Watson surges into the early lead with 64

September 3, 2011 - 12:45 PM
Deutsche Bank Golf

Rickie Fowler hits his second shot on the 15th hole during the second round of the Deutsche Bank Championship golf tournament at TPC Boston, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011, in Norton, Mass. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

NORTON, Mass. (AP) — Bubba Watson has taken the early lead at the Deutsche Bank Championship with another eagle and a 7-under 64.

Watson made eagle on the par-5 seventh hole for the second straight day and finished two rounds at 10-under 132. Among the early starters Saturday, he was one shot ahead of Brandt Snedeker, who had a hole-in-one on the 16th while also shooting a 64.

Rickie Fowler made nine pars on the back nine and had to settle for a 67, putting him three shots behind.

Phil Mickelson, again using the belly putter, had a 73 and was 11 shots out of the lead. He was in danger of missing the cut, depending on scores in the afternoon.