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Christopher L. Gasper

Phil Mickelson a cut above playing partners at Deutsche Bank Championship

NORTON — The Deutsche Bank Championship is Tiger Woods’s tournament — his eponymous foundation has taken over the management of our local brush with the PGA Tour. But somebody forgot to tell Phil Mickelson because he played like the tournament at TPC Boston belonged to him on Friday.

Playing as part of a trumpeted triumvirate with Woods, the No. 1-ranked player in the world, and Masters winner Adam Scott, Mickelson staked claim to the course and a first-round lead, flirting with golf’s magic number before settling for an 8-under par 63 to earn a share of the lead with Brian Davis after the first round.

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