing partner Tiger Woods to make a superb start to the first FedEx Cup play-off event in New Jersey.

Fleetwood carded an opening four-under-par 67 in The Northern Trust at Ridgewood Country Club to lie a shot off the early clubhouse lead, with Woods battling to a level-par 71.

Starting from the ninth due to the layout of the composite course, Fleetwood birdied the 13th, 14th, 16th and 17th to cover the back nine in 32 and picked up another shot on the fourth before dropping his only shot of the day following an errant drive on the seventh.

“I’ve not swung it great in practice and was a little scrappy early on but holed some great putts in my first 10 holes and then it kind of dried up a bit on the front nine, our back nine,” Fleetwood told PGA Tour Live

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